Jenny Harris, Drama Workshop Leader, Harris Associates

I always come away from the Earlyarts Professional Development Days very fired up. The last one found me walking home to the bus through the centre of Manchester with ideas for plays about the body - including big legs in stripey socks - and large plastic beach balls - and all manner of other things...........

And it's very exciting. So - Earlyarts - what does it have to offer?

For a freelancer like me, it is great meeting like minded people, getting energised about creativity, playing, having the chance to try out new ideas in a safe environment, and for once to not have to take the lead! There is a clear agenda which keeps us up to speed with the latest developments and initiatives, and then we do active workshops and share ideas. When you are busy, it is great that these days come along when you can start to digest some of yours and others learning.