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Schools & Colleges

Summer Newsletter

welcome Hello and welcome to our new schools newsletter! I’m Gwennan Mair, Director of the Creative Engagement team here at Theatr Clwyd. We work with you, our schools and colleges, to support you, making sure that learning through the arts is accessible and making this your theatre. This newsletter is also new, so if there’s anything missing or that would make it more useful then please drop me an e-mail. It’s divided into different sections with information about some of the forthcoming shows at Theatr Clwyd, but also information about the many opportunities there are to work together! Please feel free to contact me as I would love to hear about your ideas for ways we can all work together, I would be delighted to come to your school to meet with you and your pupils.... so please invite me as that would be brilliant! Hope to see you soon Gwennan Mair - Director of Creative Engagement - Nerys Edwards - Creative Engagement Co-Ordinator - Emyr John - Creative Engagement Associate -

Offers We thought it’d be nice to send a few little offers for your staff for some of the productions this season - to give you opportunity for a break from the classroom (and marking!), maybe have a fun staff night out, see some amazing theatre and maybe even be inspired by what you watch!

20% off tickets... The Importance Of Being Earnest, Black Mountain, Out Of Love, Meet Fred, The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice and Uncle Vanya. Use the code “SCHOOLSTAFF” when booking. *All offers are subject to availability. No refunds will be made as a result of this or any subsequent offers. Theatr Clwyd reserves the right to withdraw these offers at any time. Early booking is recommended and these offers are available for booking online. Offers are valid until 1st Aug 2017.

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How To Be A Kid by Sarah McDonald-Hughes What’s it about: It’s a lovely story about a little girl (Molly) who is the rock in her family. She cooks, does the dishes and gets her little brother ready for school. But she’s only 12 and doesn’t feel like a kid! When: 24 June - 22 July
 Cost: £6 schools
(one in ten teachers free of charge) Ages: 7+
 Key Stage: KS2, KS3 Workshop: Our “full day” theatre experiences includes watching the show and a workshop run by Theatr Clwyd’s Creative Engagement team. It’s an opportunity to develop speaking skills, teamwork, creative thinking, movement and using their imaginations to create stories. Enrich your lessons: This show is perfect for using as a cornerstone to developing comprehension, speaking, literacy, working with others, response and analysis and creative writing and thinking! Welsh New Curriculum for 2018: This is a great way of intertwining text with a practical workshop. Let’s create young people that are enterprising, creative contributors who area ready to play a full part in life and work. Lesson plan ideas: Review writing to express opinions about topics (literacy), improvisation & devising (drama), group discussions about the show and workshop (oracy). | 3

Oes Rhaid i Mi Ddeffro? Do I Have To Wake Up? What’s it about: An interactive show about a magical world with music, dance, flying and dreams. With 2 showings in Welsh and 1 in English. When: 21 June Cost: £6 Schools Ages: 2 – 8 Key Stage: Foundation, KS1 Useful for: Developing language speaking, listening and comprehension skills in either English or Welsh!

Sleeping Beauty: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto What’s it about: Our legendary panto is the perfect ending to a year with songs, dance, hilarious jokes and plenty of fun! When: 24 Nov - 20 Jan Cost: From £10
 Ages: 6+ Useful for: Shared experience of the theatre, literacy, art and design as well as a Christmas treat!

The Importance Of Being Earnest What’s it about: A classic comedy about mistaken identity. It’s a traditional, clever comedy that shows off the best of theatre craft, big sets, amazing costumes, clever direction and stunning acting! With Gavin & Stacey actor Melanie Walters. When: 4 - 27 May Cost: From £5 Ages: 13+ Key Stage: KS3 - 5 Curriculum: AQA GCSE: suggested play Edexcel GCSE & A-Level: Live Theatre Evaluation Edexcel A-LEVEL: Page to Stage AQA A-LEVEL: Aspects of comedy (modular at AS level) 4 | 01352 701521

National Theatre: My Country What’s it about: A new show created from interviews with people across the UK and then assembled by Carol Ann Duffy and directed by National Theatre director Rufus Norris. Perfect for drama students. When: 30 May - 3 June Cost: From £10
 Ages: 14+ Curriculum: Edexcel GCSE & A-Level: Live Theatre Evaluation Welsh BAC: This would be a great show to get your students thinking about politics in a different way.

Kneehigh: Tristan & Yseult What’s it about: The story of a king who falls head over heels in love with his enemy’s sister. The acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre bring this show with comedy and live music. When: 27 June - 1 July Cost: From £10

Ages: 14+

Curriculum: KS3 & 4 – Ideal as a springboard for creative work and literacy schemes in the classroom. AQA GCSE: Suggested play Edexcel A-LEVEL: Influential theatre practitioners AQA Theatre Studies course - A level students – Kneehigh is one of the recommended practitioners Professional development day for teachers available by EDAU!

Meet Fred What’s it about: The story of a puppet whose life is spiraling out of control. Featuring incredible puppetry, a sharp, funny script and a story that is relevant, contemporary and heartbreaking. When: 11 - 13 May
 Cost: £10 Ages: 15+ (contains strong language and puppet nudity) Useful for: Drama Students, come and see how using puppetry can tell a challenging, emotional story. | 5

Y Tŵr What’s it about: An intimate opera about love and life exploring the extremes of emotion experienced by two lovers. Based on the work of Gwenlyn Parry. When: 5 Jun Cost: From £10

Ages: 15+

Useful for: Welsh drama students: Gwenlyn Parry is known as one of Wales’s greatest playwrights

The Woman In Black What’s it about: Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is filled with eerie atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. Direct from the West End. When: 30 May - 3 Jun Cost: £25 - £10

Ages: GCSE

Curriculum: National Curriculum for English and Drama EDEXCEL GCSE: (Modern text Prose) EDUQAS GCSE: (POST 1914 Prose/Drama)

Uncle Vanya What’s it about: Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. A new version by playwright Peter Gill and directed by Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey. When: 21 Sep – 14 Oct Cost: From £5 Key Stage: KS3 - KS5

Ages: 14+

Curriculum: GCSE: English Literature Curriculum: (suggested plays) Edexcel GCSE & A-Level: Live Theatre Evaluation

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice What’s it about: A shy young girl who can sing like the greats - but will she. Jim Cartwright’s Olivier award-winning comedy. When: 5 - 28 Oct (Early booking recommended) Cost: From £5
 Ages: GCSE Curriculum: AQA A-LEVEL: Aspects of comedy (modular at AS level) GCSE: English Literature Curriculum: (suggested plays) Edexcel GCSE & A-Level: Live Theatre Evaluation 6 | 01352 701521


Go&See (For schools in Wales only) What is it: Go&See is a scheme that can be used to fund visits to high-quality arts events in galleries, theatres, arts centers and other venues. Events could include visits to performances and exhibitions or visits to experience arts professionals developing and creating their work. What next: Schools can apply for up to £1,000 at any time in the year and will receive a decision within six-eight weeks. They can award up to 90% of the costs of the experience. There is no deadline for Go and See, which means you can apply at any time but will need to do so at least 8 weeks in advance of the event you wish to attend.. It’s easy to apply, for more information visit: Please contact Nerys Edwards if you would like personal help with this go&see grant: / 01352701575

Edau Professional Development Funding Edau offers free professional development opportunities for teachers, artists and cultural organisations. Edau also offers to contribute towards the cost of supply teachers, so that schools are able to release teachers for training.
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Writing a theatre review Are your students interested in theatre, dance, visual art, gigs, poetry, film and more? Want to access a free workshop, which will give you an insight into the role of a critic? Then, this is for you! The workshop will be BSL supported. It will be suitable for D/deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired participants. All participants will be able to access the workshop for FREE and see The Importance of Being Earnest for FREE. Billingual workshop. Only 12 spaces. Date: 20/05/17

If you are interested contact:

Daniel Owen Prize Do you have a student who’s a passionate writer? Does your school want to promote creative writing? In September, we will be offering workshops with a professional writer at your school! 3 categories: under 11 | under 17 | under 25 Theme this year: Peace - what does the word mean to you? | Work can be Welsh or English Prize: Become one of our young writers of the year here at Clwyd: an opportunity to co-write with us for the Llangollen International Eisteddfod children’s day! If you are interested contact:

North Wales Open for Young Artists We host the prestigious North Wales Open for Young Artists, a competition for young artists under the age of 16. A chance to show your work in our gallery over the summer! Receiving Day: July 8th 10am – 3pm Prize: £50 For more information contact:

Gallery Our education gallery space is available to exhibit your student’s artwork! For more information contact:

Summer Schools We run summer schools for ages 6 - 18 throughout August focusing on drama skills, improvisation and theatrecraft. For more information contact:

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