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Masterclass for Kent Dance Challege

Posted on June 10, 2017 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I was asked to create a vocal masterclass for the competition participants of the Kent Dance Challenge, this was y second time as a judge and first time as a Masterclass leader. Participants were varied in their abilities and vocal confidence, we had an amazing time and the talent on the day was phenomenal.

Singing Workshops for Draper Film and Music Academy

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

We were asked to join the creative team to create a music video project, the project was aimed at young people with a high risk of offending. It was a 16 week project incorporating singing, live performance, dance, film making, recorded vocals in the music studio. The final product was a-maze-ing, so proud of everyone who helped make it a success. The Mayor came down especially to watch our final performance and watch the video.

ScarletWorkshops Monthly Newsletter - Issue 1

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone,

Welcome to September and our brand spanking new newsletter! It's been a while since I've spoken to some of you so let me remind you what we do:

ScarletWorkshops is a social enterprise that raises the standards and aspirations of young people through professional performing arts training and our transformational life-skills workshops.

Snapshot update:


  • Real Drama is closing down after 9 successful years and alumni boasting John Boyega (Star Wars). I've had a great 2 years as Project Manager
  • SW has taken over the Real Drama sessions at 2InSpire, and continue with our resident singing workshops. Every Monday, free for young people 
  • Our website is looking great and filled with lots of videos telling you more about us...The latest explains how our students feel about our" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">singing workshops
  • I will be out of office from October 3rd - 1st Feb 2017 as I will be performing in my 2nd West End Tour: GHOST the musical (China Tour)... Hi-five to me :P
  • SW will be running as usual and I will be on email as always 
  • We had a really inspiring time running a bespoke workshop for CoolTan Arts Self Advocacy Programme
  • We had an amazing time training and songwriting with the film and music Academy at Draper Estate , please check the link for the final music video
  • We had an amazing time running singing workshops for the Girls club at Coin Street
  • We have been asked back to devise and deliver workshops for Inspired to Work at Inspire
  • To see our events calendar :


Right, well I think that's it for now, all our amazing achievements will be added to our blog in the near future, so if I can't fit it all in the newsletter you'll know where to go. See you in October :)

Many thanks, positivity and love always. Scarlet xx


Singing Workshops for Coin Street

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We were asked to create a 4-week singing workshop for the Girls Group at Coin Street. The girls choose their own activities and mentioned they were interested in singing and music. We had a fantastic time, the girls really shone in their final performance.

Guest Speaker for Cool Tan Self Advocacy Course

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Earlier this month we were asked to create a 2-hour workshop for Cool Tans award winning Self Advocacy programme, the title was "Making a complaint". Participants were medium to high need adults with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression and learning difficulties. Due to the popularity of the workshop, we were later asked to provide a supplementary booklet that the participants could keep for future reference.

Walworth Lantern Parade

Posted on December 17, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We had an amazing time at the Walworth Lantern Parade, with many of our students participating with their hand made lanterns. 

We then came back to Inspire to partake in our End of year showcase 

End of year Showcase and Lantern Parade

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

  Our next Showcase will be in conjunction with the Walworth Lantern Parade, please come down to watch and support our local community and young people :) 

Specialist Workshop for Prince's Trust

Posted on October 25, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It's official, the news is out, our Specialist Workshop "How to make the perfect sale and keep your customers happy" will be gracing the Prince's Trust stage in 2 weeks.... PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT....

Specialist Workshop coming to ScarletWorkshops

Posted on October 25, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We're super excited to be bringing a specialised dance workshop to our young people. As part of the development of 'Trivialis' which will be staged in the Blue Elephant Theatre Camberwell, 18th-21st of November, choreographer Chloe Aliyanni will be working with the young people of Southwark, delivering free movement/creative workshops. We're excited to take part in and host this great opportunity on behalf of our young people. If you know anyone who would like to take part, please sign up via ... we are planning to host another event for older students aged 14-19 so please sign up now, spaces are limited smile emoticon Please like, love, share and spread the word!!!

Unhappiness is like gone off milk!

Posted on October 4, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)



I met Laura at a business course, she’s 24 and is contemplating starting her own business. As the day goes on I can see her feeling more and more intimidated by the confident characters around her. I feel as though she will not return after lunch, she will use the break as an escape and slide back into the darkness of the ‘complicated’ routine she calls life. She is the type of lady who is the life and soul of the party and has loads of friend, she’s amazing, when she’s there, but she’s not there, she’s here… 

At lunch we go to the local restaurant, I go through my ‘Star of Life’ activity with her to gage the areas of her life she feels cause her most difficulty, I observe her star, many low scores, I process the results in my head and say “ok we don’t have long left, from everything you’ve said I think we need to delve into you relationship side, as once you feel better about that, all of the other things on your list will start to rise by default”  she agrees, we spend the remaining 15 minutes and the walk back to the course discussing her relationships in more detail.

The feedback:

"It was great, you can break down what others can't see…I knew all this stuff but it was too much in my head, the way you break it down is amazing, thank you. I feel more positive, like I shouldn't get overwhelmed, you understand me and help me reflect… About all the relationship stuff, it made me realise that if something's not making you happy it's like gone off milk, open the lid, pour it down the sink. It put things into perspective for me, I need to focus on what makes me happy. I’m totally over him, it may sound crazy but I'm like that, when I make up my mind, it's made, when you’re trying to life positive you don't need negative, today is the start of my life.