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Schools Newsletter Hello and welcome to the first newsletter from the new team here at The Core. We are really excited about our upcoming programme and developments for 2016 – we wanted to get in touch to share these with you. We have a great choice of fantastic workshops, productions and projects planned but we can also design provision around the specific needs of your school and young people. This is just the beginning, so do get in touch if you have any questions.

Why not become an education partner? Nick Walker Director nick.walker@thecorecorby.com

Jodie Lees Creative Projects Manager jodie.lees@thecorecorby.com

If you are looking to book several items across a term you can become an education partner to gain access to discounts, free workshops and other opportunities for your school.

Aracaladanza In Association With MOKO Dance

Ages 5+

Vuelos (Flights) Thu 9 June 1.30pm

Multi-award winning international dance company Aracaladanza return to the UK to delight audiences with their new dance theatre production for families, Vuelos. Choreographer Enrique Cabrera delves into the imagination of the visionary genius of Leonardo da Vinci to capture the creativity and innovation of his exceptional inventiveness. Perfect for: • Developing imagination and creativity • A memorable theatre experience Tickets Schools £8.50, Partner Schools £7.50 (Free teacher’s ticket with every 10 booked)

The Spark Arts For Children

A Boy And A Bear In A Boat

Running time 60 minutes

Wed 15 June 11am and 2pm

Ages 5+

Welcome aboard! Join the boy and a bear at sea with just a suitcase, a ukulele and a teapot to help them. Dark clouds are looming, the ocean is full of dangers, there’s only one sandwich left and it’s nearly teatime. Adapted from the award-winning novel by Dave Shelton, Stewart Melton’s new play features live music and movement – a funny, thoughtful and thrilling adventure. Perfect for: • Linking literacy to theatre • Storytelling • Learning about exploration and imagination Tickets Schools £7, Partner Schools £6 (Free teacher’s ticket with every 10 booked)

Dance Discover In A Day

An established dance practitioner will work with a class throughout the whole day to discover dance as an art form, find out about dance artists and dance work and share their experiences with each other. The day will include a Discover Arts Award Certificate. Available Tuesdays and Friday until July. Perfect for: • Developing movement • Developing creative thinking • Developing the arts that surround them • Developing critical thinking • Increasing confidence • Developing communication skills For a limited time only we can offer this at a subsidised rate of just £100! (Usual cost of this workshop £475)

For group and school ticket bookings call Gillian Lockwood on 01536 470 470. For any other creative learning opportunities please call Jodie Lees on 01536 470 473.

www.thecorecorby.com

Ages 5-11


Talking Scarlet

Jekyll & Hyde Thu 15 – Sat 17 September 7.30pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm

Ages 10+

Everyone has a monster within Prepare for the fright of your life in this dramatic new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic and atmospheric Gothic melodrama. Dr Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men, one good and one evil. Intent on separating the two, he succeeds in his experiments. However, in doing so he unleashes ‘Hyde’, a monstrous and uncontrollable alter ego. Sumptious sets and costumes provide a brilliant backdrop for this riveting production as a crazed killer stalks the streets and blood‑curdling screams are heard. Perfect for: • English Literature, English Language, Drama students • Bringing text to life • Learning about literacy techniques including symbolism, themes and imagery • Discussing ethics and social responsibility of scientific discovery Tickets Groups 10+ £15 (Thu & Fri evening and sat matinee only), Schools £11, Partner Schools £10 (Free teacher’s ticket with every 10 booked)

Contender Charlie, China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre

Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood Mon 3 – Wed 5 October 10am & 1pm

Ages 9+

Returning to The Core after a sell-out run last year, this exciting production of Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood is an accessible and unforgettable introduction to Shakespeare’s shocking story of ambition and greed re-invented for 9-13 years-olds. Using razor sharp storytelling, a dramatic on-screen world and a heart-stopping soundtrack, this one-man adaptation by The Core’s Director Nick Walker, takes us on a break-neck journey through the blood-soaked world of Macbeth in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death. Perfect for: • An introduction to the world of Shakespeare • Exploration of emotional development • Storytelling Tickets Schools £9, Partner Schools £8 (Free teacher’s ticket with every 10 booked)

Scamp Theatre

Stick Man Thu 10 – Sat 12 November Thu 4pm, Fri & Sat 11am & 2pm

Ages 3+

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. Guarantees more fun than you can shake a stick at! Perfect for: • Linking literacy to theatre • Storytelling • Developing imagination and creativity Tickets £10.50 (Free teacher’s ticket with every 10 booked)

Did you know?

We offer free tours with the majority of our shows. Please ask when booking.

Did you know?

We also offer surrounding workshops for shows, either from the company itself or from our in house practitioners. Get in touch for more information – getinvolved@thecorecorby.com

For group and school ticket bookings call Gillian Lockwood on 01536 470 470. For any other creative learning opportunities please call Jodie Lees on 01536 470 473.

www.thecorecorby.com


Creative Learning As well as our show-related activities, we also offer a range of activities that can be booked throught term-time. To find out more or to book please contact Jodie Lees at jodie.lees@thecorecorby.com or call 01536 470473.

Off The Shelf Workshops

We can deliver workshops at your school or in The Lab at The Core around curriculum or art forms. These can be in Performance, Lyric Writing, Developing Characters, Script Writing, Film and much more! Perfect for: • Increasing knowledge and skill in a particular art form • Developing creative learning and thinking • Increasing confidence and communication skills • Enrichment days • Raising attainment Cost One hour workshop starting from £80, half day workshop starting from £200, full day workshops starting from £400

Bespoke Workshops

We can deliver workshops to suit the needs and aims of your students. These can be curriculum specific, about a specific art form or developing certain skills. We work with you to design and develop this work so it is completely tailored to you. Perfect for: • Increasing knowledge and skill in a particular art form • Developing creative learning and thinking • Increasing confidence and communication skills • Enrichment days • Raising attainment • Working towards a particular project or curriculum links Cost Starting from £300 (price on request)

Play In A Day/Play In A Week

During the course of a day or a week your class or school can work with a practitioner to develop a play to showcase. This can be from a written piece or themed to your curriculum. Perfect for: • Learning about putting a show on from script to stage • Learning about the different sides of theatre • Increasing knowledge and confidence in performance Cost Starting from £500

Careers Day

See backstage and meet professionals working within the theatre through all departments. Perfect for: • Raising aspirations • Learning about all sides of the Theatre • Career development Cost £200 or £75 if at least 10 students booked for an associated show This can also be delivered at your school (price on request)

For group and school ticket bookings call Gillian Lockwood on 01536 470 470. For any other creative learning opportunities please call Jodie Lees on 01536 470 473.

www.thecorecorby.com


Arts Award

We can deliver Arts Award across all 5 levels. Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold. We can deliver one off projects like Discover in a Day and Bronze in a week, or work with you to align Arts Award across existing activities including after school clubs or end of year showcases. Perfect for: • CV Building • Raising awareness of creative art forms and the creative arts sector • Enhancing existing delivery with a qualification • Providing a structure to a project or activity • Giving an added value qualification Cost Prices from £475

FREE Arts Leaders Workshops

This year we have a very big decision to make and The Core is ensuring that everyone can Get Involved. Our Should We Stay Or Should We Go Show helps to make up your mind about the UKs most important vote – the EU referendum. We wanted to ensure that people of all ages can get involved, so we have developed an opportunity for a local artist to come into your place of learning to share the importance of decision making, leadership and citizenship through creative means. These will be on a first come first served basis and will need to be delivered before Wed 22 June. A whole school immersive day where a local artist will join you to explore: • Debating • Decision making • Stage confidence and presence This will culminate in a showcase at the end of the day.

Rockingham School

Working in partnership with Rockingham School we have delivered a project to inspire children to write with a purpose. Using exciting performances and immersive techniques, practitioners have worked with the whole school (over 280 children) to: • increase independent writing skills • raise the enthusiasm for writing • provide them real life experiences of writing for a purpose. Over a course of three terms we have delivered six writing days which began with an excited experience to capture the imagination of the school. The practitioners then worked to use this stimulus to create a piece which was showcased throughout the schools. This has included things like the discovery of a dinosaur bone to create stimulus for Journalism and an Alien Landing to develop narrative. One pupil from the school said

One teacher from the school said

“I enjoyed the writing task because I used my imagination and I could end the story however I wanted. I made sure this was my best piece of work because I tried hard with my handwriting, and I added in as much detail as I could.’”

“The writing days have inspired children to produce wonderful pieces of work. They have enjoyed having a purpose, especially working towards a deadline for the pirate show. I love to watch the children interact with the actresses and see the joy they have in sharing their work with them.”

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For group and school ticket bookings call Gillian Lockwood on 01536 470 470. For any other creative learning opportunities please call Jodie Lees on 01536 470 473.

www.thecorecorby.com

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The Core schools newsletter Summer 2016 - Primary  

The Core schools newsletter Summer 2016 - Primary  

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