Workshops In Services Everywhere Using Performance & Play

Who We Are

WISE UP Workshops CIC is a Community Interest Company based in Morecambe.

Since 2013 we have been supporting local people of all ages & all abilities through an inclusive range of creative activities to promote health & wellbeing, to build resilience and self-confidence.

Our main aims are;

  • Raising aspirations and supporting personal development
  • Inclusive practice
  • Improving wellbeing and mental health
  • To build confidence & learn life skills
  • To offer opportunities and new experiences for all ages & all abilities

Testimonials

“Thank you so much for a really heartwarming time last night. One of our volunteers said Wise Up was like a 3D piece of living artwork- so beautiful & treasured!

(The quakers at Rookhow, Cumbria)

“At Wise up we are listened to, our ideas are valued and we all work together, I am really looking forward to this year’s play because we have all co-created the piece.”

(Chris, age 13)

“I nearly stopped coming last year because I felt anxious but the team helped me feel good again, I am their helper and that makes me feel good.”

(Kate, age 9)

“Tonight was my first performance, I loved hearing the audience clap at the end.”

(Kadie, age 6)

“It is great to be welcome at the wellbeing group, as a 71 year old man it isn’t often I can have a giggle. I have got to know people of all generations and I enjoy coming here to connect.”

(Colin)

“Thanks for everything you have done for me, I feel so much more confident.”

(Evie)

“I love it at Wise Up, I have made friends and I feel I have grown.”

(Chloe)

“You do what it says on the tin- Helping people through creativity.”

(Ann)

“Tonight’s performances were great, I just love what you guys are doing in our community.”

(Jim-Centreline Films)

“I just wanted to thank you again for all your help and support with the Schools Health, Wellbeing & Safety Days.
The feedback from all the heads, teachers & pupils has been absolutely fantastic and it will be a school day no one will forget.”

(Sarah from Lancaster ICC)

“It was a pleasure meeting Elspeth and her team yesterday, I feel that you have created a very positive, compassionate and creative space that empowers and enables community members to flourish- great work!”

(Guy from Lancashire Youth Fund)

What Do We Deliver

Creative
Hub

(Tuesdays)

Weekly drama & creative arts workshops for young people ages 5-17.

Acting, Dancing, Performance, Art & Creative projects performed at local venues.

Learn news skills, build confidence, have fun and make new friends.

Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm.

Wise Up Youth Theatre

(Tuesdays)

This group is created by the young people themselves using performing arts as a medium to express their views and beliefs on issues that they feel affect their lives such as mental health issues, environmental topics and relationships. The main aim is to offer a safe creative space for local teenagers. Suitable for ages 12+, based in Morecambe, Tuesdays 7pm-9pm.

Wellbeing
Wednesdays

We offer a welcoming creative space and learn new skills such as woodwork, cooking, massage, natural remedies, exercise and monthly trips out for all ages and all abilities.

Weekly workshops at our central hub in Morecambe, £5pp includes a healthy lunch.

Life Wise

(Wednesdays)

Are you feeling stuck since the pandemic? Has school, college or uni been a challenge for you? Would you like to learn new skills to help you live the life you want? Our new fortnightly Wednesday group offers a safe and creative space for ages 16-25 year olds learning new life skills and experience new opportunities.

Donation fee welcome. Call us to book your space. Starting Wednesday the 31st of January 2024 6pm-8pm. All abilities welcome.

ATG

(Fridays)

Adult Theatre Group offers a weekly safe space that is a fun & inclusive space for older adults & adults with disabilities. Our approach is participative, we include everyone to collaborate & create devised theatre together.

We meet on Friday afternoons 2pm-4pm.

The cost is £5 per session/ Carers attend for free.

Creative
Saturdays

More details coming soon

Trial dates 6th & 13th of July 10am-1.30pm/ £10pp

Call to book your space

Holiday Youth Programme

Our holiday programme offers creative arts and performance skills workshops & performance projects during Easter & Summer.

For ages 5 upwards, all abilities welcome.

Call the team for costs and dates.

Support in
Schools

We provide bespoke one to one and group wellbeing support for children of all ages and all abilities in educational settings.

Using creative arts, storytelling, play therapy and drama we enable children to express themselves and grow in confidence.

Little Theatre Company
By The Sea

We are a small ensemble of local performers and artists of all ages from the local area. We deliver productions and projects at various venues which are accessible to all. If you are interested in joining please email the team to arrange an informal meeting.

Shrimpy
Shack

A new social enterprise in the heart of Morecambe offering a dining and live theatre experience inspired by Morecambe Bay.

Wellbeing experience days, Birthday parties & celebration days available for all ages.

All our team members and volunteers hold the necessary qualifications and have completed training that’s relevant in supporting all of the attendees.

“A spectrum of skills meets a spectrum of needs”


Call us on 07506 295782 or email us on hello@wiseupworkshops.com and we’ll get back to you.

'Inspiring Individuality through Creativity'