Carnival company puts its art into business training

Carnival arts company, Festive Road, has launched a training service using the arts to tackle business problems and increase productivity
Carnival arts company, Festive Road, has launched a training service using the arts to tackle business problems and increase productivity

AN arts company has launched a training service for firms.

Festive Road Community Interest Company, which has a workshop in Hollin Lane, Stacey Bushes, has created a corporate training arm called Tea Breaks.

The company uses the arts to tackle business problems and increase productivity.

Corporate teams take part in workshops using theatre, visual arts, dance and music, but this is fun with a serious purpose.

Festive Road Director Simon Tipping said problems could be solved by looking at them creatively: “Our artists have over 20 years’ experience in working with people creatively to bring the very best out of them.

“We have seen teams and organisations transformed through approaching problems in a different way.

“People don’t need to be painters or musicians to get the most out of our workshops. We are very careful to tailor every business programme for the individuals and issues involved.”

Festive Road say their workshops help to transform business teams through better communication, creative thinking and motivation.

Sessions are facilitated by expert practitioners who have years of experience creating motivational environments and empowering participants to overcome their inhibitions.

Festive Road also works in the community with young people at risk of offending, and other disadvantaged groups.  Their work has included constructing giant illuminated figurines and costumed characters for carnival processions, and this service is also offered to business to liven up corporate events. 

Find out more by visiting www.teabreaks.org.uk