Day 1 - First Meet with Brian from The Norbury.
My first meet with Brian went well. He was very welcoming and grateful I had contacted for the experience. We kicked things off with a health and safety talk.
The Heath and Safety Talk.
In the talk we covered basic construction safety such as; two people to a ladder, how to use tools in the correct manor, and to be aware of all your surroundings (stage flats in particular). We then went on to clothing. Talking about what clothing and footwear was sensible to wear around the theatre, during set construction particularly, flat shoes that cover top of your foot and have a thick sole, warm clothing that has nothing that could get court in any equipment we would be using. Also hair tired back, but as my hair is so long we came to the conclusion it would be best if i styled it into a plait. Another very important rule was no eating around the construction area.
Brian then took me on a tour of the theatre, showing me all the fire exits and where to assemble outside in case of a fire.
After the Health and Safety talk, we sat down and filled out the Experiential Student’s Agreement Form, as well as the Experience Provider’s Agreement Form. I was now ready to start my Experience.