Idea Collectors
Katie and Simon are on the hunt for new ideas for the Adventure Bureau! They visit different places and encourage the audiences to come up with ideas either by drawing, writing or speaking them. Katie and Simon then weave a totally improvised story complete with an improvised soundtrack and songs from audience suggestions.

Previous field trips include visits to: Arnolfini, The Wardrobe Theatre, Colston Hall (Hoo! Ha! festival), The Big Malarky (Hull Children’s Literature Festival), DIY head quarters (San Fransisco), The Cube Microplex, Redfest.

What audiences have said:

“We all loved it! It was so refreshing to take the children to something that was so fun and engaging.” – Audience member.

“Adventure Bureau will go very far!” – Ellen Bianchini – Director of Hull Children’s Literature Festival.

Story Walks
Adventurers join a Quest Guide from a set location. From this starting point, they all come up with ideas for a quest and create the adventure as they walk through streets, woodland or beaches etc. Along the way, they take inspiration from sights, smells and sounds that they encounter. Imagination is key here as the world you thought you knew, begins to transform into an epic improvised travelling adventure.

Pop-Up Bureau
The team managed to cling on to one corner of ideas in the old Bureau. This is a wooden case of many drawers bursting with ideas. The pop-up bureau is taken to different places for people to come and explore, delve into, and create their own adventures. There are always at least 2 members of the bureau on hand to guide new adventure creators in their quest to form stories. The process is to find ideas from the bureau, then create a totally new adventure with these ideas. The story is either written, drawn or spoken and then filed away in the Bureau.