Found Arts Festival: Day 5

Found Arts Festival: Day 5

Fri 18th March 2022 - Fri 18th March 2022

18th March 2022

Tramshed presents their first annual Found Arts Festival - a space for emerging artists to connect and challenge through seeing, doing, listening, discussing and creating.

Check out the full programme

The festival has been curated for anyone who identifies as an emerging artist in the performing arts industry, with or without training, and is aged 16+. Each day of the festival is designed to stretch creativity and equip participants with practical skills as well as allow space to discuss, connect and network with peers. This will be followed by a quality performance in the evening.

If you aren't an artist - don't worry! All our shows are open to the public, we promise to host a brilliant night of entertainment for an affordable price. You can book for events individually or grab a day ticket for only £10!

BOOK NOW Spoken Word & Writing for Performance with Elle Dillon-Reams
BOOK NOW Approaching Producers & Venues
BOOK NOW Found Scratch #2 Show
BOOK NOW Day Ticket (only £10!)

Check out what's on 18th March - 

Spoken Word & Writing for Performance with Elle Dillon-Reams
2pm - 4pm

Workshop with 30 max capacity


A spoken word workshop with award-winning writer and performer Elle Dillon-Reams, for novice newcomers to professionals and everyone in-between! Through accessible and fun exercises and activities, find ways to create and generate ideas, as Elle shares her passion for the written word.

There will be an opportunity to perform at the end to the rest of the group, as well as a Q&A with Elle about being an artist who makes their own work.

Elle is a multi-medium artist finding the most joy in pushing the boundaries of form to create innovative hybrid work. Specialising in Poetry, she won the Genesis Slam in 2019 & 2021, the Imperial College Nature Slam in 2020, and was the International Women’s Day Poet for Imperial College in 2021. Her debut poetry book Maladaptive was published by Verve Poetry Press in January 2022.

Elle’s debut play HoneyBEE, a spoken-word solo show, blended with stand-up, dance & an explosion of dirty bass, received 5 star reviews, sold out at the Brighton Fringe and VAULT Festival, and won both the Three Weeks Editor’s Award and Best Newcomer from The Scotsman in Edinburgh. Her next show MEAT is currently in rehearsals and both shows will be performed within Found Arts Festival on Sat 19th March 2022. 

Elle Dillon-Reams is a Resident Artist with Tramshed for 2022. 

Socials - IG: @elledillonreams TW: @Elle_D_Reams  

Approaching Producers & Venues 
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Panel Workshop with 70 max capacity

Join us for an interactive panel workshop where you can meet industry experts, share ideas with your peers and hone those practical industry skills! 

This workshop will explore how you can best showcase and package your work in order to approach a producer or is self-producing, venues. 

The panel will include: 

Beth Sitek, a queer, independent producer, having worked with Soho Theatre, The Pleasance and is a Youth Board Member at The Roundhouse.

Sam Bain, Head of Programming & Producing at Norwich theatre who has previously worked at Storyhouse, Fringe Central, Edinburgh Playhouse and New Wimbledon Theatre.  

Katy Snelling from house theatre, a venue network and touring initiative based in the South East of England, aimed to create opportunities for artists and venues to work together.

Found Scratch #2
7:30 pm

Show - open to the public!

Found Scratch #2 is curated by Elle Dillon-Reams, Resident Artist of Tramshed for 2022.

Come and bear witness to some of the best-emerging companies and artists on the scene. We guarantee a brilliant night of upcoming work. 

Following the show, there will be a Q&A with the artists and then time to mingle, chat, debate, or unwind as the bar stay open until 10pm with some live music.  

Featuring - 

Recovery Town by Ella Prendergast

A poignant autobiographical account of growing up with an addicted mother, brought to life through standup and storytelling in a blazing display of hope and healing.

Socials - IG: @ellacomedy TW: @ellacomedy FB: @ellacomedy WEB: 

Shedding Skins by Hannah Grace

Using dance and vocal performance to explore the process of freeing the female body from patriarchal conditioning and the trauma that comes with it.

Socials - IG: @_hannahdancing WEB:

Lil Dick and The Pussy Tamer

Come and join Lil' Dick and The Pussy Tamer as they get ready for a BIG NIGHT OUT. Sharing snooting devices and lipsing tricks, these boys are READY to pull the choongest chicks whilst look slick AF. An insight into their strange relationship and what holds them together...

Socials - IG: @thepusssytamer @porschaspresent @king_lildick @mari3.darling

I wish this was a play about a GIANT toad - a Banana School Production, written by Natasha Biggs

A play exploring the landscape of grief, with our face pressed up and squished against the veil that separates us, how ugly and how beautiful can we become?

Socials - IG: @bananaschoolcollective @noshiboshi

The Secret Lives of Spiritual Fuckbois by Loussin-Torah Pilikian

Meet 'M', the man, the myth, the “Messiah”?! M is having an identity crisis. He’s been labeled a “Spiritual Fuckboy”. While he understands the “spiritual, he’s confused about the “fuck” boy”.
Loussin-Torah is an Actor, Drag King, Spoken Word Artist and founder of Speak Easy: open mics and workshops where Loussin-Torah helps people to build social and emotional confidence on stage with meditation, poetry and performance techniques!


Day Ticket 
2pm - 10pm

Spoken Word & Writing for Performance | Approaching Producers & Venues | Scratch Night #2 
Only £10

Free Bursary Ticket
2pm - 10pm

Spoken Word & Writing for Performance | Approaching Producers & Venues | Scratch Night #2

Tramshed are offering 5 free bursary day tickets each day for emerging artists facing financial hardship. Please fill out the form on the link above or email [email protected] for more information at least 24 hours before the workshops.


About the Venue

How to get to Tramshed

Getting to Tramshed

There are great public transport links via bus, train, DLR and Thames Clippers. Please note there is no nearby street parking but there are a number of car parks nearby.
Access at Tramshed
The workshop sessions will take place on 2nd floor – access to the floor is via stairs or lift. The shows will take place in the theatre on the ground floor which has level access. Toilets are all-gender and there are accessible toilets on ground floor and 1st floor.
If you have any further questions about access or the venue please email [email protected].
Our COVID-19 & Refund Policy
For our up-to-date COVID-19 and refund policies please Click Here.
Found Arts Festival is supported by Arts Council England, Cultural Recovery Fund

Event Information

 Ticket Price

Spoken Word & Writing for Performance - £4
Approaching Producers & Venues - £4 
Found Scratch #2 Show - £6 
Day Ticket - £10
Bursary Ticket - FREE

Workshop Age Restriction 16+
Show Age Guidance TBC


41 Woolwich New Road,
SE18 6ET


Friday 18th March 2022

Spoken Word & Writing for Performance 2 pm
Approaching Producers & Venues 4:30 pm
Running Time: 2hrs

Scratch Night #2 7:30 pm 
Running Time: TBC

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