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  • 1. Contents & Contacts Arts Activities and Events for East Lothian Schools The Arts Service offers a wide variety of arts activities, projects and performances for East Lothian Schools that support many curricular areas and complement existing activities. The arts have a positive impact on learning through raising self confidence and self esteem, playing a key role in personal and social development.These activities and projects also support the aims of A Curriculum For Excellence. This brochure is divided into easy to reference sections to help you identify which projects best suit your age group and curriculum requirements. To book any activity please complete and return the booking form to: Arts Service Admin, East Lothian Council, Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AF or fax to 0131 653 5265.You can also request a booking form by emailing artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk. For more information please contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900. Useful contacts: Contents Principal Arts Officer Lesley Smith Projects For Nursery Schools 3 Drama Teacher Projects For Primary Schools 4 Shonagh Davidson Term 1 4 Term 2 9 Drama Teacher Term 3 11 Marjory Sweeney Creative Health Cover 12 Arts Education Officer (Creative Links) Ruthanne Baxter Projects For Secondary Schools Dance 15 Cultural Co-ordinator Drama 16 Helen Duncan Film 17 Cultural Co-ordinator CPD for teachers 19 Sharon May Out Of School Activities 21 Dance Artist Beth Noble Brunton Theatre Events 22 Brunton Theatre Box Office Managers Booking Form 23 Lyndsey Dougan & Sharon Forbes 2 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 2. Nursery Schools The Hare and The Tortoise The Sticky Kids Show DRAMA WORKSHOP AND THEATRE VISIT Stage: Nursery Date: Tuesday 6 October 10am Curriculum theme: Citizenship Length: 60 mins DRAMA WORKSHOP Venue: Brunton Theatre Capacity: 296 Stage: Nursery Cost: £4.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per 20 pupils Date: Monday 31 August – Thursday 3 September Length: 30 minutes Fun sing along show for ages 2 plus. Venue: In school The action songs are all taken from the hugely popular Sticky Kids Cost: Free when booking range of CDs used in nursery and primary schools throughout the UK. for the performance Anne Butler plays Molly Muddle – the human equivalent of a party Teacher: Arts Service Drama popper and Alan Windram plays her good friend Old Macdonald. Teachers When they get together the fun really begins! Live and loopy with lots Using storytelling as a starting of audience participation. point to explore this traditional Aesop’s fable, the wisdom of the tale is considered. Transition - Painting the Playground The Hare and The Tortoise ART AND DESIGN WORKSHOP performance Curriculum theme: Expressive Arts, Talking and Listening, Health Licketyspit in association with Brunton Theatre and Well Being and Enterprising skills Stage: Nursery Stage: Nursery (plus supporting P6 buddies) Dates: Wednesday 9 September 1.30pm Date: January – June Thursday 10 September 10.30am & 1.30pm Length: 5 workshops, length determined by class size Friday 11 September 10.30am Venue: In school Nursery and then Primary Length: 1 hour school hall and playground Venue: Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Cost: £172 Capacity: 296 Tutor: Freelance Artist Cost: £4.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per The nursery class teacher, their pupils and the nursery 20 pupils ‘buddies’ work with a professional artist to design and Aesop’s fable is retold as a hugely popular, hilariously create panels for the P1playground to aid transition interactive, highly energetic show, with irresistibly catchy and build familiarity of ‘big school’ staff, pupils and songs. Brave Tortoise challenges the boastful Hare to a environment. race, but who will win this famous contest? When the panels are complete and in place, nursery pupils and their senior ‘buddies’ can host an unveiling event in the playground. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 3
  • 3. Primary Schools Term 1 Traditional Tales:The Three Mandras Magic Little Pigs DANCE WORKSHOP DRAMA WORKSHOP Curriculum theme: India Curriculum theme: Citizenship and Literacy Stage: P1 - P7 Date: August – November 2009 Stage: P2 Length: 1 x 45 minutes (P1 - 3) Date: Thursday 20 August – Thursday 27 August 1 x 1 hour 30 minutes (P4 - P7) Length: 50 minutes Venue: In school Venue: In school Cost: Free Cost: Free Tutor: Freelance Dancer Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers Led by a professional dancer pupils explore the Using drama, elements of this traditional tale are basic rhythms and movement of Indian dance revealed to help the pupils face their fear of the wolf. and the symbolic communication conveyed through this art form.The workshop focuses on teaching pupils how to incorporate some basic mandras (hand gestures) into dance sequences. Poetic Postcards POETRY WORKSHOP Curriculum theme: Scotland, My Street, Houses and Homes Stage: P1 - P4 Date: Ongoing but requires 4 weeks notice Length: 1 x 1.5 hours Venue: In School Cost: Free Tutor: Freelance Poet From Sunny Dunny to Delightful Dirleton – Wish you were here? Many classes learn about their street, their town, their homes and houses and Scotland as a country. Working with a published poet your class can create a Poetic Postcard to be shared with others via GLOW, the school website and/or a huge wall display postcard. 4 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 4. Primary Schools Term 1 ID:me Gandhi (PG) DANCE WORKSHOP AND FILM SCREENING THEATRE VISIT Curriculum theme: India With Ludus Dance Stage: P7 Curriculum theme: Citizenship, PE Date: Wednesday 23 September, 9.30am – Stage: P5 – P7 12.30pm Dates: Monday 14 or Tuesday 15 Venue: Brunton Theatre, September Musselburgh Kappa Performance Capacity: 296 Date: Wednesday 16 September PLAY AND DRAMA Cost: £3.50 per person plus 1 Length: 1 hour WORKSHOP teacher free per 20 pupils Venue: Brunton Theatre, with Catherine Wheels Theatre Musselburgh A sweeping account of the life and times of Company in association with Capacity: 296 Mohanadas K.Gandhi, who became the Brunton Theatre Cost: £4.50 per person plus 1 prime mover in India’s struggle for teacher free per 20 pupils independence and yet, at the same Curriculum theme: Citizenship time, he was a spiritual leader whose Free workshop in school, when you Stage: P6 & P7 philosophy was to influence book for the performance. Date: Monday 7 – Friday millions. 11 September Extraordinary dance theatre for The film raises questions such as: Length: 1 hour 30 minutes inquisitive minds. How do you feel Gandhi’s later Venue: In school Four different doorways, four different career might have been Capacity: 35 lives. Behind their own front doors, each influenced by his early life? Cost: £140 dancer moves to their unique rhythm, What problems can arise Kappa is scared. His heart beats too each has a distinct identity and their own from making a film about fast. His nerves are shot and he view of the world. someone who died within hasn’t slept since…1924? He can’t living memory? ID:me explores what it means to share remember. Kappa looks at issues of our world today. It will make you smile, The film could be a starting peer pressure, the challenges of spark your imagination and challenge point for pupils to explore loyalty, expressing your individuality your perceptions of community. what the traditional Hindu and taking responsibility for your beliefs and practices are actions. concerning diet or The workshop with Catherine marriage, for example. Wheels Theatre Company follows directly after the performance and explores themes related to the play. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 5
  • 5. Primary Schools Term 1 John Muir Project What Change Can I Be? Partnership project with Arts Service, John Muir’s DRAMA WORKSHOP Birthplace, Countryside Ranger Service, John Muir Curriculum theme: Global Citizenship and Equalities Award Stage: P7 Curriculum theme: Citizenship, Expressive Arts, Social Date: Wednesday 30 September – Monday 12 October Studies Length: 1 x 1 hour 30 minutes Stage: P5 Cost: Free Venue: In school John Muir the Dunbar born explorer, Cost: Free environmentalist and conservationist forms the basis Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers for this project enabling pupils to explore John Muir's “The difference between what we do and what we are capable legacy in a creative and imaginative way. of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” The project starts with drama and story workshops Mahatma Ghandi led by the Arts Service Drama Teachers.The project Using active learning we consider moments of action and includes a visit to John Muir's Birthplace, an exploring inaction within the drama. activity in the local community with the Countryside Ranger Service and a dance activity with the Arts Service Dance Artist. Schools could use this project as the basis for pupils gaining their John Muir Award. Drawing On Movement ART WORKSHOP There will be a pre-project meeting for all teachers on Thursday 3 September at 4pm in conference Curriculum theme: The Body rooms 1 & 2, John Muir House Haddington. Booking Stage: P5 - P7 for the Drama and Dance workshops can be made Date: Ongoing (with 4 weeks notice) now through using the booking form at the back of Length: 1 x 2 hours the brochure. Venue: In school Cost: Free Drama Workshop Tutor: Freelance Artist Dates: Monday 7 - Thursday 24 September or Led by a professional artist, pupils take inspiration from the Monday 2 - Thursday 12 November work of figure drawing artists such as Keith Haring and Length: 2 x 1 hour 30 minutes apply knowledge of the organs and skeletal frame to the Venue: In School sense of movement in art. Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers To further support this topic, the Royal Surgeon’s Museum Dance Workshop in Edinburgh have teamed up with the Arts Service to offer a visit to the museum to see the Sports and Sports Injuries Dates: Throughout school year exhibition and gain greater insight into muscles, skeletal Length: 1 x 1 hour 30 minutes frames and the senses. A variety of activity sheets and tasks Venue: In School will be provided to engage with the exhibition. Teacher: Arts Service Dance Artist 6 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 6. Primary Schools Term 1 Stick Man Scamp Theatre THEATRE VISIT Curriculum theme: Environmental Studies, Identity Stage: P1 - 2 Dates: Tuesday 13 October & Wednesday 14 October Length: 50 minutes Venue: Brunton Theatre Maximum numbers: 296 Cost: £4.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per 20 pupils Touching, funny and utterly original, from the book by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler - creators of The Gruffalo. “Stick Man lives in the family tree Young Film Makers Project With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three...” The Arts Service with Edinburgh Filmhouse But the world is a dangerous place for Stick Man. Curriculum theme: Enterprise and Media A dog wants to play with him. A swan builds a Stage: P7 nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he Date: October – May ever get back to the family tree? Venue: In school with premier at Edinburgh Filmhouse Cost: Free This project offers a P7 teacher and their class the opportunity to work with drama teacher Marjory Sweeney and film professional Brian English to devise, produce and screen a film. Last year the pupils from P7 at Gullane primary produced the film The Journal that premiered at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. This exciting project crosses many curricular areas and supports both Curriculum for Excellence and Enterprise Education planning with positive and far reaching effects on the pupils and the school community. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 7
  • 7. Primary Schools Term 1 Elphinstone Primary Witness School Drama Workshop DRAMA WORKSHOP Curriculum theme: Global Citizenship and Equalities Stage: P6 Date: Monday 16 – Thursday 26 November Length: 2 x 1 hour 30 minutes Venue: In school Cost: Free Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers This drama project investigates our past connections to the slave trade as well as looking at present day issues of discrimination and prejudice. Scotland’s Past The Highland Clearances: A Way of Life Changed Forever DRAMA WORKSHOP Curriculum theme: Scottish Culture Stage: P5 - P6 Date: Monday 30 November – Thursday 17 December Length: 2 x 1 hour 15 minutes Venue: In school Cost: Free Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers Decisions made and actions taken in history will inevitably impact on the here and now.These drama workshops give pupils the opportunity to make new discoveries and connect with Scotland’s rich and eventful past. 8 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 8. Primary Schools Term 2 The Hungry Giant Sensational Mrs. A DRAMA WORKSHOP INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING Curriculum theme: Health Curriculum theme: The Senses / My Safety Stage: P3 Stage: P1 - P3 Date: Monday 11 January – Thursday 21 January Date: January – April 2010 Length: 1 x 45 minutes Length: 1 x 2 hours Venue: In school Venue: In school Cost: Free Cost: Free Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers Tutor: Freelance Drama Tutor Although the villagers are small, together they teach A fun, interactive, problem solving workshop that encourages the Hungry Giant a lesson. Within the drama the pupils to use all their senses at different times and to pupils are the experts. It is through their knowledge understand how our senses can alert and protect us. that a big problem is solved. Working cooperatively pupils make decisions for the safety of Mrs Armitage and her bicycle! The Big School Scotland’s Past DRAMA WORKSHOP Mary Queen of Scots - Curriculum theme: Transition Escape from Loch Leven Stage: P7 DRAMA WORKSHOP Date: Monday 25 January – Thursday 11 February Curriculum theme: Scottish Culture Length: 1 x 1 hour 30 minutes Venue: In school Stage: P4 Cost: Free Date: Monday 1 – Thursday 11 March Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers Length: 2 x 1 hour Venue: In school Drama is used to explore this exciting time of change Cost: Free in a young person’s life. Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers There will be the opportunity for another workshop in Why do people risk their lives for others? term three after the transition visits. See page 11 for Ready, Steady…! In the drama we uncover the impact on individuals who were willing to risk their lives for what they believed in. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 9
  • 9. Primary Schools Term 2 Pobby and Dingan performance Catherine Wheels Theatre Company in association with Brunton Theatre Stage: P4 – S3 One day, Dates: Thursday 25 & Friday 26 February Pobby and Length: 50 minutes Dingan Venue: Brunton Theatre disappear. At Capacity: 296 first Ashmol Cost: £4.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per is delighted that he is rid of the attention seeking 20 pupils antics of his fruit-loop sister. But following the disappearance of Pobby and Dingan Kellyanne 12 year old Ashmol lives in the Australian outback with becomes ill, and the longer they are lost, the sicker his mum, dad and his little sister, Kellyanne - and her Kellyanne becomes. Finally Ashmol decides there is two invisible friends, Pobby and Dingan. only one thing to do; he must find Pobby and Dingan. Pobby and Dingan DRAMA WORKSHOP AND THEATRE VISIT Starlight Starbright DRAMA WORKSHOP DRAMA WORKSHOP Curriculum theme: Expressive Arts Stage: P5 Date: Monday 22 - Thursday 25 February Stage: P3 Length: 1hr 30 minutes Date: Monday 15 – Thursday 31 March Venue: In school Length: 50 minutes Cost: Free when booking to see the Venue: In school performance Cost: Free Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers Imaginary friends provide an avenue for self Starlight, starbright, expression, emotional release, and exploration, First star I see tonight, and in some cases they offer comfort and I wish I may, counsel. I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight. This workshop will explore the themes within the play to develop an understanding of the Through the drama we journey from the inner child characters and their struggles. to the outer world. 10 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 10. Primary Schools Term 3 Powwow The Arrival DRAMA, DANCE, ART DRAMA WORKSHOP Curriculum theme: Expressive Arts Curriculum theme: Global Citizenship Stage: P4 Stage: P6 Date: Monday 26 April – Date: Tuesday 18 – Thursday 27 May Thursday 13 May Length: 2 x 1 hour 30 minutes Length: Drama workshops 3 x Venue: In school 1 hour Cost: Free Prestonpans and Elphinstone Dance workshops 1 x 1 Primary Schools Powwow Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers hour 30 minutes and 1 x 1 hour Shaun Tan’s graphic novel The Arrival acts as Art: 1 day the starting point for pupils to consider Sharing: 1 morning the impact on migrants of leaving their Venue: In school and space for sharing homeland and the cost to those that are Cost: Free left behind. Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers, Dance Artist and Freelance Artist Through the stories of the First People of America pupils take part in an exciting programme of drama, dance and art culminating in their very own Powwow. More information will follow at time of booking. Ready steady………….! Story Making DRAMA WORKSHOP, PART 2 DRAMA WORKSHOP Curriculum theme: Transition Curriculum theme: Literacy Stage: P7 Stage: P1 Date: Monday 14 – Thursday 24 June Date: Monday 7 – Thursday 17 June Length: 1 hour 15 minutes Length: 1 x 45 minutes Venue: In school Venue: In school Cost: Free Cost: Free Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers This workshop gives pupils the opportunity to reflect and Pupils discover the joy of their own ideas acknowledge their feelings about leaving primary school. transformed into a shared story.This project develops literacy skills. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 11
  • 11. Primary Schools - Creative Health Cover The Arts Service supports the aims of Health Promoting Schools and Health and Well Being inclusion in AC4E, by carrying the Creative Health Cover into its third year. Last year the Creative Health Cover programme was requested by and delivered in all East Lothian Primary schools and impacted on over 2,000 pupils. Every school can select and request two projects from the Creative Health Cover programme free of charge. Additional projects can be requested but will be delivered at the appropriate cost. The majority of projects are facilitated by freelance artists, therefore it is essential that bookings are made a minimum of 4 weeks prior to start. Notes On A Story The Hungry Giant MUSIC DRAMA Curriculum theme: Health Curriculum theme: Health Stage: P1 - P3 Stage: P3 Length: 3 x 1 hour Length: 45 minutes Tutor: Freelance Musician Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teachers Using children’s stories with a healthy living theme as a Although the villagers are small, together they stimulus, pupils will explore the wide timbres and tones teach the Hungry Giant a lesson. Within the drama of various instruments to create short pieces of the pupils are the experts. It is through their programme music to interpret the mood and feelings knowledge that a big problem is solved. provoked by the story. New Story for 2009-2010, The Tickle Tree Giraffes Can’t Dance DANCE Curriculum theme: Expressive Arts, Health and Well Being, Language, PE Stage: P1 - P3 Length: 2 x 50 minutes Tutor: Arts Service Dance Artist Based on the book Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrea and Guy Parker-Rees, this workshop takes story telling to a physical level. Following the tale of Gerald the Giraffe, pupils will explore animal movements, emotional wellbeing, world music and narrative dance. 12 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 12. Primary Schools - Creative Health Cover Packed Out Drawing on DANCE Movement Curriculum theme: Environmental studies, Enterprise, Expressive Arts, Health ART WORKSHOP Education, PE, PSD. Curriculum theme: The Body Stage: P4 - P7 Stage: P5 - P7 Length: 1 x 1 hour Dates: Ongoing (with 4 Tutor: Arts Service Dance Artist weeks notice) Pupils explore how areas of our lives, both biologically and environmentally, Length: 1 x 2 hours can become overcrowded.They then work collaboratively to choreograph Venue: In School dance pieces that communicate an understanding of how we can balance Cost: Free our state of wellbeing.This project addresses emotional health Tutor: Freelance Artist (overcrowding our heads with worry), physical health (overcrowding our Led by a professional artist, stomachs and systems with toxins), and environmental health (overcrowding pupils take inspiration from the our playgrounds with litter). work of figure drawing artists such as Keith Haring and apply knowledge of the organs and Strolling On A Song skeletal frame to the sense of MUSIC movement in art. Curriculum theme: English, To further support this topic, the Environmental Studies, Royal Surgeon’s Museum in Enterprise, Health and Edinburgh have teamed up with Wellbeing, Music, Art, PSD, the Arts Service to offer a visit Mathematics to the museum to see the Sports and Sports Injuries Stage: P4 - P7 exhibition and gain greater Length: 3 x 2 hours insight into muscles, skeletal Tutor: Freelance Musician frames and the senses. A variety Pupils will work with their teacher to identify and research a topic relating of activity sheets and tasks will to Health and Wellbeing, such as the environment, healthy eating or positive be provided to engage with the relationships.Then working collaboratively with a professional exhibition. musician/songwriter the class will create a new song or piece of programme music to interpret and express their findings and feelings on the matter. The class will notate, graphic score and/or record their work and if appropriate this can be used by the whole school for assemblies or a performance event. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 13
  • 13. Primary Schools - Creative Health Cover See-It And Be-It ANIMATION Curriculum theme: Art, English, Environmental Studies, Health and Wellbeing, ICT, PSD and RME Stage: P4 - P7 Length: 3 x 2 hours Tutor: Freelance Animator Reflecting on their own lifestyles and environment pupils work with a professional animation artist to create a storyboard and short animation expressing their own views of healthy living. The creative challenge is for the young people to devise a storyline and plot to make the process of change entertaining and educational. Helping Hands DANCE Curriculum theme: Expressive Arts, Health Education, Health and Well Being, PE Stage: P6 - P7 Length: 1 x 1 hour Tutor: Arts Service Dance Artist Through dance, pupils will explore the topic of friendship and helping hands. Using team building exercises, weight sharing, trust and choreographic devices they will look at ways of working together and helping one another to achieve their goals. 14 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 14. Secondary Schools - Dance ID:me Ludus Dance Company With Ludus Dance DANCE WORKSHOP AND THEATRE VISIT Curriculum theme: Citizenship and PE Stage: S1 – S2 Workshop Date: Monday 14 or Tuesday 15 September Performance Date: Wednesday 16 September Length: 1 hour Venue: Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Capacity: 296 Cost: £4.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per 20 pupils Free workshop when you book for the performance. Four different doorways, four different lives. Each dancer has a distinct identity and their own view of the world. ID:me will make you smile, spark your imagination and challenge your perceptions of community. Relative Danger & Antipode Retina Dance Company DANCE WORKSHOP AND THEATRE VISIT Curriculum theme: Citizenship and PE Stage: S1 – S2 Workshop Date: Week commencing 26 October Performance Date: Friday 30 October 7.30pm Venue: Workshop in school, performance at Brunton Theatre Cost: £4.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per 20 pupils Free workshop when you book for the performance. Retina is an ambitious contemporary dance company, whose work is theatrical and physically vibrant, led by Artistic Director Filip Van Huffel. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 15
  • 15. Secondary Schools - Drama Othello:The Moor of Venice Theatre in Education By William Shakespeare DRAMA WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCE DRAMA WORKSHOP AND THEATRE VISIT Curriculum theme: Citizenship and Transition Curriculum theme: Drama, Literature, English Stage: S2 WORKSHOP Date: January - March Stage: S3 – S6 Venue: In school and on Friday afternoons plus Date: Monday 26 – Thursday 29 October performance September Cost: Free Length: 1 x 1 hour 30 minutes Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teacher Venue: In school Cost: Free when booking for the play Drama teacher Shonagh Davidson will work with a Teacher: Arts Service Drama Teacher group of S2 pupils to devise and develop a piece of theatre highlighting the effect of transition form “Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh I have lost my P7 to S1. reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.” Othello Act 2 Scene 3. This peer led theatre piece mirrors the lives of young people and the hopes, myths and fears that This drama workshop will give students the surround this important time in their lives.The final opportunity to explore the key characters in piece will be presented to all P7 pupils in their Shakspeare’s Othello and what motivates them. cluster. Othello Othello: Icarus Icarus Theatre Collective Theatre Collective PERFORMANCE Stage: Secondary Dates: Wednesday 28 October 7.30pm, Thursday 29 October 9.30am Length: 2 hours 30 minutes Venue: Brunton Theatre Capacity: 296 Cost: £4.50 per person plus teacher free per 20 pupils Shakespeare’s tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and vengeance. 16 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 16. Secondary School Films and Post Screening Talks Films at Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh The films selected are relevant and resourceful to a cross subject audience and are supported with a post screening talk and Q&A session. Please note that foreign language films will have subtitles. Film: The Class Entre les Murs, 12A (French with subtitles) Subject: Students of French, Drama, English, RME, Media Studies. Date: Monday 24 August 9.30am – 12.30pm Capacity: 296 Cost: £3.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per 20 pupils Docu-fiction packed with rapid fire, slangy dialogue, chronicling life in a Paris classroom.The pupils are all different races, with different backgrounds. Winner of 2008 Palme d’Or. Film: Goodbye Lenin, 15 Film: Schindler’s List (15) (German with subtitles) Talk/Q&A: Sophie Leedham, Aegis Trust Subject: Students of German, English, Drama, Subject: Students of History, English, Drama, Media Studies, History, Modern Studies. RME Date: Tuesday 25 August 9.30am – 12.30pm Date: Tuesday 22 September Capacity: 296 9.30am – 12.30pm Cost: £3.50 per person plus 1 teacher free Capacity: 296 per 20 pupils Cost: £3.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per 20 pupils Set in East Germany around the time of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the film provides a fleeting glimpse into Based on the true story of Nazi Czech one of the major events in modern European history, businessman Oskar Schindler, who used Jewish touching many important political and social issues. labour to start a factory in occupied Poland. As World War II progressed, Schindler’s motivations Best European Film, 2003 Berlin Film Festival. switched from profit to human sympathy as he This film provokes questions such as: What do you think witnessed the horror of the Holocaust and life would have been like living in East Berlin? How does it saved over 1,100 Jews from death in the gas differ to your life in the twenty-first century? What does chambers. the film highlight about the differences between life under a communist government as opposed to a capitalist government? For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 17
  • 17. Secondary School Films and Post Screening Talks Film: Gandhi (PG) Film: Poniente, 15 Subject: Students of History, RME, Modern (Spanish with subtitles) Studies, Media Studies. Subject: Students of Spanish, Drama, Media Date: Wednesday 23 September Studies, Modern Studies, RME. 9.30am – 12.30pm Date: Wednesday 7 October Capacity: 296 9.30am – 12.30pm Cost: £3.50 per person plus 1 teacher free Capacity: 296 per 20 pupils Cost: £3.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per 20 pupils A sweeping account of the life and times of Mohanadas K.Gandhi, who became the prime When her father dies, Lucia interrupts a long mover in India’s struggle for independence and yet, spell as a schoolteacher in Madrid to attend his at the same time, he was a spiritual leader whose funeral in her small hometown, on the philosophy was to influence millions. Anadalucian coast, with her young daughter. But she has been away too long to fit into this The film raises questions such as: How do you feel place of old fashioned ways of doing and Gandhi’s later career might have been influenced thinking. by his early life? What problems can arise from making a film about someone who died within This film explores the subject of prejudice living memory? toward immigrant labourers in Europe. The film could be a starting point for pupils to explore what the traditional Hindu beliefs and practices are concerning diet, marriage, etc. Film: The Wave (15) Die Welle (German with subtitles) Subject: Students of German, English, Drama, History, Modern Studies, RME Date: Tuesday 27 October 9.30am – 12.30pm Maximum numbers: 296 Cost: £3.50 per person plus 1 teacher free per 20 pupils A teacher’s attempt to get his class to understand fascism as part of a school project quickly spirals out of control in a way he never thought possible. Based on a true story of a teaching experiment in California, the film relocates events to Germany which adds resonance and power to the moral question – could a fascist state ever happen again? 18 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 18. Continuing Professional Development For Teachers Show Time Courses to support teachers who lead or share responsibility for a school production. Sessions can be taken as stand alone modules, as a whole or shared amongst different teachers from the same school. Funding a school production Introduction To Directing Date: Wednesday 16 September 4 - 5pm Date: Wednesday 30 September 4pm - 6pm Venue: Brunton Hall Venue: Brunton Theatre, Rehearsal Studio Tutor: Ruthanne Baxter, Arts Education Officer Tutor: Helen-Marie Tuiwaiwai, experienced Director Where can schools find funding to support a performance? You have a play, you have a class, but how do you take it What types of financial and/or in-kind support can be from page to stage? An interactive workshop with tips and explored? techniques on how to get the best out of a play with your pupils. Props For Stage Date: Tuesday 22 September 4.30 - 5.30pm Directing #2 Venue: Brunton Hall Date: Wednesday 7 October 4pm - 6pm Tutor: Nicola Milazzo, Brunton Theatre Technician Venue: TBC Tutor: Helen-Marie Tuiwaiwai, experienced Director How to source props and how to make basic props with the minimum of budget and time. This session is suitable for those who have some prior experience of directing young people or have already Selecting Productions For Schools attended the Introduction session. Date: Wednesday 23 September 4pm - 5.30pm Venue: Venue: tbc Accent Training Tutor: Helen-Marie Tuiwaiwai, experienced Director Date: Friday 9 October 2pm - 4pm Venue: Musselburgh Grammar School Want to put on a production but not sure where to start Tutor: Ros Steen from the Centre For Voice looking? Come along to this workshop for some ideas of In Performance at the RSAMD where to begin and some suggestions to get you going. Explore the basic techniques of delivering a Stage Makeup variety of accents and gain an understanding Date: Friday 25 September 2pm - 4pm of how our physical environment can influence Venue: Musselburgh Burgh PS how we speak. Tutor: Susan McClaymont, Metamorface, professional stage makeup company This session will be a mix of talk, demonstrations and hands on practice. Susan will demonstrate generic themes but may have time to present on a particular production. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 19
  • 19. Continuing Professional Development For Teachers Costume Selection & Design CPD Session with Virginia Radcliffe, Artistic Date: tbc Director of Licketyspit Venue: Brunton Hall Date: Thursday 24 September 4pm – 6pm Tutor: Christine Ross, costume maker for Venue: Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Brunton Theatre pantomime Virginia will introduce teachers to many of the With tips on where best to source inspiration, games, songs and rhymes she regularly uses when materials and accessories, this session considers the working practically with early years children.There practical as well as artistic point of view when will be resource sheets to accompany the workshop. deciding on the visual impact of your production. Shadow Puppets for Early Years Choreography Date: Wednesday 4th November 4 - 6pm Date: Wednesday 11 November 4.30pm – Tutor: Alison Monaghan, professional puppeteer 6.30pm Venue: Brunton Hall, Supper Room TAG Theatre - Dragonfly Tutor: Beth Noble, Arts Service Dance Artist Date: Thursday 26th November 4 - 6pm Discover the basic steps and methods of Tutor: Freelance Drama Tutor choreography for a musical theatre production. A Storytelling through Drama for Early Years. practical, physically active session so loose, comfortable clothing should be worn. 20 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 20. Out of School Activities DANCE DRAMA Move It! Dance Classes Brunton Youth Our dance development programme presents a wide variety of Theatre (BYT) creative dance classes and courses for young people from Brunton Youth Theatre meet weekly Nursery to Secondary School, throughout East Lothian. to take part in workshops and Payment is made termly in advance at £2 per class. productions.They perform regularly Look out for Move It! flyers or speak to our Dance Artist. at Brunton Theatre as well as attending professional theatre productions. East Lothian Youth Dance BYT is divided into three age groups 8-12, 12-15 and 15-18. Entry is by Company (ELYDC) audition, please contact our BYT co- ordinator for more information. Nurturing the talent of the future, ELYDC meet weekly to rehearse and develop choreography for the numerous performance opportunities available to them each year.The company is open to both male and female participants aged 13- East Lothian Youth 21 years who have a real passion for movement and are keen to develop their skills as dancers. Theatre Network Entry is by audition only, please contact our Dance Artist for (ELYTN) more information. Weekly drama workshops take place across the region during school term time. Groups for those aged 8 – 12 and 12 – 15 take place in Dunbar, Haddington, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Prestonpans and Tranent. To find out if there are places available please contact the Arts Service. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 21
  • 21. Brunton Theatre Events Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Brunton Theatre regularly presents performances of interest to schools including drama, dance, music and film.To find out what is on visit www.bruntontheatre.co.uk or look out for email bulletins to your school. Schools price for selected drama, dance and music: £4.50 per person with 1 teacher free per 20 students.To book call the Box Office 0131 665 2240. A taste of things to come: DRAMA DANCE A Man For All Seasons Meet The Curve Foundation Theatre Alba Dance Company Friday 28 & Saturday 29 August 7.30pm Wednesday 9 September 6.30pm Robert Bolt’s gripping play about the events leading Free event to the execution of Sir Thomas More. Excerpts from the forthcoming production with question and The Beauty Queen of answer session. The Curve Foundation Dance Company Leenane London Classic Theatre The Curve Foundation Friday 18 & Saturday 19 September 7.30pm Dance Company A gripping blend of dark comedy, melodrama, horror Friday 9 & Saturday 10 October 7.30pm and tragedy. A mixed bill of modern ballet from Brunton Theatre’s resident dance company. The Curse of the Demeter Visible Fictions Relative Danger & Antipode Saturday 3 October 7.30pm Retina Dance Company A spine tingling journey of suspense, suspicion and Friday 30 October 7.30pm spooky sightings. Othello:The Moor of Venice La Fille Mal Gardée Icarus Theatre Collective The Ballet of The State Wednesday 28 October 7.30pm & Thursday 29 Theatre, Cottbus October 9.30am A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to Thursday 12 November 7.30pm lust and vengeance. Comic, classical ballet transported to the 1960s. 22 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • 22. Booking Form Booking Form Please copy, fill in and return for each project you wish to book. Project: ____________________________________________________________________________________ School: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Class: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Contact name: _______________________________________________________________________________ Tel: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Fax: _______________________________________________________________________________________ 1st choice days and dates: _____________________________________________________________________ 2nd choice days and dates: _____________________________________________________________________ Preferred time: ______________________________________________________________________________ No of pupils: ________________________________________________________________________________ Please arrange for the school hall or appropriate space to be available on project dates. Please advise in advance of project if any pupil has additional learning needs so that project material can be prepared accordingly. Dates and times will be confirmed prior to start of project Please return form to Arts Service, Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way Musselburgh, EH21 6AA Fax: 0131 653 5265 artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk Tel: 0131 665 9900 For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk 23
  • 23. For more information contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk