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Article about Artitsic Director in Russian Magazine

July 18th, 2011

Russian Article
During a recent visit to St Petersburg Paul was interviewed for a high-class magazine (that’s what he says anyway!) about the creativity and leadership communication skills workshops he has been running in Russia. If you can read Russian – enjoy! If you can’t read Russian it says that the workshops are great and that you should contact us if you want some workshops for your business. It also says look at our brochures for more details!  Short Business Courses 2011corporate-training-brochure-whats-your-story


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ABC Corporate Training

May 18th, 2011

Agricultural Bank of China Signs a Cooperation Memorandum with the University of Cambridge

Menagerie have developed programmes on leadership impact and communication skills for a series of creative corporate training events with the Agricultural Bank of China @ the Judge business school Cambridge. As part of ABC’s programmes in Cambridge they will use actors to demonstrate interpersonal skills.

For more details on Menagerie training click here


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The Bar Necessities

May 18th, 2011

The event Raising The Bar training session was held at the Junction in Cambridge yesterday.

This included an interactive performance of The Bar Necessities by Menagerie. Written by Craig Baxter.

“Events like Raising The Bar can provide skills and knowledge in a light-hearted manner, but with a clear and concise message to get across.”

This interactive new play is used as a unique training method.

For more training information click here

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Short Business Courses

February 8th, 2011

download our short business courses 2011 here

We inspire clients… through
world class arts based training
interventions that support business
challenges and improve staff
attitudes and skills:
We motivate and surprise people.
We develop programmes and
events that are creative, daring and
We encourage people to get on
their feet, get their hands dirty,
laugh and discover hidden talents.
We create a learning, sharing
and enhancing environment that
focuses on genuine issues and


The Moscow School of Management

December 15th, 2010

Artistic Director Paul Bourne is delivering a new leadership course at Skolkovo – The Moscow School of Management. Click here for a review of Paul’s programme



The Pillar Session on workshop methodologies

November 30th, 2010

logoArtistic Director Paul Bourne is leading The Pillar Session on workshop methodologies (with Menagerie Chairman Lester Lloyd-Reason), at The USASBE annual conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina in January 2011. This is the premiere conference on entrepreneurship in the USA and follows Paul’s appearance in November at the equivalent conference in Moscow.

For more info click here. To talk about training opportunities using The Arts call us! 07876 680145. Or email


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Chris Dobrowloski’s new website

July 22nd, 2010


Chris Dobrowloski, conceptual artist and one of Menagerie’s corporate training workshop facilitators, has a great new website all about his daring adventures and creative concepts. Have a look at his amazing work here.



Reach for the skies has landed

May 5th, 2010

Chris Dobrowolski's Flying Flea, photograph by Chris Draper

The Reach for the Skies workshop series is now complete with the story of Chris Dobrowolski’s work as a conceptual artist featuring as a centrepiece of the presentation on creativity, innovation and enterprise.

The workshop was part of Menagerie’s corporate training programme using artists from various fields. Here is a picture of Chris’s work in-situ at the Ruskin Gallery at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

For more information about the workshop and other creative business workshops featuring the talents of writers, actors, musicians and other artists visit our corporate training section of the website.



What’s your story?

March 17th, 2010

Our newClick here to download our new corporate training brochure corporate training brochure is hot off the press and available to download now by clicking on the link – Menagerie’s new corporate training brochure

See how we challenge and inspire different businesses to adopt new and more profitable ways of thinking and interacting…



Reach for the Skies!

March 2nd, 2010

Paul and colleague Chris Dobrowoiski, a conceptual artist, have teamed up with Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University to present a series of workshops and an exhibition designed to encourage local businesses and individuals to adopt a new culture of enterprise, involving art and creativity, risk-taking and innovation.

The collaborative arts-meets-business project is inspired by Chris’s extraordinary journeys in boats, cars, sledges, tanks [see the video below] and planes that he has all made himself and have taken him to far flung parts of the world on voyages of self discovery. The exhibition ‘Reach for the Skies’ focuses on his latest adventure dreamt up in a second hand book shop after a chance encounter with a very dusty copy of 19th Century book on how to build your own plane, entitled “The Flying Flea“.

The exhibition – which runs from 16th to 25th of March at Anglia Ruskin University’s Ruskin Gallery -will feature a full sized ‘knocked up in my garden shed’ flying flea aeroplane made from old tea chests, newspaper and an old car engine [and actually flown by Chris] on display.

Chris’s rich tales of self discovery, along with the world lead

ing expertise of Business Trainer and Menagerie’s Artistic Director, Paul Bourne, will help to teach both individuals and business-thinkers the art of creating success by using hidden talents – encouraging decision makers to be original, thinking way beyond the obvious, in order to achieve a variety of goals.

The road to uncovering his ‘inner need’, in vehicles of various construction, has not been smooth for Chris and the profound and at times hilarious journey will be articulated with original footage and photographs showing an awe-inspiring journey that translates powerfully to the challenges we have in risk taking, particularly in these uncertain times. Chris & Paul will challenge how we view success and failure, innovation and personal development, as well as offering ideas on goal-setting, motivation, enterprise and entrepreneurship.

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When Chris is not making bizarre modes of transport and risking death, he lectures at Art Colleges throughout the world and is a visiting lecturer at Colchester Institute of Art. He has recently returned from the Antarctic where he was the ‘Official Artist in Residence’ of The British Antarctic Survey.

To learn how to get the best out of ourselves and our colleagues BOOK NOW! by contacting Stacey at Anglia Ruskin University on 0845 196 2845. The workshop will run from 2.00pm – 4.00pm on Thursday 25th March at Anglia Ruskin University’s Ruskin Gallery, and is open to businesses interested seeing our work in action. To ensure a place please book early.