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Categories: For teachers and educators, For young people
Sing, dance, play…
Hold a music, singing and dance event for young performers to raise money for children and young people with cancer.
Practice-a-thon (PAT) is a music, singing and dance event for young performers to raise money for children and young people with cancer.
- Young performers can have fun developing their musical, singing and dancing skills and raise money for children and young people with cancer at the same time.
- PAT is for all ages and abilities, any instrument and any music, singing or dance style. We are encouraging all schools, music, singing and dance classes, choirs, orchestras and groups to get involved and you can choose any event that involves music, singing or dance…maybe all three. It could be a sponsored practice, fundraising concert or show, or a marathon performance.
- Your school or club can even choose to keep 25% of the money you raise. 75% will go to CLIC Sargent to help support children and young people with cancer and their families.
- CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. Last year we supported 68 families in Cornwall, helping them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
- Register at www.clicsargent.org.uk/practiceathon you’ll receive a free fundraising pack with lots more ideas about how you can take part.
For more info download the Practiceathon Music flyer
Categories: For teachers and educators, What we're up to
Aimed at all drama teachers as first and second subject.
This conference will:
• explore how drama can enhance the other subjects across the curriculum and highlight successful case studies and schemes of work.
• introduce the theme for the drama showcase 2014
• offer a range of practical workshops – adapting Ibsen’s Enemy of the People and Beckett’s Waiting for Godot among others
Venue: The Performance Centre, Tremough Campus,
Falmouth University, Penryn
Date: Wednesday 10 July 9.30 -4.30
Cost: £90 per delegate
To book contact OliviaGray:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01872 27518
This conference is a partnership between KEAP and Falmouth University
We turned up in a caravan (but not your usual caravan!) armed with stories, poems, words and fun.
Our Story Republicans entertained shoppers on the high street, while Rogue Theatre and Anna Murphy wove tales and poems into magic for visitors to the Story Republic caravan.
‘My boys and I enjoyed sitting in the caravan enormously. Brilliant!’
‘…it was personal and exciting to have such an intimate audience experience’
‘The Story Republicans brought short bursts of song and poetry to the streets of Liskeard which were well performed and the placing and timing well judged, showing a professionalism and empathic approach to the event and its setting’
Earlier in the week, The Story Republicans also visited Mousehole Primary School for World Book Day, introducing the children to the poetry of Charles Causley and teaching them a very rowdy, ‘Janny Jim Jan’.
‘…they were fantastic! Thank you so much to the team…the poetry was fun and thought provoking anbd the children loved it.’
You can also see us at the Fal River Festival in May, and the Causley Festival in Launceston on 9 June. And the full Story Republic installation complete with writer in residence, “hit and run” stories, and of course cake, will be resident in the Exchange Gallery in Penzance from 24 July to 3 August.
If you want to delve into the world of the Cornish story spinner, you can’t miss us!
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On a cold, wet Monday in January, Hall for Cornwall was alive with drama performances by secondary students inspired by one of Cornwall’s finest poets, Charles Causley.
Causley loved poetry and also the theatre. A Carousel of Causley married these two passions in a festive day celebrating his poetry through drama and music. Students from 15 secondary schools across Cornwall each created a theatrical moment from poems such as Timothy Winters, Francesco de la Vega, What has Happened to Lulu, The Ballad of the Breadman and Mevagissey as well as an extract from his play, commissioned by Kneehigh, The Tinderbox.
2013 marks the tenth anniversary of Causley’s death which makes it an important moment to ensure that his work is enjoyed by a new generation of young readers and writers and to spark their imagination. Causley was among the most important poets of his generation and lived for most of his life in Launceston where he worked as a teacher.
Each school and Cornwall Youth Theatre has taken a poem and found a way to illuminate it to share with audiences. KEAP’s producer, Dave Hunter said, “As to be expected, Cornish schools have excelled in the ingenuity and wide range of theatrical approaches to Causley’s poems”. We are also very grateful to local musician Rick Williams who created a beautiful song from Causley’s ‘Tell me, tell me Sarah Jane’ which was performed to great applause by the girls choir from Treviglas.
This is the fourth year of the Secondary Drama Showcase and this year was co-produced by Kernow Education Arts Partnership and the Hall for Cornwall “It is such an exciting event. I am always delighted by the inventiveness and energy of the productions and would recommend it to any one.” Amanda
Harris, Director KEAP.
Images by Sean Hurlock
Categories: For teachers and educators, For young people, What we're up to
The Charles Causley Trust
Children and Young People’s Poetry Competition 2013
Sponsored by Dr Barry Helme
Charles Causley is among the foremost British poets of his generation. He lived almost all his life in his native town in Launceston where he worked as a primary school teacher. 2013 is the tenth anniversary of his death in 2003.
The competition is open to children and young people aged 5-16 living in Cornwall. There are three categories and each has a choice of themes based on poems by Charles Causley. We urge all writers to read Charles Causley’s poems before writing their own. The poems listed are suggestions only, other Causley poems can be used for inspiration. Poems are available in Causley’s ‘Collected Poems for Children’.
Category one for children aged 5-7
Theme: Animals, Creepy Crawlies, Sea creatures
Source poems: Aireymouse, Zow-bug
Category two for children aged 8-11
Theme: Point of View, Speaking in Different Voices, myths
Source poems: One Day in a Perranporth Pet Shop, The Song of Kruger the Cat, The Young Man of Cury
Category three for young people aged 12 – 16
Theme: Growing up, Leaving childhood behind, Ghosts and Memories
Source poems: Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience, Family Album, Who?, Francesco de la Vega
The winner in each category will win a two hour poetry workshop with a professional writer for their class or group which can be organised through KEAP.
First prize in each category a £25 book token
Second prize in each category at £15 book token
Third prize in each category a £5 book token
Deadline for submissions is: Friday 19th July 2013.
All entries should be sent to: Amanda Harris, KEAP, 21b Pydar St, Truro TR1 2AY
- Poems must be original and unpublished and in English.
- They can be in any form or style but no longer than 40 lines, excluding the title.
- Poems must be inspired by a Causley theme, style, idea or location and must be accompanied by a few lines explaining the inspirational context.
- Poems should be typed and three copies provided
- Each copy must include the entrant’s name, date of birth and name of teacher/group leader and name and address of school/youth group. Children or young people who wish to enter as individuals are very welcome. Please include the name and contact details of your parent or guardian.
- There is no entry fee. No more than one submission per person.
- Winners will be contacted in writing through their school or group, or contact details provided.
- The competition judges will be announced by The Charles Causley Trust. The judges’ decision will be final. No correspondence can be entered into.
- The winners will be publically announced at an event on National Poetry Day on October 4th. All the winning poems will be read at this event.
- The Trust will arrange publicity for this and will have the right to publish the winning poems. Copyright remains with the authors.
If you have any queries contact Amanda Harris at KEAP 01872 275187 firstname.lastname@example.org
Past and repeat clients include: Childrens International Arts Organisation Annual Festival, National Trust, English Heritage and numerous schools.
Originally specialising in Northern European tales, folklore and mythologies Cliff has over many years expanded to include material from most continents and many time periods.
Cliff offers themed sessions tie-ing into historic school projects including: The Iron Age; The Vikings; Victorian Poetry; Medieval Life.
Cliff particularly enjoys outdoor tellings and for his storywalks he creates a new mythology for a place based on site-specific features using traditional story elements and structure.
He is also a professional musician and has many years experience of film making (initially as a sound recordist) so where additional elements are required for a project he is equipped to deliver.
Categories: Performance Artists, Visual Artists
A creative team able to provide inset days, projects and Art Awards. Using numerous art forms and cross-curricular links to produce exciting and enjoyable sessions which engage with all ages and abilities.
Porthcothan Beach School provides opportunities for up to 150 pupils per day to visit the beach and home of Jane Darke (painter/writer/film maker) and her husband Nick Darke (playwright, deceased) to participate in workshop sessions based around the themes within their film ‘The Wrecking Season’. A DVD of the film and a booklet of cross curricular resources are also available including worksheets, investigations and creative ideas.
Jeremiah Krage trained as a presenter for TV – he is currently presenting material for BBC Earth News Youtube channel. Jeremiah can offer workshops on presenting skills for a host of formats including: vlogs, tutorials, documentaries, interviews. he is very interested in collaborating with a film maker/videographer to facilitate the creation of original material with students.
He has 12+ years experience working in the arts in an educational context and often devises workshops in response to specific projects/needs of schools, or in order to directly relate to curriculum material.
Jeremiah also has experience working with people with learning disabilities, both as a teacher and as a collaborator.