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Maggie has been facilitating improvisation workshops for over 50 years across the world with people from diverse backgrounds. This is a unique opportunity for Maggie to share some of the exercises and techniques she uses in her practice. Drawing on her life experience as a musician, dancer, actor, yoga teacher and workshop facilitator we will explore creative energy in all its magical diversity. Within the session, time will be taken to build trust among participants, explore the creative process and the abundant gifts of the muse. No previous experience is necessary and the workshop is open to all.

Breakfast included. If you would like to let us know about any dietary requirements, please get in touch at thenortherncharter@gmail.com

This workshop is free but spaces are limited, advanced booking strongly recommended - Please RSVP via the Eventbrite link at the top of this event.

The workshop coincides with Harmonic Anatomies/Wet Mouths, a performance with artist Bryony Gillard & guests, as part of PROJECTIONS at Tyneside Cinema on 25th July.

Improvisation workshop with Maggie Nicols
July 26th 2019 10am - 12.30pm
Maggie Nicols (b. 1948) is a singer and a pioneer of free improvisation in the UK. She joined London's legendary Spontaneous Music Ensemble in 1968 and began running workshops, using the techniques of the SME’s John Stevens. She also worked in local experimental theatre. Later she was a member of the large ensemble Centipede, led by Keith Tippett. In 1977, with musician/composer Lindsay Cooper, she formed the remarkable Feminist Improvising Group. Maggie continues to perform worldwide and record challenging and beautiful work. When she is not performing solo she collaborates with a wide range of artists including Joëlle Leandre, Irene Schweizer and Phil Minton. Maggie is also a community activist, especially around neuro diversity and mental health. She is passionate about creative liberation and sharing practices of freedom and is currently in the process of writing a book about this.