Led by Isaac Ngugi and Caroline Jeyaratnam-Joyner Challenge and develop your ability to work creatively with diverse audiences. Explore your participatory approach to improve the wellbeing of others.

Spare Tyre practitioners have extensive experience of developing innovative participatory arts projects with hard to reach communities. They empower participants to take ownership of the creative process, with equality, diversity and accessibility at the heart of their approach.

This masterclass was for professional participatory artists with a minimum of one year’s experience of working in the sector.


  • Explore a collaborative and person-centred approach to working creatively with diverse individuals and communities.
  • Challenge your existing participatory methods of creative engagement and develop new skills.
  • Experiment with new ideas for future development, working outside of your comfort zone.
  • Change your preconceptions of risk-taking.
  • Reflect on your practice in a safe space with like-minded peers.

Where and when?

Date: Saturday 28th November 2015
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: The Albany (in the Studio), Douglas Way, Deptford SE8 4AG
Cost: £45 (maximum 18 participants)

About the facilitators:
Isaac Ngugi is a Spare Tyre Associate. He is a founding co-director of Unclassified Arts that concentrates on access to arts provision particularly for those marginalised in society in the UK and abroad. Unclassified Arts believe that performing arts (in particular physical theatre) is an effective way to develop people both individually and collectively.

Caroline Jeyaratnam-Joyner works regularly with Spare Tyre as a facilitator/performer for our dementia programme. She has worked as a trainer for niche and hard to reach groups for seventeen years. She is passionate about fusing theatre, arts, yoga and meditation techniques for participants to enhance expression, vitality and personal development.