True Stories come alive with our award winning formula of interactive storytelling and drama developed with several national museums where the audiences take on roles and help us tell the stories. We can take any scientific or historical event or explore any artefact or museum exhibit and create an imaginative journey that puts participants right in the story. Perfect for bringing history alive. Versions for all ages available from KS1 children through to adult/community groups. Off the peg actor in role workshops include: Titanic, Belfast Blitz, Dinosaur Explorers, Egyptian Explorer, Plant Hunters, Pirates! WW1 Nurse, WWII Landgirl, Victorian Botanists, Victorian Engineers
Our art workshop developed with the famous Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Every Picture tells a story and together we anaylse an artwork and then slowly bring the picture to life using soundscape, character development and storytelling. We can explore the artwork and the artist in the workshop and we can work with landscape, portrait or abstract pieces. Includes actor in role as artist. Develops critical thinking skills and art appreciation-and its fun!
Our rhythm and rhyme performance poetry workshop features wonderful wordplay, body percussion, movement games and activities designed to get you rhyming. Poetry, drama and rhyming stories all together in one fun workshop. Available in versions suitable for KS1 or KS2 children and for adult learners/community groups. Based on our ground breaking work with the University of Ulster and National youth music action zones. Literacy was never so much fun!
Make your own Mask or a sock, spoon, glove or paper puppet and then create a play. Puppets are ideal for addressing issues such as bullying with children. We also use our puppet workshop as a purely literacy based session to focus script writing or story board work. We can also theme the puppet workshop for venues -eg animals for Zoo's, Shakespeare plays for theatres! Suitable for all ages and we bring everything you need! KS1 or KS2 versions. Perfect for Sure Starts who we first developed these workshops for!
ID Photostory Film Workshop: We use film to explore identity-'who we are'-by planning, creating images and sequencing. This is a powerful tool for groups looking at local history, issues of identity or celebrating friendship and family.
Silent Movie Workshop: Our silent film workshop combines music, props from our dressing up box and physical theatre. Participants respond to music and we create short scenes together.
60 Second Shakespeare: Groups explore and re-tell Shakespeare Plays by making a 1 minute movie. We created these workshops with BBC 21CC. We can deliver basic film making workshops almost anywhere (we have the kit!). Particularly empowering for people with low literacy levels or limited mobility but brilliant for everyone!
Peek-A-Boo! Toddler and baby Drama workshops include
sensory play, baby signing, calming exercises and fun games and rhymes to play with your child.
We offer a parent and baby workshop for 0-12 months, 1-2 years & 3-5 year olds.
We explore the science of sound-what exactly is sound? And then using bits and bobs that would normally get thrown away participants invent their own percusion music and help tell our ecological interactive story about the amazing Jungle Junk orchestra. This is one of our creative science sessions, others include Chemistry and Physics concepts through drama and movement. Why can't arty students enjoy science-or science kids enjoy the arts?
These are just a few of our most popular fun and educational workshops for families and children. We can offer workshops on almost any theme-just ask!
We also run drop in style workshop for small people who like to stamp and stomp and the big people who look after them. These are ideal for festivals with lots of easy, fun active drama games that adults often enjoy even more than their children. Suitable for KS1 primary school children or parents and toddlers.