Project Description

PhotoActing our Stories:
Participatory Photography and Theatre for Communities

8 and 15 February 2024
The Cockpit, Studio1
Gateforth Street, NW8 8EH



We invite you to a 2-days workshop exploring Participatory Photography, Participatory Theatre and their combination as creative tools for community work, to encourage participation, inclusion and dialogue.

The visual and embodied languages will offer different opportunities to honour our lived stories and to activate our collective imagination to co-create and transform, to envision and enact new ones, exploring together how a Photo-Theatrical community work can support personal and community participatory processes.

The workshop will include a combination of tools and practices:
PhotoVoice, Image Theatre, Playback Theatre, Forum Theatre, Embodied and Visual Storytelling.

The workshop will offer resources to all those engaging communities with creative tools, or interested in doing so. It is addressed to facilitators, (art)therapists, educators, community workers, theatre makers, photographers, as well as anyone else who would be interested in experiencing Participatory Photography and Participatory Theatre, and their combination.

No previous theatre or photography experience is needed.

Dates and time: Thursday 8 February and 15 February 2024, 6.30-9.00PM
Venue: The Cockpit, Studio1, Gateforth Street, NW8 8EH, London

The participation fee for the 2-days workshop is £50, if you register until 21 January 2024.
After that date, the participation fee is £65.

For concessions, please write to us: .

The workshop will take place as a process during the 2 days. In case of exceptional impossibility in participating in one of the 2 dates, please write to us.

Cancellation policy: for a full refund (minus 5% admin charge), your cancellation notice has to be received to up to 10 days before your registered participation date.

Spaces are limited: we recommend to register early.


Facilitator: Francesco Argenio BenaroioFrancesco

Francesco is a participatory theatre practitioner, social arts facilitator, photographer, IT engineer, project manager.

For the past 19 years he has coordinated and facilitated community processes in the UK, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Colombia, India, Nepal/Tibet and Thailand/Myanmar.

Francesco is the founder and director of the social initiative “ANAMUH – Arts for Dialogue” ( and he is the production manager of the grassroots international conference/gathering “Play Perform Learn Grow – PPLG” (


Further info:

Registrations: HERE