Activity 1 : Photo workshop + drawing in the city

  • Planning an activity from start to finish
  • Organise your time during a long-term activity in a group
  • Find the necessary resources to carry out the activity
  • Know how to communicate
  • Analysing and processing information
  • Planning and organising
  • Conveying and exchanging information and ideas
  • Collaborating with others in teams and networks
  • A flipchart or large poster boards
  • A computer/phone for research
  • Printer 
  • Possibly listings of shows in surrounding towns and cities
  • Blank sheets of paper for planning
  • Budget for transport + show

The activity consists of organising travel to a show and booking the show. It is ideally carried out in a group, the aim being to organise collectively, booking seats and travel, and above all to really get there.

The activity can take several hours depending on the group.

1.Introduction by the instructor: Discussion of culture.

The instructor writes the word "culture" on a flipchart and asks each participant to express themselves as they wish on the subject: "What does this word evoke in you?" He/she can stimulate the discussion and ideas with different questions: "What do you like about culture? Do you feel that it is accessible to everyone? Is it the same everywhere? Do you often go to cultural performances and if not why?“

  1. Presentation of the activity:  

Objective: To choose and go to a show

Instructions: Choose a show that you all like together, organise to go to it, and go to see the show.

Method: This work is done in groups

Duration: 3 - 5 hours

  1. Choice of show:

The participants form sub-groups of at least two people and look for a show that interests them: on the internet, in brochures, etc. They choose a show together and prepare a presentation of it for the rest of the group. 

Each sub-group presents its choice to the rest of the group. Together, they must now agree on a show that can interest the whole group.

  1. Organisation:

Together, the group makes a list of the different steps and defines a schedule. The instructor can help with ideas: routes, tickets, timetables, travel times, etc.

Once the list of steps has been drawn up, the group divides up the responsibilities: Creation of sub-groups according to responsibilities. Each sub-group works together to research and book.

  1. Show:

The group travels to the venue. Everyone leads the group and takes responsibility at the appropriate time.

  1. Evaluation of the activity: 

The instructor suggests that everyone assess the activity and their personal involvement. 

If the instructor wants to do the activity on one day, he/she can skip step 3, and choose the show himself/herself.

  • How was this activity for you?
  • What did you learn from this activity?
  • What key steps did you remember in terms of planning?
  • Have you ever organised and planned an activity before? 
  • What other activity could you organise in this way?

If this activity is organised with a mixed group, they can split the group in subgroups, according to the age, so each group can learn from a show the other group likes.

Or you can mix the ages, so everyone can learn from each other during the planning (for example using social media for elder people who never use it,...).