Acting on Impulse Blog



Opening the door to a new season always comes with a mixture of excitement and nerves. The nerves are about whether we can keep developing fresh ideas – especially after 12 years! But the sight of both familiar and new faces coming through that door for the first workshop is all it takes to know […Read more]



…we now have 7 laurel wreaths to add to the film poster!

We have a new home!


Hope Studios in Manchester is closing, so we needed to find a new home by the end of January 2019. It’s been quite a search, but we’re absolutely thrilled with our new venue. From Sunday 20th January we’ll be holding our workshops in the Dance Studio at Trinity Sports Centre. It’s in the grounds of […Read more]

On location


What you don’t see when you watch a film is the amazing army of industry professionals who create the magic for you, both during and post production. Many of them have worked with us before and feel like part of the Acting on Impulse family. They work for low charity rates, give up their weekend […Read more]

Whatever will we come up with next?


Every year our Artistic Director Lauren manages to come up with ideas for a completely different kind of project. This is put to the actors at our late summer BBQ and award ceremony. ‘How about a horror film?’ she asked innocently. The gang seemed quite keen. Season 11 opened at our new venue, Hope Studios, at the […Read more]

Times for gathering, happy and sad


Gathering 1, May 2017 It’s often a long wait between filming and premiere. After 3 intense days, the weeks after filming can feel like an anti-climax and we miss each other. So the first weekend after hearing the words ‘And it’s a wrap!’ our Workshop Director Rachel invited us all to her house for lunch. […Read more]

Press Call for Help – all set to shoot!


This is a significant year for Acting on Impulse. It’s our tenth anniversary and our last series of Acting Workshops at Mustard Tree. They’re refurbishing and we thank them for their hospitality and wish them well after basing our workshops there for 7 happy years. We’ve been working hard at our fortnightly workshops since October, led by this year’s […Read more]

A season of fairy tales


This season we’ve been looking at Fairy Tales. There’s so much there that is topical, if not a bit dark. Human trafficking seems to be a recurrent theme. For a term we played around with Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and some of the lesser known Grimms Fairy Tales. Under the […Read more]

Catching up with Season 9


Acting on Impulse Update June 2016 If you’ve been to Manchester’s sizzling city centre recently, have you come across the little encampments that are popping up all over the place? Have you ever wondered about the people living in those tiny tents? They say we are all just 2 paydays away from homelessness….. We began […Read more]

Coronation Street Stars join the set of ‘AOI Street Life’


On the final day of filming, ‘Street Life – the Mockumentary’, the Acting on Impulse cast were joined by two actors from the famous soap, Coronation Street. Brooke Vincent who plays Sophie Webster and Amy Kelly who plays Maddie Heath are both involved in a story line dealing with homelessness. It was appropriate, therefore, that they should […Read more]