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Out of the Body and into the Journal: The Art of Journaling Theatre Practice with Dinos Aristidou

October 7, 2021

Multi Region Event: Asia & Europe / Americas & Europe

Booking Closed

Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below and select your chosen region when you ‘Book now’.

About the workshop

Out of the Body and into the Journal; The Art of Journaling Theatre Practice

Workshop description
How do you capture practical explorations? How do you make the invisible visible?
Journaling is the art of recording experiences so that they can become ‘activators’ for reflection. This workshop explores how we capture experience and how we can best record so we can use it to encourage meaningful reflection and deep learning.

Learning outcomes

  • Introduction to ways of capturing practical explorations
  • Developing approaches to reflecting on practice
  • Using creative strategies for capturing learning
  • Understanding secondary reflection

Target audience
All theatre teachers

About your workshop leader

Dinos Aristidou
I’m a playwright, director and education consultant working internationally. Covid-19 has changed my process working digitally to make/share work. I am working with Birmingham Royal Ballet and as creative learning director of UCAN, developing Storystarters. As artistic director/playwright of the Hear Us Out Verbatim Theatre Festival I am working with older people and their stories.

My passion is for Verbatim theatre, working with communities to discover empowering ways of theatrically presenting untold stories. My work with students and teachers focuses on reflection, its role in learning, social activism and building compassion. As an artist I am interested in what it means to make art with kindness.

I work closely with the IB and created the current Teacher Support Materials (TSM) and designed all workshops for Cat 1 and 2 teachers for the IB as well as the IBTAPS sessions for ISTA. I am passionate about journaling and the role it can play in learning and in making sense of our experiences. My work on reflection has led to the development of creative strategies designed to make journaling and reflection engaging.

Important information

Event Coordinator
Helen Abbott

Workshop timings
Region 1 – Asia & Europe
9:00 am – 10:30 am BST (British Summer Time)
10:00 am – 11:30 am CEST (Central European Summer Time)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm SGT (Singapore General Time)

Region 2 – Americas & Europe
7:00 am – 8:30 am Americas PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Americas EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm BST (British Summer Time)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Europe/CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Please note
You will be emailed joining instructions 24 hours ahead of the session.


The cost of this session is GBP £35 per person for ISTA members and GBP £40 per person for non members.

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Asia & Europe

Starts on Thursday 07 October at 16:00
Finishes on Thursday 07 October at 17:30
(SST - Singapore Standard Time)

Americas & Europe

Starts on Thursday 07 October at 16:00
Finishes on Thursday 07 October at 17:30
(CEST - Central European Summer Time)


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