One of 12 events happening as part of the Solstice Shorts Festival 2017, DUSK a Wave of Words Across the UK… as Dusk falls on the shortest day of the year, The Winter Solstice.
Stories, Poems and Songs on the theme of Dusk, a short, sweet celebration leading to a murmuration of voices all speaking at once in 12 different places as darkness travels from North East to South West. This event will be broadcast live between 17:16-17:57. Please be prompt arriving! BSL INTERPRETED
Supported using public funds by Arts Council England, Feast, and Cornwall Council
Leave work early and induge your senses!
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More info about the project itself is at https://arachnepress.com/solstice-shorts/
image by Helen Oxenbury
Ever wanted to step inside your favourite children’s adventure?
We can’t go under it,
We can’t go over it,
We’ve got to go to it!
Swash your way the long grass
Sploosh through a river
Stumble through the dark wood
Then tiptoe into a gloomy cave…
…and rub noses with a great big friendly Bear
The hands-on, interactive experience, with hidden rooms, a bear’s den and giant chocolate cake, was designed by Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford, London. The installation features twenty-five-year-old children’s classic book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by former Children’s Laureate and well loved author Michael Rosen and award winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury. This brand new, pop-up style installation is touring the UK and Cornwall College Camborne is its debut location. Visit us from 14 May to 24 July 2016.
Funded by Arts Council England and Esmee Fairbairn, Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things truly reflects Michael’s energy and passion for education, creativity and writing. Younger children will be able to participate in a Bear Hunt trail whilst older children can go on a fun fact finding mission and create poems of their own to takeaway. Michael has collaborated on the project, and the exhibition will feature hidden rooms where clues can be found that reveal the inspiration behind Michael’s writing, including his Grandparents’ sitting room and his childhood classroom.
WRITING SQUAD KERNOW 2014-15
The Writing Squad Kernow is a group of talented, enthusiastic, committed young writers aged between thirteen and nineteen from across Cornwall. The group is managed by Kernow Education Arts Partnership (KEAP) and the lead writer is poet, playwright, short story writer and cultural creator Annamaria Murphy who works regularly for BBC Radio, Kneehigh, Rogue Theatre, c-scape dance and The Story Republic.
The aim of the group is to create an environment in which creative writing is the norm and where the young writers have the chance write in a variety of genres and work with a range of different writers. We are also very linked up with Cornish cultural events and activities and we seek commissions for the young writers so that they are writing for a purpose and also that their work is being seen by a wider audience.
This year the writing squad will be meeting several times in the year and taking part in half and full day activities. Each session will involve workshops with professional writers and the work is often read or performed as part of local festivals and events.
We will be recruiting in September 2015 for new members to take us into the following year.
For further information contact Amanda Harris 07712331421 email@example.com
The Cornwall College Group is the county’s largest education and training provider.
KEAP’s office is now based at Cornwall College Camborne, and they recently partnered with us in hosting two amazing travelling installations based on top children’s authors Oliver Jeffers and Michael Rosen.
Hall For Cornwall
Monday 19 January 2015
Matinee 2pm; evening 7.30pm
In a celebration of Cornish minority status, local secondary schools are using drama to explore the cultural distinctiveness that is unique to Cornwall. Eleven schools and two youth drama groups will create a matinee and evening programme exploring that distinctiveness through myth and reality, heroes that have shaped the way we look at ourselves and taking the plays of our great playwright Nick Darke as a starting point.
Into the mix will go North Cornwall giants, West Cornwall mermaids, miners, pirates, Tregeagle, Hell’s Mouth and Humphry Davy alongside Rick Rescorla. Add in a large quantity of talent, enthusiasm and youthful energy to create an explosive programme of theatre and entertainment.
Showcasing young Cornish talent, each school has a ten minute slot to perform their piece. “This may seem like a short time but in fact you can create a whole world in ten minutes and explore complex stories and emotions,” says producer Dave Hunter. Some will be challenging, others hilarious, some moving – none will be the same.
The showcase is produced by KEAP and Hall For Cornwall and is now in its sixth year. “This event is one of the highlights of our year, as we are invariably amazed by the ingenuity and talent of our young people and their teachers. They deserve a huge audience!” said Amanda Harris, director KEAP.
Tickets are £9 or £6.50, with concessions and school rates available. Your ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Fund for the preservation of the theatre for future generations. A £1.50 handling charge is added to each transaction. Call the Hall For Cornwall Box Office on 01872 262466 or book online at www.hallforcornwall.co.uk.
For further information contact Helen Reynolds. firstname.lastname@example.org 07771981094
Participating school: Humphry Davy, Helston, Cornwall College St Austell, Bodmin, Wadebridge, St Ives, Penrice, Looe, Redruth, Callington and Treviglas. Also Cornwall Youth Theatre and Monster Theatre from Hayle.
Artsmad provides high quality arts opportunities for young people in Swindon which range from dance to drama, music to creative writing, digital art to visual art.
Artsmad partners include Swindon Borough Council, Swindon Dance, Swindon Music Service, Sixth Sense Theatre for Young People, Swindon Museums & Heritage, Swindon Libraries and Create Studios.
Specialist cultural education is hugely beneficial for children and young people. Clear national evidence for this is shown in the Culture, Young People and Swindon: Arts Make a Difference report and is backed up by real life examples from Swindon. Produced by Artsmad, this document aims to help decision-makers prioritise activities and acts as a briefing document for those with Culture and Education in their portfolios.
Totally Truro is Truro’s Business Improvement District.
Totally Truro are committed to bringing cultural events and programmes to Truro to aid economic development and KEAP works with them on City of Lights and The Story Republic.
With two venues Newlyn and The Exchange able to offer a wide and varied programme across two sites, showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art, as well as work by some of the best artists currently working in the region.
KEAP works with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange on teacher CPD and The Exchange has hosted The Story Republic in its Engine Room in 2013 and 2014
RIO is a pioneering social enterprise supporting people to build better futures. RIO is also Arts Council’s England’s Bridge Organisation for the south west region.
KEAP works with RIO to deliver Artsmark training and support and also shares offices with their team at Hall For Cornwall.