Actionwork runs anti-bullying workshops at Glastonbury Festival

Theatre-in-education company Actionwork returned to Glastonbury Festival 2010 to deliver a week of performances and creative workshop sessions.

The 12-strong Actionwork Team, made up of writers, actors, singers and comedians, focused on the topic of anti-bullying for their residency at the festival.

Based in a multi-coloured marquee in the Green Futures Field, Actionwork has attended the last three Glastonbury Festivals and is the official anti-bullying resource for the event.

The company delivered two shows at the festival: 'Glastonbully' and 'Cyber Scream'. The shows ran once a day in the Actionwork marquee and twice in the nearby Speaker's Forum.

Cyber Scream, written by Andy Hickson and Rebecca Brynolf, tackles the issues of cyberbullying and victimisation.

The production is aimed at young people between the ages of 9 to 18 years and is about people who suffer bullying because they are different or because they appear different, Actionwork delivers the workshop in a range of styles including song, dance and storytelling.

Year round, Actionwork runs workshops for adults and young people on a wide range of topics including assertiveness, conflict resolution, facilitation skills, voice training and film-making. The organisation also provides anti-bullying teacher training in the UK and abroad.