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There is Hope

FAR

dance

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Learning opportunities

FAR Age: all ages

Vatnajökull (the sound of) 2007/8 Hydrophone, mobile phone, amplifier, neon Installation view, Iceland, 2007 Photo © Katie Paterson, 2007 Courtesy of the artist

Joseph Beuys, Capri Battery Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art © DACS

Although school groups are welcome at any time, the Mead Gallery is exclusively available for supported school visits Mon – Fri, 9am – 12pm. A charge of £100 covers staffing costs. Please contact Fiona Venables (Assistant Curator) on 024 7657 3732 or f.venables@warwick.ac.uk

Mon 13 & Tue 14 May 7.30pm

Rosie Kay Dance Company

Theatre

There is Hope

1hr (no interval)

Age: 14+ (Partial nudity and scenes of an explicit nature)

Wayne McGregor’s anatomy-defying choreography and ground-breaking approach across dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology has fuelled a string of truly unique works. FAR is no exception.

Schools/Colleges £9

School bookings Please check www.meadgallery. co.uk for the most up-to-date information on talks, discussions and workshops

Tue 30 Apr 7.30pm

Since its premiere in 2010 FAR has toured the world, picking up accolades for McGregor’s ever-insightful vision, performed by ten dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. A superb score by Brian Eno collaborator Ben Frost and jaw-dropping visuals including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights, make this an absolute must-see.

Theatre Schools/Colleges £8

Exhibition Events

1hr 35mins (inc interval)

Join Mead Gallery curators for an introduction to both exhibitions. Please book through Box Office on 024 7652 4524.

Beginning in the real world, but rapidly descending into hell, followed by purgatory before finally reaching a euphoric state in heaven – There is Hope explores ancient ritual, contemporary beliefs, and religious imagery including the Seven Deadly Sins.

Learning opportunities

FAR is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, London, UK and Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, Montclair, USA and is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

In-School workshops

Featuring five dancers and three musicians – performing on a visually arresting set – There is Hope weaves elements of black comedy, live music, film, song, and occasional nudity to deliver its message of hope and redemption.

2hrs

A hard-hitting, contemporary dance piece There is Hope fuses Kay’s talent for blending timely and personal stories with edgy choreography. Both challenging and thought provoking, this brand new piece in Kay’s multi-disciplinary style follows the International success of 5 SOLDIERS.

Workshops contain a physical warm-up (technique, movement or drama based), creative tasks and learning repertoire from There is Hope and a full understanding of the themes that run throughout the show. Led by a company member.

FREE (limited capacity)

Co-produced by the Mead Gallery with Fundação Leal Rios, Lisbon; La Casa Encendida, Madrid and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

“The word poetic is a treacherous one to apply to any artist, but Paterson’s is a poetry of knowledge and mystery, cosmicomically rendered.” The Guardian There is Hope

With FAR, McGregor takes a fascinating creative journey inspired by the controversial Age of Enlightenment and by the 18th century French philosopher Diderot’s very first set of encyclopaedia.

FREE (subsidised through audience donations)

“If any artist has defined the decade – It’s Wayne McGregor.” The Times www.randomdance.org

Katie Paterson: In Another Time is the largest, most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK to date. Works presented at the Mead Gallery include letters of condolence for the death of stars, an archive of darkness from throughout the universe, and light bulbs specially created to simulate moonlight. From transmitting Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to the moon and back, to providing a live phone line to a melting glacier, much of Katie Paterson’s work uses everyday technologies - from doorbells to record players – to make a connection between humanity and vast, intangible natural phenomena. Strangely intimate and inherently romantic, her work provides a poetic examination of the origins of time and space which is both understated and monumental.

To book a workshop please contact the Education Team on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7657 4786/7615 1793

Tue 30 Apr

Thu 2 May – Sat 22 Jun

The exhibition also includes Nils Norman’s customised Bus Shelter 2015 where advertising spaces publicise impending environmental disasters and propose micro-solutions for living in a flood zone, making your own diesel and combating West Nile Virus. Working with engineering students at the University of Warwick, Norman has also adapted the roof to host a garden: an illustration of how the city’s green spaces might look in the future. Artists’ Plans for Sustainability features Joseph Beuys’ Lemon Light/Capri Battery of 1985 – considered to be one of the artist’s last great works - in which a yellow light bulb is powered by a fresh lemon. In just a few more decades, the world’s population will exceed 9 billion, 70% of which will live in cities. Across the world, artists are proposing innovative and radical alternatives to change behaviours and ensure a more resilient and sustainable way of life.

Joseph Beuys, Carole Collet, N55, Nils Norman, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Marjetica Potrc˘

Artists’ Plans for Sustainability Thu 2 May – Sat 22 June

Tue 14 & Thu 23 May 6pm

Exhibition Tours Everybody is welcome and no booking is required.

FREE Thu 2 May, 7pm-9pm

Exhibition Opening Party To support gallery visits and give ideas for in-school work, Teachers’ Notes for both exhibitions can be downloaded from www.meadgallery.co.uk from April.

Schools can visit the trails independently or can be guided by our trained team of trail leaders. Generous funding from audience donations allows us to offer guided trails completely free of charge to schools. Children will look at 4 works of abstract art focusing on the use of colour, including a painting 10m long x 9m high by Ian Davenport.

1.5hrs. Max 45 children. Indoors

Colour Trail Children will explore 5 or 6 works of abstract sculpture from artists such as Peter Randall-Page and Richard Deacon.

2hrs. Max 60 children. Outdoors

Sculpture Trail The University of Warwick Art Collection has over 800 pieces varying hugely in size, colour, shape, technique, material and location. A small number have been grouped into two art trails suitable for all ages.

Now FREE to all schools

Teachers’ resources

Art Trails

Learning opportunities

www.meadgallery.co.uk Parking Daytime parking on campus can be difficult. Please aim to arrive 30 mins before your event starts. All car parks have charges before 6pm and are FREE after that time. CP7 is our nearest but has height restrictions and no lift. Minibuses should use CP4 or CP5.

Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 9pm

Carly Mee (Education Officer) 024 7657 4786

Coaches should drop off and pick up on Library Rd. Please inform Box Office if you are arriving by coach so that you can be met.

Admission FREE

Coaches

Mon 13 May FREE After the show talk to the company about the making and touring of FAR and the work of Random Dance in general.

dance for younger audiences

film

summer 13 Films and books Literally 2013 – Coventry Book Festival

ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk Schools bookings terms and conditions available at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Mon 10 – Fri 15 Jun We’re delighted to once again be an active part of Literally - the Coventry Book Festival organised by the City’s Education and Learning Service.

Varmints Based on the award-winning book Varmints by Helen Ward and Marc Craste

Lift access to Theatre, Theatre Bar, National Grid Room and Mead Gallery.

If you realise you are going to be late for an event, please call our Box Office (024 7652 4524) who can inform our Front of House team to make suitable arrangements.

Artwork: Arthaus Design 01926 313076

Guide dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances, by arrangement.

box office: 024 7652 4524

@warwickarts

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

www.travellinglighttheatre.org.uk

Learning opportunities

Age: 8+

In-school dance workshops

Varmints Interact

Tue 4 Jun 7pm & Wed 5 Jun 1.15pm & 7pm Studio Schools £6.50 (every 16th ticket FREE) 1hr

Age 8+

Varmints Interact is a behind-the-scenes peek at the production and its team including photos, quotes, ideas and further links. Please go to http://issuu.com/sadlerswells/ docs/varmintsinteract/8

Varmints tells the poignant tale of one small creature’s struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever. Every day the city

We can’t reveal all the plans for this year yet but we’re planning a whole stack of book-inspired screenings including the animated version of Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom.

This exhilarating new dance-theatre show is choreographed by Wilkie Branson (Champloo Dance Company) and directed by Sally Cookson who most recently collaborated on the brilliantly energetic Christmas show Boing!

An East London Dance, Sadler’s Wells and Stratford Circus production

There was once only the sound of bees and the wind in the wiry grass, the low murmuring of moles in the cool dark earth, and the song of birds in the high blue sky.

Warwick Arts Centre

grows larger and the noise grows louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themselves think.

Tue 4 Jun morning or afternoon £50 for schools with tickets for the show (subsidised by audience donations) Let your children work with professional dance practitioners before they see Varmints. They will explore the themes of Citizenship, Regeneration and Environment through choreographic tasks and activities. To book a workshop contact the Education Team before Friday 3rd May on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Varmints Interactive Varmints Interactive as an online interactive destination for children to play, upload and learn. The site is currently under construction – keep an eye on the Warwick Arts Centre website for more details.

Full details of our events and the whole Literally programme will soon be on our website www.warwickartscentre. co.uk and the Literally blog http:// literallycoventry.wordpress.com Room on the Broom

Travelling Light Theatre Company

Wheelchair access at ground level to Hall, Studio Theatre, Helen Martin Studio, Café Bar, Le Gusta restaurant, Box Office, Cinema, Wood-Scawen Room, Music Centre and Bookshop.

Late Arriving?

Our Literally film programme last year included screenings of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! with a storyteller and an illustrator; The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child with an illustrator and a University Challenge around The Hunger Games.

Varmints

Spaces reserved in Car Park 7 ground floor.

Many of our performances, screenings, exhibitions and concerts are ideal for those children engaged in Arts Award from Explore to Gold. If you are supporting children and young people through the Award and would like them to come to Warwick Arts Centre for inspiration, please contact us on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk to discuss how we can help.

Age 11+

Take the opportunity to ask questions of Rosie Kay and the dancers after the performance

Clare Mitchell (Education Officer) 024 7615 1793

Warwick Arts Centre is an Arts Award Supporter

In-school workshop

FAR

schools and colleges

Wheelchair users are advised to book in advance so we can readily provide any assistance. Disabled patrons may also bring a companion FREE of charge. Contact Box Office for details.

Toilet facilities accessible on all levels.

FREE for those with tickets for the show (subsidised by audience donations). Please book through Box Office when you book your show tickets.

Meet the company

Disabled Access

Receivers for our Sennheiser infra-red facility are available from Box Office free of charge.

Tue 14 May 12pm-3pm

FREE

mead gallery

Brian Bishop (Education Director) 024 7652 4252

Age 15+

For further information on and opportunities for creative learning please visit www.randomdance.org/ creative_learning

Meet the Company

Katie Paterson: In Another Time

Sat 18 May & Sat 1 Jun 12pm

For further information and to book an independent or guided tour please contact the Education Team on 024 7657 4786/7615 1793 or ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Contact the Education Department

On approach roads (A45, A46, A429) follow the signs for the University of Warwick and the brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre.

On-stage masterclass

Wed 15 May morning or afternoon (up to 3 hour session) £125 (subsidised by audience donations) To book this workshop contact the Education Team on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7657 4786/7615 1793

www.rosiekay.co.uk

How to find us

The company’s creative learning work explores choreographic tasks that reflect and expose the processes of Wayne McGregor and his dancers during the creation of the company work and are led by a company dancer or member of the Creative Learning Team. Activities include a warm up/technique class, delivery of creative tasks and some repertory material as appropriate.

Choose your own film! Week beginning 25 Jun Are you planning a School Arts Week? Are you looking for interesting enrichment activities as the summer holidays approach? Are you a Film Club school looking for more ways to engage your children with film? You’re welcome to bring children to our cinema and choose your own film for us to screen. Whether you know which film you want or would like some advice on choosing one, talk to our Film Programmer, John Gore, and together you can make an event that your children will enjoy and remember! Call John on 024 7652 3060 or email j.gore@warwick.ac.uk. Our cinema can seat 220 children and a fee of £350 will cover the cost of the space, the film, technicians and front of house staff.

Domestic Blitz A film resource for KS2 history £15 Warwick Arts Centre created Domestic Blitz from the archives of the GPO and the Crown Film Units with the aim of giving children a real sense of what life was like during WWII – getting to the heart of what citizens had to deal with. The films selected offer an intriguing mix of information and propaganda.

Do It Now (1939) What to do if your locality is attacked.

Britain Can Take It (1940) Made for the American market.

Heart of Britain (1941) Significant footage of the bombing of Coventry.

Dig for Victory (1942) Grow your own vegetables for health and the good of the country. The Domestic Blitz DVD now contains a new section, Blitz and Pieces, a compilation of primary source material running as a documentary of the Blitz in Coventry which can inspire you to make your own film with children no matter where your school is. To order your copy of the Domestic Blitz DVD please email ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk


Vatnajökull (the sound of) 2007/8 Hydrophone, mobile phone, amplifier, neon Installation view, Iceland, 2007 Photo © Katie Paterson, 2007 Courtesy of the artist

Joseph Beuys, Capri Battery Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art © DACS

There is Hope

dance

FAR

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Learning opportunities

FAR Age: all ages Mon 13 & Tue 14 May 7.30pm Schools/Colleges £9

There is Hope

Theatre

Rosie Kay Dance Company

1hr (no interval)

Since its premiere in 2010 FAR has toured the world, picking up accolades for McGregor’s ever-insightful vision, performed by ten dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. A superb score by Brian Eno collaborator Ben Frost and jaw-dropping visuals including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights, make this an absolute must-see.

1hr 35mins (inc interval)

Wayne McGregor’s anatomy-defying choreography and ground-breaking approach across dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology has fuelled a string of truly unique works. FAR is no exception.

Age: 14+ (Partial nudity and scenes of an explicit nature) Tue 30 Apr 7.30pm Theatre Schools/Colleges £8

Beginning in the real world, but rapidly descending into hell, followed by purgatory before finally reaching a euphoric state in heaven – There is Hope explores ancient ritual, contemporary beliefs, and religious imagery including the Seven Deadly Sins. Featuring five dancers and three musicians – performing on a visually arresting set – There is Hope weaves elements of black comedy, live music, film, song, and occasional nudity to deliver its message of hope and redemption. A hard-hitting, contemporary dance piece There is Hope fuses Kay’s talent for blending timely and personal stories with edgy choreography. Both challenging and thought provoking, this brand new piece in Kay’s multi-disciplinary style follows the International success of 5 SOLDIERS.

There is Hope

Although school groups are welcome at any time, the Mead Gallery is exclusively available for supported school visits Mon – Fri, 9am – 12pm. A charge of £100 covers staffing costs. Please contact Fiona Venables (Assistant Curator) on 024 7657 3732 or f.venables@warwick.ac.uk

School bookings Please check www.meadgallery. co.uk for the most up-to-date information on talks, discussions and workshops

Exhibition Events Join Mead Gallery curators for an introduction to both exhibitions. Please book through Box Office on 024 7652 4524.

For further information and to book an independent or guided tour please contact the Education Team on 024 7657 4786/7615 1793 or ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk Schools can visit the trails independently or can be guided by our trained team of trail leaders. Generous funding from audience donations allows us to offer guided trails completely free of charge to schools.

Everybody is welcome and no booking is required.

Children will explore 5 or 6 works of abstract sculpture from artists such as Peter Randall-Page and Richard Deacon.

Exhibition Tours

Colour Trail

Tue 14 & Thu 23 May 6pm

1.5hrs. Max 45 children. Indoors

Sat 18 May & Sat 1 Jun 12pm

Children will look at 4 works of abstract art focusing on the use of colour, including a painting 10m long x 9m high by Ian Davenport.

FREE (limited capacity)

Co-produced by the Mead Gallery with Fundação Leal Rios, Lisbon; La Casa Encendida, Madrid and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

“The word poetic is a treacherous one to apply to any artist, but Paterson’s is a poetry of knowledge and mystery, cosmicomically rendered.” The Guardian Katie Paterson: In Another Time is the largest, most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK to date. Works presented at the Mead Gallery include letters of condolence for the death of stars, an archive of darkness from throughout the universe, and light bulbs specially created to simulate moonlight. From transmitting Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to the moon and back, to providing a live phone line to a melting glacier, much of Katie Paterson’s work uses everyday technologies - from doorbells to record players – to make a connection between humanity and vast, intangible natural phenomena. Strangely intimate and inherently romantic, her work provides a poetic examination of the origins of time and space which is both understated and monumental.

Artists’ Plans for Sustainability features Joseph Beuys’ Lemon Light/Capri Battery of 1985 – considered to be one of the artist’s last great works - in which a yellow light bulb is powered by a fresh lemon.

Exhibition Opening Party

The exhibition also includes Nils Norman’s customised Bus Shelter 2015 where advertising spaces publicise impending environmental disasters and propose micro-solutions for living in a flood zone, making your own diesel and combating West Nile Virus. Working with engineering students at the University of Warwick, Norman has also adapted the roof to host a garden: an illustration of how the city’s green spaces might look in the future.

FREE Thu 2 May, 7pm-9pm

2hrs. Max 60 children. Outdoors

Sculpture Trail

Thu 2 May – Sat 22 Jun

Thu 2 May – Sat 22 June

Learning opportunities

Katie Paterson: In Another Time

Artists’ Plans for Sustainability

Art Trails

Teachers’ resources

Now FREE to all schools

To support gallery visits and give ideas for in-school work, Teachers’ Notes for both exhibitions can be downloaded from www.meadgallery.co.uk from April.

The University of Warwick Art Collection has over 800 pieces varying hugely in size, colour, shape, technique, material and location. A small number have been grouped into two art trails suitable for all ages.

In just a few more decades, the world’s population will exceed 9 billion, 70% of which will live in cities. Across the world, artists are proposing innovative and radical alternatives to change behaviours and ensure a more resilient and sustainable way of life.

Joseph Beuys, Carole Collet, N55, Nils Norman, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Marjetica Potrc˘

Learning opportunities In-School workshops 2hrs FREE (subsidised through audience donations) Workshops contain a physical warm-up (technique, movement or drama based), creative tasks and learning repertoire from There is Hope and a full understanding of the themes that run throughout the show. Led by a company member.

With FAR, McGregor takes a fascinating creative journey inspired by the controversial Age of Enlightenment and by the 18th century French philosopher Diderot’s very first set of encyclopaedia. FAR is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, London, UK and Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, Montclair, USA and is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

“If any artist has defined the decade – It’s Wayne McGregor.” The Times www.randomdance.org

How to find us On approach roads (A45, A46, A429) follow the signs for the University of Warwick and the brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre.

Coaches Coaches should drop off and pick up on Library Rd. Please inform Box Office if you are arriving by coach so that you can be met.

Parking

The company’s creative learning work explores choreographic tasks that reflect and expose the processes of Wayne McGregor and his dancers during the creation of the company work and are led by a company dancer or member of the Creative Learning Team. Activities include a warm up/technique class, delivery of creative tasks and some repertory material as appropriate.

On-stage masterclass Age 15+ Tue 14 May 12pm-3pm FREE for those with tickets for the show (subsidised by audience donations). Please book through Box Office when you book your show tickets.

In-school workshop

Meet the company Mon 13 May FREE

FAR

dance for younger audiences

Contact the Education Department

schools and colleges

Brian Bishop (Education Director) 024 7652 4252

film

summer 13

Carly Mee (Education Officer) 024 7657 4786 Clare Mitchell (Education Officer) 024 7615 1793

Films and books Literally 2013 – Coventry Book Festival

ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk Schools bookings terms and conditions available at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Mon 10 – Fri 15 Jun We’re delighted to once again be an active part of Literally - the Coventry Book Festival organised by the City’s Education and Learning Service.

Disabled Access Wheelchair users are advised to book in advance so we can readily provide any assistance. Disabled patrons may also bring a companion FREE of charge. Contact Box Office for details. Spaces reserved in Car Park 7 ground floor.

Travelling Light Theatre Company

Varmints

Wheelchair access at ground level to Hall, Studio Theatre, Helen Martin Studio, Café Bar, Le Gusta restaurant, Box Office, Cinema, Wood-Scawen Room, Music Centre and Bookshop. Lift access to Theatre, Theatre Bar, National Grid Room and Mead Gallery. Guide dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances, by arrangement. Receivers for our Sennheiser infra-red facility are available from Box Office free of charge. Toilet facilities accessible on all levels.

Late Arriving?

Warwick Arts Centre is an Arts Award Supporter Many of our performances, screenings, exhibitions and concerts are ideal for those children engaged in Arts Award from Explore to Gold. If you are supporting children and young people through the Award and would like them to come to Warwick Arts Centre for inspiration, please contact us on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk to discuss how we can help.

box office: 024 7652 4524

Warwick Arts Centre

grows larger and the noise grows louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themselves think. This exhilarating new dance-theatre show is choreographed by Wilkie Branson (Champloo Dance Company) and directed by Sally Cookson who most recently collaborated on the brilliantly energetic Christmas show Boing!

Age 8+

Tue 4 Jun 7pm & Wed 5 Jun 1.15pm & 7pm Studio Schools £6.50 (every 16th ticket FREE) 1hr

In-school dance workshops

Age: 8+

Learning opportunities

An East London Dance, Sadler’s Wells and Stratford Circus production

www.travellinglighttheatre.org.uk

Based on the award-winning book Varmints by Helen Ward and Marc Craste

There was once only the sound of bees and the wind in the wiry grass, the low murmuring of moles in the cool dark earth, and the song of birds in the high blue sky.

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

@warwickarts

Varmints tells the poignant tale of one small creature’s struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever. Every day the city

Tue 4 Jun morning or afternoon £50 for schools with tickets for the show (subsidised by audience donations) Let your children work with professional dance practitioners before they see Varmints. They will explore the themes of Citizenship, Regeneration and Environment through choreographic tasks and activities. To book a workshop contact the Education Team before Friday 3rd May on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Varmints Interact Varmints Interact is a behind-the-scenes peek at the production and its team including photos, quotes, ideas and further links. Please go to http://issuu.com/sadlerswells/ docs/varmintsinteract/8

Our Literally film programme last year included screenings of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! with a storyteller and an illustrator; The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child with an illustrator and a University Challenge around The Hunger Games. We can’t reveal all the plans for this year yet but we’re planning a whole stack of book-inspired screenings including the animated version of Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom. Full details of our events and the whole Literally programme will soon be on our website www.warwickartscentre. co.uk and the Literally blog http:// literallycoventry.wordpress.com

Choose your own film! Week beginning 25 Jun Are you planning a School Arts Week? Are you looking for interesting enrichment activities as the summer holidays approach? Are you a Film Club school looking for more ways to engage your children with film? You’re welcome to bring children to our cinema and choose your own film for us to screen. Whether you know which film you want or would like some advice on choosing one, talk to our Film Programmer, John Gore, and together you can make an event that your children will enjoy and remember! Call John on 024 7652 3060 or email j.gore@warwick.ac.uk. Our cinema can seat 220 children and a fee of £350 will cover the cost of the space, the film, technicians and front of house staff.

Room on the Broom

Varmints Artwork: Arthaus Design 01926 313076

If you realise you are going to be late for an event, please call our Box Office (024 7652 4524) who can inform our Front of House team to make suitable arrangements.

Age 11+ Wed 15 May morning or afternoon (up to 3 hour session) £125 (subsidised by audience donations) To book this workshop contact the Education Team on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7657 4786/7615 1793

To book a workshop please contact the Education Team on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7657 4786/7615 1793

For further information on and opportunities for creative learning please visit www.randomdance.org/ creative_learning

Meet the Company Tue 30 Apr FREE Take the opportunity to ask questions of Rosie Kay and the dancers after the performance

After the show talk to the company about the making and touring of FAR and the work of Random Dance in general.

www.rosiekay.co.uk

www.meadgallery.co.uk Daytime parking on campus can be difficult. Please aim to arrive 30 mins before your event starts.

Admission FREE

All car parks have charges before 6pm and are FREE after that time. CP7 is our nearest but has height restrictions and no lift. Minibuses should use CP4 or CP5.

mead gallery

Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 9pm

Domestic Blitz A film resource for KS2 history £15 Warwick Arts Centre created Domestic Blitz from the archives of the GPO and the Crown Film Units with the aim of giving children a real sense of what life was like during WWII – getting to the heart of what citizens had to deal with. The films selected offer an intriguing mix of information and propaganda.

Do It Now (1939) What to do if your locality is attacked.

Britain Can Take It (1940) Made for the American market.

Heart of Britain (1941) Significant footage of the bombing of Coventry.

Dig for Victory (1942) Grow your own vegetables for health and the good of the country. The Domestic Blitz DVD now contains a new section, Blitz and Pieces, a compilation of primary source material running as a documentary of the Blitz in Coventry which can inspire you to make your own film with children no matter where your school is.

Varmints Interactive Varmints Interactive as an online interactive destination for children to play, upload and learn. The site is currently under construction – keep an eye on the Warwick Arts Centre website for more details.

To order your copy of the Domestic Blitz DVD please email ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk


There is Hope

FAR

dance

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Learning opportunities

FAR Age: all ages

Vatnajökull (the sound of) 2007/8 Hydrophone, mobile phone, amplifier, neon Installation view, Iceland, 2007 Photo © Katie Paterson, 2007 Courtesy of the artist

Joseph Beuys, Capri Battery Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art © DACS

Although school groups are welcome at any time, the Mead Gallery is exclusively available for supported school visits Mon – Fri, 9am – 12pm. A charge of £100 covers staffing costs. Please contact Fiona Venables (Assistant Curator) on 024 7657 3732 or f.venables@warwick.ac.uk

Mon 13 & Tue 14 May 7.30pm

Rosie Kay Dance Company

Theatre

There is Hope

1hr (no interval)

Age: 14+ (Partial nudity and scenes of an explicit nature)

Wayne McGregor’s anatomy-defying choreography and ground-breaking approach across dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology has fuelled a string of truly unique works. FAR is no exception.

Schools/Colleges £9

School bookings Please check www.meadgallery. co.uk for the most up-to-date information on talks, discussions and workshops

Tue 30 Apr 7.30pm

Since its premiere in 2010 FAR has toured the world, picking up accolades for McGregor’s ever-insightful vision, performed by ten dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. A superb score by Brian Eno collaborator Ben Frost and jaw-dropping visuals including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights, make this an absolute must-see.

Theatre Schools/Colleges £8

Exhibition Events

1hr 35mins (inc interval)

Join Mead Gallery curators for an introduction to both exhibitions. Please book through Box Office on 024 7652 4524.

Beginning in the real world, but rapidly descending into hell, followed by purgatory before finally reaching a euphoric state in heaven – There is Hope explores ancient ritual, contemporary beliefs, and religious imagery including the Seven Deadly Sins.

Learning opportunities

FAR is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, London, UK and Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, Montclair, USA and is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

In-School workshops

Featuring five dancers and three musicians – performing on a visually arresting set – There is Hope weaves elements of black comedy, live music, film, song, and occasional nudity to deliver its message of hope and redemption.

2hrs

A hard-hitting, contemporary dance piece There is Hope fuses Kay’s talent for blending timely and personal stories with edgy choreography. Both challenging and thought provoking, this brand new piece in Kay’s multi-disciplinary style follows the International success of 5 SOLDIERS.

Workshops contain a physical warm-up (technique, movement or drama based), creative tasks and learning repertoire from There is Hope and a full understanding of the themes that run throughout the show. Led by a company member.

FREE (limited capacity)

Co-produced by the Mead Gallery with Fundação Leal Rios, Lisbon; La Casa Encendida, Madrid and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

“The word poetic is a treacherous one to apply to any artist, but Paterson’s is a poetry of knowledge and mystery, cosmicomically rendered.” The Guardian There is Hope

With FAR, McGregor takes a fascinating creative journey inspired by the controversial Age of Enlightenment and by the 18th century French philosopher Diderot’s very first set of encyclopaedia.

FREE (subsidised through audience donations)

“If any artist has defined the decade – It’s Wayne McGregor.” The Times www.randomdance.org

Katie Paterson: In Another Time is the largest, most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK to date. Works presented at the Mead Gallery include letters of condolence for the death of stars, an archive of darkness from throughout the universe, and light bulbs specially created to simulate moonlight. From transmitting Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to the moon and back, to providing a live phone line to a melting glacier, much of Katie Paterson’s work uses everyday technologies - from doorbells to record players – to make a connection between humanity and vast, intangible natural phenomena. Strangely intimate and inherently romantic, her work provides a poetic examination of the origins of time and space which is both understated and monumental.

To book a workshop please contact the Education Team on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7657 4786/7615 1793

Tue 30 Apr

Thu 2 May – Sat 22 Jun

The exhibition also includes Nils Norman’s customised Bus Shelter 2015 where advertising spaces publicise impending environmental disasters and propose micro-solutions for living in a flood zone, making your own diesel and combating West Nile Virus. Working with engineering students at the University of Warwick, Norman has also adapted the roof to host a garden: an illustration of how the city’s green spaces might look in the future. Artists’ Plans for Sustainability features Joseph Beuys’ Lemon Light/Capri Battery of 1985 – considered to be one of the artist’s last great works - in which a yellow light bulb is powered by a fresh lemon. In just a few more decades, the world’s population will exceed 9 billion, 70% of which will live in cities. Across the world, artists are proposing innovative and radical alternatives to change behaviours and ensure a more resilient and sustainable way of life.

Joseph Beuys, Carole Collet, N55, Nils Norman, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Marjetica Potrc˘

Artists’ Plans for Sustainability Thu 2 May – Sat 22 June

Tue 14 & Thu 23 May 6pm

Exhibition Tours Everybody is welcome and no booking is required.

FREE Thu 2 May, 7pm-9pm

Exhibition Opening Party To support gallery visits and give ideas for in-school work, Teachers’ Notes for both exhibitions can be downloaded from www.meadgallery.co.uk from April.

Schools can visit the trails independently or can be guided by our trained team of trail leaders. Generous funding from audience donations allows us to offer guided trails completely free of charge to schools. Children will look at 4 works of abstract art focusing on the use of colour, including a painting 10m long x 9m high by Ian Davenport.

1.5hrs. Max 45 children. Indoors

Colour Trail Children will explore 5 or 6 works of abstract sculpture from artists such as Peter Randall-Page and Richard Deacon.

2hrs. Max 60 children. Outdoors

Sculpture Trail The University of Warwick Art Collection has over 800 pieces varying hugely in size, colour, shape, technique, material and location. A small number have been grouped into two art trails suitable for all ages.

Now FREE to all schools

Teachers’ resources

Art Trails

Learning opportunities

www.meadgallery.co.uk Parking Daytime parking on campus can be difficult. Please aim to arrive 30 mins before your event starts. All car parks have charges before 6pm and are FREE after that time. CP7 is our nearest but has height restrictions and no lift. Minibuses should use CP4 or CP5.

Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 9pm

Carly Mee (Education Officer) 024 7657 4786

Coaches should drop off and pick up on Library Rd. Please inform Box Office if you are arriving by coach so that you can be met.

Admission FREE

Coaches

Mon 13 May FREE After the show talk to the company about the making and touring of FAR and the work of Random Dance in general.

dance for younger audiences

film

summer 13 Films and books Literally 2013 – Coventry Book Festival

ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk Schools bookings terms and conditions available at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Mon 10 – Fri 15 Jun We’re delighted to once again be an active part of Literally - the Coventry Book Festival organised by the City’s Education and Learning Service.

Varmints Based on the award-winning book Varmints by Helen Ward and Marc Craste

Lift access to Theatre, Theatre Bar, National Grid Room and Mead Gallery.

If you realise you are going to be late for an event, please call our Box Office (024 7652 4524) who can inform our Front of House team to make suitable arrangements.

Artwork: Arthaus Design 01926 313076

Guide dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances, by arrangement.

box office: 024 7652 4524

@warwickarts

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

www.travellinglighttheatre.org.uk

Learning opportunities

Age: 8+

In-school dance workshops

Varmints Interact

Tue 4 Jun 7pm & Wed 5 Jun 1.15pm & 7pm Studio Schools £6.50 (every 16th ticket FREE) 1hr

Age 8+

Varmints Interact is a behind-the-scenes peek at the production and its team including photos, quotes, ideas and further links. Please go to http://issuu.com/sadlerswells/ docs/varmintsinteract/8

Varmints tells the poignant tale of one small creature’s struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever. Every day the city

We can’t reveal all the plans for this year yet but we’re planning a whole stack of book-inspired screenings including the animated version of Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom.

This exhilarating new dance-theatre show is choreographed by Wilkie Branson (Champloo Dance Company) and directed by Sally Cookson who most recently collaborated on the brilliantly energetic Christmas show Boing!

An East London Dance, Sadler’s Wells and Stratford Circus production

There was once only the sound of bees and the wind in the wiry grass, the low murmuring of moles in the cool dark earth, and the song of birds in the high blue sky.

Warwick Arts Centre

grows larger and the noise grows louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themselves think.

Tue 4 Jun morning or afternoon £50 for schools with tickets for the show (subsidised by audience donations) Let your children work with professional dance practitioners before they see Varmints. They will explore the themes of Citizenship, Regeneration and Environment through choreographic tasks and activities. To book a workshop contact the Education Team before Friday 3rd May on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Varmints Interactive Varmints Interactive as an online interactive destination for children to play, upload and learn. The site is currently under construction – keep an eye on the Warwick Arts Centre website for more details.

Full details of our events and the whole Literally programme will soon be on our website www.warwickartscentre. co.uk and the Literally blog http:// literallycoventry.wordpress.com Room on the Broom

Travelling Light Theatre Company

Wheelchair access at ground level to Hall, Studio Theatre, Helen Martin Studio, Café Bar, Le Gusta restaurant, Box Office, Cinema, Wood-Scawen Room, Music Centre and Bookshop.

Late Arriving?

Our Literally film programme last year included screenings of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! with a storyteller and an illustrator; The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child with an illustrator and a University Challenge around The Hunger Games.

Varmints

Spaces reserved in Car Park 7 ground floor.

Many of our performances, screenings, exhibitions and concerts are ideal for those children engaged in Arts Award from Explore to Gold. If you are supporting children and young people through the Award and would like them to come to Warwick Arts Centre for inspiration, please contact us on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk to discuss how we can help.

Age 11+

Take the opportunity to ask questions of Rosie Kay and the dancers after the performance

Clare Mitchell (Education Officer) 024 7615 1793

Warwick Arts Centre is an Arts Award Supporter

In-school workshop

FAR

schools and colleges

Wheelchair users are advised to book in advance so we can readily provide any assistance. Disabled patrons may also bring a companion FREE of charge. Contact Box Office for details.

Toilet facilities accessible on all levels.

FREE for those with tickets for the show (subsidised by audience donations). Please book through Box Office when you book your show tickets.

Meet the company

Disabled Access

Receivers for our Sennheiser infra-red facility are available from Box Office free of charge.

Tue 14 May 12pm-3pm

FREE

mead gallery

Brian Bishop (Education Director) 024 7652 4252

Age 15+

For further information on and opportunities for creative learning please visit www.randomdance.org/ creative_learning

Meet the Company

Katie Paterson: In Another Time

Sat 18 May & Sat 1 Jun 12pm

For further information and to book an independent or guided tour please contact the Education Team on 024 7657 4786/7615 1793 or ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Contact the Education Department

On approach roads (A45, A46, A429) follow the signs for the University of Warwick and the brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre.

On-stage masterclass

Wed 15 May morning or afternoon (up to 3 hour session) £125 (subsidised by audience donations) To book this workshop contact the Education Team on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7657 4786/7615 1793

www.rosiekay.co.uk

How to find us

The company’s creative learning work explores choreographic tasks that reflect and expose the processes of Wayne McGregor and his dancers during the creation of the company work and are led by a company dancer or member of the Creative Learning Team. Activities include a warm up/technique class, delivery of creative tasks and some repertory material as appropriate.

Choose your own film! Week beginning 25 Jun Are you planning a School Arts Week? Are you looking for interesting enrichment activities as the summer holidays approach? Are you a Film Club school looking for more ways to engage your children with film? You’re welcome to bring children to our cinema and choose your own film for us to screen. Whether you know which film you want or would like some advice on choosing one, talk to our Film Programmer, John Gore, and together you can make an event that your children will enjoy and remember! Call John on 024 7652 3060 or email j.gore@warwick.ac.uk. Our cinema can seat 220 children and a fee of £350 will cover the cost of the space, the film, technicians and front of house staff.

Domestic Blitz A film resource for KS2 history £15 Warwick Arts Centre created Domestic Blitz from the archives of the GPO and the Crown Film Units with the aim of giving children a real sense of what life was like during WWII – getting to the heart of what citizens had to deal with. The films selected offer an intriguing mix of information and propaganda.

Do It Now (1939) What to do if your locality is attacked.

Britain Can Take It (1940) Made for the American market.

Heart of Britain (1941) Significant footage of the bombing of Coventry.

Dig for Victory (1942) Grow your own vegetables for health and the good of the country. The Domestic Blitz DVD now contains a new section, Blitz and Pieces, a compilation of primary source material running as a documentary of the Blitz in Coventry which can inspire you to make your own film with children no matter where your school is. To order your copy of the Domestic Blitz DVD please email ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk


There is Hope

FAR

dance

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Learning opportunities

FAR Age: all ages

Vatnajökull (the sound of) 2007/8 Hydrophone, mobile phone, amplifier, neon Installation view, Iceland, 2007 Photo © Katie Paterson, 2007 Courtesy of the artist

Joseph Beuys, Capri Battery Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art © DACS

Although school groups are welcome at any time, the Mead Gallery is exclusively available for supported school visits Mon – Fri, 9am – 12pm. A charge of £100 covers staffing costs. Please contact Fiona Venables (Assistant Curator) on 024 7657 3732 or f.venables@warwick.ac.uk

Mon 13 & Tue 14 May 7.30pm

Rosie Kay Dance Company

Theatre

There is Hope

1hr (no interval)

Age: 14+ (Partial nudity and scenes of an explicit nature)

Wayne McGregor’s anatomy-defying choreography and ground-breaking approach across dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology has fuelled a string of truly unique works. FAR is no exception.

Schools/Colleges £9

School bookings Please check www.meadgallery. co.uk for the most up-to-date information on talks, discussions and workshops

Tue 30 Apr 7.30pm

Since its premiere in 2010 FAR has toured the world, picking up accolades for McGregor’s ever-insightful vision, performed by ten dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. A superb score by Brian Eno collaborator Ben Frost and jaw-dropping visuals including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights, make this an absolute must-see.

Theatre Schools/Colleges £8

Exhibition Events

1hr 35mins (inc interval)

Join Mead Gallery curators for an introduction to both exhibitions. Please book through Box Office on 024 7652 4524.

Beginning in the real world, but rapidly descending into hell, followed by purgatory before finally reaching a euphoric state in heaven – There is Hope explores ancient ritual, contemporary beliefs, and religious imagery including the Seven Deadly Sins.

Learning opportunities

FAR is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, London, UK and Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, Montclair, USA and is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

In-School workshops

Featuring five dancers and three musicians – performing on a visually arresting set – There is Hope weaves elements of black comedy, live music, film, song, and occasional nudity to deliver its message of hope and redemption.

2hrs

A hard-hitting, contemporary dance piece There is Hope fuses Kay’s talent for blending timely and personal stories with edgy choreography. Both challenging and thought provoking, this brand new piece in Kay’s multi-disciplinary style follows the International success of 5 SOLDIERS.

Workshops contain a physical warm-up (technique, movement or drama based), creative tasks and learning repertoire from There is Hope and a full understanding of the themes that run throughout the show. Led by a company member.

FREE (limited capacity)

Co-produced by the Mead Gallery with Fundação Leal Rios, Lisbon; La Casa Encendida, Madrid and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

“The word poetic is a treacherous one to apply to any artist, but Paterson’s is a poetry of knowledge and mystery, cosmicomically rendered.” The Guardian There is Hope

With FAR, McGregor takes a fascinating creative journey inspired by the controversial Age of Enlightenment and by the 18th century French philosopher Diderot’s very first set of encyclopaedia.

FREE (subsidised through audience donations)

“If any artist has defined the decade – It’s Wayne McGregor.” The Times www.randomdance.org

Katie Paterson: In Another Time is the largest, most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK to date. Works presented at the Mead Gallery include letters of condolence for the death of stars, an archive of darkness from throughout the universe, and light bulbs specially created to simulate moonlight. From transmitting Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to the moon and back, to providing a live phone line to a melting glacier, much of Katie Paterson’s work uses everyday technologies - from doorbells to record players – to make a connection between humanity and vast, intangible natural phenomena. Strangely intimate and inherently romantic, her work provides a poetic examination of the origins of time and space which is both understated and monumental.

To book a workshop please contact the Education Team on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7657 4786/7615 1793

Tue 30 Apr

Thu 2 May – Sat 22 Jun

The exhibition also includes Nils Norman’s customised Bus Shelter 2015 where advertising spaces publicise impending environmental disasters and propose micro-solutions for living in a flood zone, making your own diesel and combating West Nile Virus. Working with engineering students at the University of Warwick, Norman has also adapted the roof to host a garden: an illustration of how the city’s green spaces might look in the future. Artists’ Plans for Sustainability features Joseph Beuys’ Lemon Light/Capri Battery of 1985 – considered to be one of the artist’s last great works - in which a yellow light bulb is powered by a fresh lemon. In just a few more decades, the world’s population will exceed 9 billion, 70% of which will live in cities. Across the world, artists are proposing innovative and radical alternatives to change behaviours and ensure a more resilient and sustainable way of life.

Joseph Beuys, Carole Collet, N55, Nils Norman, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Marjetica Potrc˘

Artists’ Plans for Sustainability Thu 2 May – Sat 22 June

Tue 14 & Thu 23 May 6pm

Exhibition Tours Everybody is welcome and no booking is required.

FREE Thu 2 May, 7pm-9pm

Exhibition Opening Party To support gallery visits and give ideas for in-school work, Teachers’ Notes for both exhibitions can be downloaded from www.meadgallery.co.uk from April.

Schools can visit the trails independently or can be guided by our trained team of trail leaders. Generous funding from audience donations allows us to offer guided trails completely free of charge to schools. Children will look at 4 works of abstract art focusing on the use of colour, including a painting 10m long x 9m high by Ian Davenport.

1.5hrs. Max 45 children. Indoors

Colour Trail Children will explore 5 or 6 works of abstract sculpture from artists such as Peter Randall-Page and Richard Deacon.

2hrs. Max 60 children. Outdoors

Sculpture Trail The University of Warwick Art Collection has over 800 pieces varying hugely in size, colour, shape, technique, material and location. A small number have been grouped into two art trails suitable for all ages.

Now FREE to all schools

Teachers’ resources

Art Trails

Learning opportunities

www.meadgallery.co.uk Parking Daytime parking on campus can be difficult. Please aim to arrive 30 mins before your event starts. All car parks have charges before 6pm and are FREE after that time. CP7 is our nearest but has height restrictions and no lift. Minibuses should use CP4 or CP5.

Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 9pm

Carly Mee (Education Officer) 024 7657 4786

Coaches should drop off and pick up on Library Rd. Please inform Box Office if you are arriving by coach so that you can be met.

Admission FREE

Coaches

Mon 13 May FREE After the show talk to the company about the making and touring of FAR and the work of Random Dance in general.

dance for younger audiences

film

summer 13 Films and books Literally 2013 – Coventry Book Festival

ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk Schools bookings terms and conditions available at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Mon 10 – Fri 15 Jun We’re delighted to once again be an active part of Literally - the Coventry Book Festival organised by the City’s Education and Learning Service.

Varmints Based on the award-winning book Varmints by Helen Ward and Marc Craste

Lift access to Theatre, Theatre Bar, National Grid Room and Mead Gallery.

If you realise you are going to be late for an event, please call our Box Office (024 7652 4524) who can inform our Front of House team to make suitable arrangements.

Artwork: Arthaus Design 01926 313076

Guide dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances, by arrangement.

box office: 024 7652 4524

@warwickarts

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

www.travellinglighttheatre.org.uk

Learning opportunities

Age: 8+

In-school dance workshops

Varmints Interact

Tue 4 Jun 7pm & Wed 5 Jun 1.15pm & 7pm Studio Schools £6.50 (every 16th ticket FREE) 1hr

Age 8+

Varmints Interact is a behind-the-scenes peek at the production and its team including photos, quotes, ideas and further links. Please go to http://issuu.com/sadlerswells/ docs/varmintsinteract/8

Varmints tells the poignant tale of one small creature’s struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever. Every day the city

We can’t reveal all the plans for this year yet but we’re planning a whole stack of book-inspired screenings including the animated version of Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom.

This exhilarating new dance-theatre show is choreographed by Wilkie Branson (Champloo Dance Company) and directed by Sally Cookson who most recently collaborated on the brilliantly energetic Christmas show Boing!

An East London Dance, Sadler’s Wells and Stratford Circus production

There was once only the sound of bees and the wind in the wiry grass, the low murmuring of moles in the cool dark earth, and the song of birds in the high blue sky.

Warwick Arts Centre

grows larger and the noise grows louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themselves think.

Tue 4 Jun morning or afternoon £50 for schools with tickets for the show (subsidised by audience donations) Let your children work with professional dance practitioners before they see Varmints. They will explore the themes of Citizenship, Regeneration and Environment through choreographic tasks and activities. To book a workshop contact the Education Team before Friday 3rd May on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Varmints Interactive Varmints Interactive as an online interactive destination for children to play, upload and learn. The site is currently under construction – keep an eye on the Warwick Arts Centre website for more details.

Full details of our events and the whole Literally programme will soon be on our website www.warwickartscentre. co.uk and the Literally blog http:// literallycoventry.wordpress.com Room on the Broom

Travelling Light Theatre Company

Wheelchair access at ground level to Hall, Studio Theatre, Helen Martin Studio, Café Bar, Le Gusta restaurant, Box Office, Cinema, Wood-Scawen Room, Music Centre and Bookshop.

Late Arriving?

Our Literally film programme last year included screenings of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! with a storyteller and an illustrator; The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child with an illustrator and a University Challenge around The Hunger Games.

Varmints

Spaces reserved in Car Park 7 ground floor.

Many of our performances, screenings, exhibitions and concerts are ideal for those children engaged in Arts Award from Explore to Gold. If you are supporting children and young people through the Award and would like them to come to Warwick Arts Centre for inspiration, please contact us on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk to discuss how we can help.

Age 11+

Take the opportunity to ask questions of Rosie Kay and the dancers after the performance

Clare Mitchell (Education Officer) 024 7615 1793

Warwick Arts Centre is an Arts Award Supporter

In-school workshop

FAR

schools and colleges

Wheelchair users are advised to book in advance so we can readily provide any assistance. Disabled patrons may also bring a companion FREE of charge. Contact Box Office for details.

Toilet facilities accessible on all levels.

FREE for those with tickets for the show (subsidised by audience donations). Please book through Box Office when you book your show tickets.

Meet the company

Disabled Access

Receivers for our Sennheiser infra-red facility are available from Box Office free of charge.

Tue 14 May 12pm-3pm

FREE

mead gallery

Brian Bishop (Education Director) 024 7652 4252

Age 15+

For further information on and opportunities for creative learning please visit www.randomdance.org/ creative_learning

Meet the Company

Katie Paterson: In Another Time

Sat 18 May & Sat 1 Jun 12pm

For further information and to book an independent or guided tour please contact the Education Team on 024 7657 4786/7615 1793 or ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Contact the Education Department

On approach roads (A45, A46, A429) follow the signs for the University of Warwick and the brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre.

On-stage masterclass

Wed 15 May morning or afternoon (up to 3 hour session) £125 (subsidised by audience donations) To book this workshop contact the Education Team on ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7657 4786/7615 1793

www.rosiekay.co.uk

How to find us

The company’s creative learning work explores choreographic tasks that reflect and expose the processes of Wayne McGregor and his dancers during the creation of the company work and are led by a company dancer or member of the Creative Learning Team. Activities include a warm up/technique class, delivery of creative tasks and some repertory material as appropriate.

Choose your own film! Week beginning 25 Jun Are you planning a School Arts Week? Are you looking for interesting enrichment activities as the summer holidays approach? Are you a Film Club school looking for more ways to engage your children with film? You’re welcome to bring children to our cinema and choose your own film for us to screen. Whether you know which film you want or would like some advice on choosing one, talk to our Film Programmer, John Gore, and together you can make an event that your children will enjoy and remember! Call John on 024 7652 3060 or email j.gore@warwick.ac.uk. Our cinema can seat 220 children and a fee of £350 will cover the cost of the space, the film, technicians and front of house staff.

Domestic Blitz A film resource for KS2 history £15 Warwick Arts Centre created Domestic Blitz from the archives of the GPO and the Crown Film Units with the aim of giving children a real sense of what life was like during WWII – getting to the heart of what citizens had to deal with. The films selected offer an intriguing mix of information and propaganda.

Do It Now (1939) What to do if your locality is attacked.

Britain Can Take It (1940) Made for the American market.

Heart of Britain (1941) Significant footage of the bombing of Coventry.

Dig for Victory (1942) Grow your own vegetables for health and the good of the country. The Domestic Blitz DVD now contains a new section, Blitz and Pieces, a compilation of primary source material running as a documentary of the Blitz in Coventry which can inspire you to make your own film with children no matter where your school is. To order your copy of the Domestic Blitz DVD please email ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk


Scamp Theatre and Palace Theatre Watford

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

Lionboy

from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

from the book by Zizou Corder directed by Annabel Arden

Age: 3+ Thu 16 May 4pm Fri 17 May 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 18 May 11am & 2pm Theatre Nurseries/schools £6.50 (every 16th ticket FREE) 50mins

Schools/colleges £6.75 2hrs (inc. interval) tbc

www.complicite.org

Tue 18 – Thu 20 Jun 7pm Schools matinee Wed & Thu 1.30pm Theatre

“Complicite produces the most imaginative theatre to be found anywhere” The Independent

www.scamptheatre.com

Lionboy

Is Tiddler telling the truth? Will Monkey find his Mummy? Will George The Giant make lots of friends? Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?

When Charlie’s parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission - with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions. Award-winning theatre company Complicite presents its first show for young people, inspired by Zizou Corder’s bestselling Lionboy trilogy and with a cast including Adetomiwa Edun from the BBC’s Merlin.

Age: 8+

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from their best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

Charlie Ashanti is eleven years old. He’s a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats.

theatre

Learning opportunity

Break the Floorboards Age: 8+ Tue 21 – Fri 24 May 7.30pm Sat 25 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Theatre Schools/Colleges £9 1hr 50mins (inc interval)

Kidnapped FREE to schools with tickets for the show. In conjunction with Lionboy, Complicite’s first production for children, the company is inviting teachers and pupils in Yrs 5, 6 and 7 to take part in Kidnapped, an interactive classroom adventure.

Warwick Arts Centre is delighted to support and be a venue for Literally… Coventry Book Festival.

All Zain wants to do is dance, but his family, the local fascists and his two left feet are getting in the way. From the award-winning theatre company that brought you the 2011 smash hit musical Britain’s Got Bhangra, Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre present Break the Floorboards - a new dance drama. Fusing the captivating dance styles of Bollywood and Street, this is the tale of one young boy’s attempts to escape the grim reality of his recession-hit hometown and turn his life into the glittering world of his Bollywood fantasies.

The adventure starts with a letter from the Lionboy himself. His parents have been kidnapped, he’s setting off to rescue them and needs help. Over five weeks, prompted by regular letters from Charlie (newly written by Zizou Corder), your class will sleuth, detect, write stories, draw pictures and come up with outlandish ideas to get Charlie and his parents safely home.

Learning opportunities Meet the Company Wed 22 May FREE Stay in the Theatre after the show, and ask questions of the Break the Floorboards company. www.rifcoarts.com

China Plate presents Caroline Horton and Company

For full details of this interactive, creative project please go to www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/ education/teachers-resources/.

Mess

To take part in Kidnapped please contact the Education Team on 024 7657 4786/7615 1793 or ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Age: 13+ Tue 7 - Thu 9 May 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8

Meet the company

70mins

Wed 19 Jun after the 7pm performance

Josephine is putting on a play Boris and Sistahl help. It’s about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room. Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy creator Caroline Horton.

FREE Stay after the show and talk to the Complicite company about their first ever work for children.

2012 Stage Award Winner for Best Ensemble.

Break the Floorboards

A Complicite co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre

Mess

theatre for younger audiences

Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre Present

“Comes perilously close to genius and announces Horton as a major major talent.”

The Festival runs from the 10th to the 15th June and will feature inspirational authors, magical storytelling, creative workshops, drama, films, reading picnics, quizzes and workshops. But for the whole of the summer term, for schools keen on inspiring children and young people to watch, listen to and read great stories, Warwick Arts Centre will be screening films and presenting theatre and dance based on much loved books and stories. We want children to enjoy coming to the theatre and cinema and be inspired to curl up with a good book too!

HHHH Time Out

Every event in this diary with links to Literally carries the Festival logo. Full details of our events and the whole Literally programme will soon be on our website www. warwickartscentre.co.uk and the Literally blog http:// literallycoventry.wordpress.com

Learning opportunities Meet the Company Wed 8 May FREE Stay behind after the show and meet the company behind Mess.

www.carolinehorton.net

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

BigMouth

A one-off series of solo performances Schools/colleges ticket deal – special ticket deal available for schools and colleges that bring students to more than one show, contact Brian Bishop, Education Director on b.c.bishop@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7652 4252 for more information

Major Tom by Victoria Melody

Age: 14+ Mon 29 & Tue 30 Apr 7.45pm

(L)one Women

Studio

Snuff Box Theatre

Victoria Melody unwittingly discovered that her dog, Major Tom, has prize-winning potential at a charity dog show. She seized the opportunity to access the sub-culture of this extraordinarily exclusive members only club.

Age: 14+ Tue 23 & Wed 24 Apr 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8

WINNER – Old Vic, New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012, Soho Young Writers Award 2012.

1hr

Meet the actor

“We made battle plans like it was Waterloo. I’ve got lights in my eyes and sweat on my face. Two blocks/ two straights/two body shots. A beautiful thing…”

Tue 23 Apr

London 2012. Women will step into the boxing ring to compete at the Olympics for the first time in history. As one young prospect trains for Bitch Boxer

the fight of her life, she is left winded by two life-changing events. In a man’s world, can a fighter let her guard down for love and prove she is worth the title?

www.snuffboxtheatre.co.uk

Meet the actor

BigMouth

Mon 29 Apr

by Valentijn Dhaenens

FREE

Age: 14+ Tue 21 & Wed 22 May 7.45pm

Stay after the show to meet Victoria Melody and quiz her about the journey that she and Major Tom undertook to bring the show to the stage.

Studio Schools/Colleges £8 70mins

www.victoriamelody.co.uk

FREE Stay after the show to find out more about how the show was made and what it takes to perform in a one person show.

SKaGeN with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in co-production with De Tijd & STUK present

Major Tom

by Charlotte Josephine

1hr

AMUSEMENTS

Bitch Boxer

Schools/Colleges £8

(L)one Men

But Major Tom’s first show was a disaster. Feeling an overpowering sense of guilt about her dog being criticised, Victoria decided to put herself through the same process by becoming a beauty queen. Major Tom follows their story, and the British fascination with celebrities, beauty and winning.

The Price of Everything

Sleepwalk Collective

AMUSEMENTS Age: 16+ (sexual content) Fri 26 & Sat 27 Apr 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8 1hr

“You are an audience. You are a machine for watching. Remember everything.” Like some backroom carnival ride/lo-fi sci-fi pleasure machine, AMUSEMENTS is an intensely sensorial and breathlessly seductive

“…a highly accomplished, virtuoso performance, stunning in its execution…technically accomplished, beautifully structured and deeply intelligent.” Total Theatre

one woman headphone theatre spectacular that asks what exactly we might want from our entertainment, and what it might want from us. AMUSEMENTS combines a starkly minimal staging with a sophisticated and elaborate audio set-up to offer a unique experience that is both richly immersive and startlingly direct.

NOMINATED – Total Theatre Award 2012, The Arches Brick Award 2012. www.sleepwalkcollective.com

Bootworks Theatre present

Valentijn Dhaenens has received universal critical acclaim and been described as a one-man powerhouse for his thrilling and virtuoso performance in BigMouth. Using fragments of well-known and lesser known speeches, he shows that in 2500 years, the tricks of the trade have hardly changed and that whilst the absolute truth doesn’t exist, it is just a pretty lie for those who aspire to world power or just the hand of their beloved.

Meet the actor Tue 21 May Stay behind after the show and meet Valentijn Dhaenens to discover how BigMouth was created and what it means to perform it alone.

occasionally shambolic and often misguided - but always a joy to watch.

Thu 6 & Fri 7 Jun 7.45pm

And you get a free glass of milk.

Studio

www.bootworkstheatre.co.uk

With a little bit of your help, Andy will finish off what’s been 20 years in the making. You’ll use some of the same techniques he and his brother started with and bring to life the fantasy that he wished they were able to achieve in 1991.

Studio Schools/Colleges £8 70mins At five years old Andy and his brother snuck down stairs, after their parents had gone to bed, and taped the film Predator off the TV. Predator: Finishing off what I started when I was five

Rising performed by Aakash Odedra

Age: all ages Fri 14 & Sat 15 Jun 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8

Of Man by Akram Khan. He also performs Mohe Apne Hi Rang Mein, a new contemporary Sufi Kathak piece choreographed by himself. Commissioned by DanceXchange, Sampad, Eastman, The Hat Factory, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance, South East Dance, New Art Exchange, The Place, Curve Theatre and funded by Arts Council England and Akademi.

65 mins (inc interval)

Schools/Colleges £8 1hr

These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, a performance lecture about value. Daniel Bye’s whistlestop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments is

Age: 15+ (strong language) Tue 11 & Wed 12 Jun 7.45pm

www.skagen.be

Age: 14+

How much is beauty worth? What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay? Can I have a glass of milk?

supported by: The ShowRoom, University of Chichester & The Basement, Brighton

So here’s Andy’s chance!

FREE

Comic, provocative, and possibly a tiny bit sad, this show is a must if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value.

written and performed by Daniel Bye

Predator: Finishing off what I started when I was five

So please, sit down and join Andy at his table, as you play with remote control cars, action men, puppets and your own imaginations to complete your own version of the film Predator and finally finish off what Andy started when he was five.

They would watch the film religiously thereafter and began creating their own version. What started out as a scene-for-scene re-creation soon turned into their own re-imagining, unfortunately they never managed to finish what they had started.

Meet the actor Thu 6 Jun FREE After the show, stay and meet Daniel Bye to find out how the show was devised and what it’s like to perform. www.danielbye.co.uk The Price of Everything

Rising is a solo show performed by Aakash Odedra exploring different processes and aesthetics and his background in Kathak and Bharatanatyam to create a new flavour of contemporary dance. Aakash performs three solos from internationally recognised choreographers - Cut by Russell Maliphant, Constellation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and In The Shadow

Meet the dancer Fri 14 Jun FREE After the show, Aakash Odedra will talk about his work and the fusing of ancient and contemporary dance styles.

www.aakashodedra.com

Rising


Scamp Theatre and Palace Theatre Watford

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

Lionboy

from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

from the book by Zizou Corder directed by Annabel Arden

Age: 3+ Thu 16 May 4pm Fri 17 May 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 18 May 11am & 2pm Theatre Nurseries/schools £6.50 (every 16th ticket FREE) 50mins

Schools/colleges £6.75 2hrs (inc. interval) tbc

www.complicite.org

Tue 18 – Thu 20 Jun 7pm Schools matinee Wed & Thu 1.30pm Theatre

“Complicite produces the most imaginative theatre to be found anywhere” The Independent

www.scamptheatre.com

Lionboy

Is Tiddler telling the truth? Will Monkey find his Mummy? Will George The Giant make lots of friends? Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?

When Charlie’s parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission - with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions. Award-winning theatre company Complicite presents its first show for young people, inspired by Zizou Corder’s bestselling Lionboy trilogy and with a cast including Adetomiwa Edun from the BBC’s Merlin.

Age: 8+

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from their best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

Charlie Ashanti is eleven years old. He’s a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats.

theatre

Learning opportunity

Break the Floorboards Age: 8+ Tue 21 – Fri 24 May 7.30pm Sat 25 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Theatre Schools/Colleges £9 1hr 50mins (inc interval)

Kidnapped FREE to schools with tickets for the show. In conjunction with Lionboy, Complicite’s first production for children, the company is inviting teachers and pupils in Yrs 5, 6 and 7 to take part in Kidnapped, an interactive classroom adventure.

Warwick Arts Centre is delighted to support and be a venue for Literally… Coventry Book Festival.

All Zain wants to do is dance, but his family, the local fascists and his two left feet are getting in the way. From the award-winning theatre company that brought you the 2011 smash hit musical Britain’s Got Bhangra, Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre present Break the Floorboards - a new dance drama. Fusing the captivating dance styles of Bollywood and Street, this is the tale of one young boy’s attempts to escape the grim reality of his recession-hit hometown and turn his life into the glittering world of his Bollywood fantasies.

The adventure starts with a letter from the Lionboy himself. His parents have been kidnapped, he’s setting off to rescue them and needs help. Over five weeks, prompted by regular letters from Charlie (newly written by Zizou Corder), your class will sleuth, detect, write stories, draw pictures and come up with outlandish ideas to get Charlie and his parents safely home.

Learning opportunities Meet the Company Wed 22 May FREE Stay in the Theatre after the show, and ask questions of the Break the Floorboards company. www.rifcoarts.com

China Plate presents Caroline Horton and Company

For full details of this interactive, creative project please go to www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/ education/teachers-resources/.

Mess

To take part in Kidnapped please contact the Education Team on 024 7657 4786/7615 1793 or ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Age: 13+ Tue 7 - Thu 9 May 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8

Meet the company

70mins

Wed 19 Jun after the 7pm performance

Josephine is putting on a play Boris and Sistahl help. It’s about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room. Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy creator Caroline Horton.

FREE Stay after the show and talk to the Complicite company about their first ever work for children.

2012 Stage Award Winner for Best Ensemble.

Break the Floorboards

A Complicite co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre

Mess

theatre for younger audiences

Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre Present

“Comes perilously close to genius and announces Horton as a major major talent.”

The Festival runs from the 10th to the 15th June and will feature inspirational authors, magical storytelling, creative workshops, drama, films, reading picnics, quizzes and workshops. But for the whole of the summer term, for schools keen on inspiring children and young people to watch, listen to and read great stories, Warwick Arts Centre will be screening films and presenting theatre and dance based on much loved books and stories. We want children to enjoy coming to the theatre and cinema and be inspired to curl up with a good book too!

HHHH Time Out

Every event in this diary with links to Literally carries the Festival logo. Full details of our events and the whole Literally programme will soon be on our website www. warwickartscentre.co.uk and the Literally blog http:// literallycoventry.wordpress.com

Learning opportunities Meet the Company Wed 8 May FREE Stay behind after the show and meet the company behind Mess.

www.carolinehorton.net

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

BigMouth

A one-off series of solo performances Schools/colleges ticket deal – special ticket deal available for schools and colleges that bring students to more than one show, contact Brian Bishop, Education Director on b.c.bishop@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7652 4252 for more information

Major Tom by Victoria Melody

Age: 14+ Mon 29 & Tue 30 Apr 7.45pm

(L)one Women

Studio

Snuff Box Theatre

Victoria Melody unwittingly discovered that her dog, Major Tom, has prize-winning potential at a charity dog show. She seized the opportunity to access the sub-culture of this extraordinarily exclusive members only club.

Age: 14+ Tue 23 & Wed 24 Apr 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8

WINNER – Old Vic, New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012, Soho Young Writers Award 2012.

1hr

Meet the actor

“We made battle plans like it was Waterloo. I’ve got lights in my eyes and sweat on my face. Two blocks/ two straights/two body shots. A beautiful thing…”

Tue 23 Apr

London 2012. Women will step into the boxing ring to compete at the Olympics for the first time in history. As one young prospect trains for Bitch Boxer

the fight of her life, she is left winded by two life-changing events. In a man’s world, can a fighter let her guard down for love and prove she is worth the title?

www.snuffboxtheatre.co.uk

Meet the actor

BigMouth

Mon 29 Apr

by Valentijn Dhaenens

FREE

Age: 14+ Tue 21 & Wed 22 May 7.45pm

Stay after the show to meet Victoria Melody and quiz her about the journey that she and Major Tom undertook to bring the show to the stage.

Studio Schools/Colleges £8 70mins

www.victoriamelody.co.uk

FREE Stay after the show to find out more about how the show was made and what it takes to perform in a one person show.

SKaGeN with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in co-production with De Tijd & STUK present

Major Tom

by Charlotte Josephine

1hr

AMUSEMENTS

Bitch Boxer

Schools/Colleges £8

(L)one Men

But Major Tom’s first show was a disaster. Feeling an overpowering sense of guilt about her dog being criticised, Victoria decided to put herself through the same process by becoming a beauty queen. Major Tom follows their story, and the British fascination with celebrities, beauty and winning.

The Price of Everything

Sleepwalk Collective

AMUSEMENTS Age: 16+ (sexual content) Fri 26 & Sat 27 Apr 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8 1hr

“You are an audience. You are a machine for watching. Remember everything.” Like some backroom carnival ride/lo-fi sci-fi pleasure machine, AMUSEMENTS is an intensely sensorial and breathlessly seductive

“…a highly accomplished, virtuoso performance, stunning in its execution…technically accomplished, beautifully structured and deeply intelligent.” Total Theatre

one woman headphone theatre spectacular that asks what exactly we might want from our entertainment, and what it might want from us. AMUSEMENTS combines a starkly minimal staging with a sophisticated and elaborate audio set-up to offer a unique experience that is both richly immersive and startlingly direct.

NOMINATED – Total Theatre Award 2012, The Arches Brick Award 2012. www.sleepwalkcollective.com

Bootworks Theatre present

Valentijn Dhaenens has received universal critical acclaim and been described as a one-man powerhouse for his thrilling and virtuoso performance in BigMouth. Using fragments of well-known and lesser known speeches, he shows that in 2500 years, the tricks of the trade have hardly changed and that whilst the absolute truth doesn’t exist, it is just a pretty lie for those who aspire to world power or just the hand of their beloved.

Meet the actor Tue 21 May Stay behind after the show and meet Valentijn Dhaenens to discover how BigMouth was created and what it means to perform it alone.

occasionally shambolic and often misguided - but always a joy to watch.

Thu 6 & Fri 7 Jun 7.45pm

And you get a free glass of milk.

Studio

www.bootworkstheatre.co.uk

With a little bit of your help, Andy will finish off what’s been 20 years in the making. You’ll use some of the same techniques he and his brother started with and bring to life the fantasy that he wished they were able to achieve in 1991.

Studio Schools/Colleges £8 70mins At five years old Andy and his brother snuck down stairs, after their parents had gone to bed, and taped the film Predator off the TV. Predator: Finishing off what I started when I was five

Rising performed by Aakash Odedra

Age: all ages Fri 14 & Sat 15 Jun 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8

Of Man by Akram Khan. He also performs Mohe Apne Hi Rang Mein, a new contemporary Sufi Kathak piece choreographed by himself. Commissioned by DanceXchange, Sampad, Eastman, The Hat Factory, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance, South East Dance, New Art Exchange, The Place, Curve Theatre and funded by Arts Council England and Akademi.

65 mins (inc interval)

Schools/Colleges £8 1hr

These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, a performance lecture about value. Daniel Bye’s whistlestop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments is

Age: 15+ (strong language) Tue 11 & Wed 12 Jun 7.45pm

www.skagen.be

Age: 14+

How much is beauty worth? What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay? Can I have a glass of milk?

supported by: The ShowRoom, University of Chichester & The Basement, Brighton

So here’s Andy’s chance!

FREE

Comic, provocative, and possibly a tiny bit sad, this show is a must if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value.

written and performed by Daniel Bye

Predator: Finishing off what I started when I was five

So please, sit down and join Andy at his table, as you play with remote control cars, action men, puppets and your own imaginations to complete your own version of the film Predator and finally finish off what Andy started when he was five.

They would watch the film religiously thereafter and began creating their own version. What started out as a scene-for-scene re-creation soon turned into their own re-imagining, unfortunately they never managed to finish what they had started.

Meet the actor Thu 6 Jun FREE After the show, stay and meet Daniel Bye to find out how the show was devised and what it’s like to perform. www.danielbye.co.uk The Price of Everything

Rising is a solo show performed by Aakash Odedra exploring different processes and aesthetics and his background in Kathak and Bharatanatyam to create a new flavour of contemporary dance. Aakash performs three solos from internationally recognised choreographers - Cut by Russell Maliphant, Constellation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and In The Shadow

Meet the dancer Fri 14 Jun FREE After the show, Aakash Odedra will talk about his work and the fusing of ancient and contemporary dance styles.

www.aakashodedra.com

Rising


Scamp Theatre and Palace Theatre Watford

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

Lionboy

from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

from the book by Zizou Corder directed by Annabel Arden

Age: 3+ Thu 16 May 4pm Fri 17 May 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 18 May 11am & 2pm Theatre Nurseries/schools £6.50 (every 16th ticket FREE) 50mins

Schools/colleges £6.75 2hrs (inc. interval) tbc

www.complicite.org

Tue 18 – Thu 20 Jun 7pm Schools matinee Wed & Thu 1.30pm Theatre

“Complicite produces the most imaginative theatre to be found anywhere” The Independent

www.scamptheatre.com

Lionboy

Is Tiddler telling the truth? Will Monkey find his Mummy? Will George The Giant make lots of friends? Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?

When Charlie’s parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission - with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions. Award-winning theatre company Complicite presents its first show for young people, inspired by Zizou Corder’s bestselling Lionboy trilogy and with a cast including Adetomiwa Edun from the BBC’s Merlin.

Age: 8+

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from their best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

Charlie Ashanti is eleven years old. He’s a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats.

theatre

Learning opportunity

Tue 21 – Fri 24 May 7.30pm Sat 25 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Theatre Schools/Colleges £9 1hr 50mins (inc interval)

FREE to schools with tickets for the show. In conjunction with Lionboy, Complicite’s first production for children, the company is inviting teachers and pupils in Yrs 5, 6 and 7 to take part in Kidnapped, an interactive classroom adventure. The adventure starts with a letter from the Lionboy himself. His parents have been kidnapped, he’s setting off to rescue them and needs help. Over five weeks, prompted by regular letters from Charlie (newly written by Zizou Corder), your class will sleuth, detect, write stories, draw pictures and come up with outlandish ideas to get Charlie and his parents safely home.

Learning opportunities Meet the Company Wed 22 May FREE

www.rifcoarts.com

Mess Age: 13+ Tue 7 - Thu 9 May 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8 70mins

Wed 19 Jun after the 7pm performance

Josephine is putting on a play Boris and Sistahl help. It’s about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room. Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy creator Caroline Horton.

FREE Stay after the show and talk to the Complicite company about their first ever work for children.

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

Schools/colleges ticket deal – special ticket deal available for schools and colleges that bring students to more than one show, contact Brian Bishop, Education Director on b.c.bishop@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7652 4252 for more information

Age: 14+ Mon 29 & Tue 30 Apr 7.45pm

(L)one Women

Studio

Snuff Box Theatre

Victoria Melody unwittingly discovered that her dog, Major Tom, has prize-winning potential at a charity dog show. She seized the opportunity to access the sub-culture of this extraordinarily exclusive members only club.

Age: 14+ Tue 23 & Wed 24 Apr 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8

WINNER – Old Vic, New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012, Soho Young Writers Award 2012.

1hr

Meet the actor

“We made battle plans like it was Waterloo. I’ve got lights in my eyes and sweat on my face. Two blocks/ two straights/two body shots. A beautiful thing…”

Tue 23 Apr

London 2012. Women will step into the boxing ring to compete at the Olympics for the first time in history. As one young prospect trains for Bitch Boxer

the fight of her life, she is left winded by two life-changing events. In a man’s world, can a fighter let her guard down for love and prove she is worth the title?

www.snuffboxtheatre.co.uk

Meet the actor Mon 29 Apr FREE Stay after the show to meet Victoria Melody and quiz her about the journey that she and Major Tom undertook to bring the show to the stage. www.victoriamelody.co.uk

FREE Stay after the show to find out more about how the show was made and what it takes to perform in a one person show.

But Major Tom’s first show was a disaster. Feeling an overpowering sense of guilt about her dog being criticised, Victoria decided to put herself through the same process by becoming a beauty queen. Major Tom follows their story, and the British fascination with celebrities, beauty and winning.

Major Tom

by Charlotte Josephine

1hr

AMUSEMENTS

Bitch Boxer

Schools/Colleges £8

Sleepwalk Collective

AMUSEMENTS Age: 16+ (sexual content) Fri 26 & Sat 27 Apr 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8 1hr

“You are an audience. You are a machine for watching. Remember everything.” Like some backroom carnival ride/lo-fi sci-fi pleasure machine, AMUSEMENTS is an intensely sensorial and breathlessly seductive

one woman headphone theatre spectacular that asks what exactly we might want from our entertainment, and what it might want from us. AMUSEMENTS combines a starkly minimal staging with a sophisticated and elaborate audio set-up to offer a unique experience that is both richly immersive and startlingly direct.

NOMINATED – Total Theatre Award 2012, The Arches Brick Award 2012. www.sleepwalkcollective.com

Stay in the Theatre after the show, and ask questions of the Break the Floorboards company.

China Plate presents Caroline Horton and Company

Meet the company

by Victoria Melody

Warwick Arts Centre is delighted to support and be a venue for Literally… Coventry Book Festival.

All Zain wants to do is dance, but his family, the local fascists and his two left feet are getting in the way. From the award-winning theatre company that brought you the 2011 smash hit musical Britain’s Got Bhangra, Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre present Break the Floorboards - a new dance drama. Fusing the captivating dance styles of Bollywood and Street, this is the tale of one young boy’s attempts to escape the grim reality of his recession-hit hometown and turn his life into the glittering world of his Bollywood fantasies.

To take part in Kidnapped please contact the Education Team on 024 7657 4786/7615 1793 or ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Major Tom

Age: 8+

Kidnapped

For full details of this interactive, creative project please go to www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/ education/teachers-resources/.

A one-off series of solo performances

Break the Floorboards

2012 Stage Award Winner for Best Ensemble.

“Comes perilously close to genius and announces Horton as a major major talent.” HHHH Time Out

Learning opportunities Meet the Company Wed 8 May FREE Stay behind after the show and meet the company behind Mess.

www.carolinehorton.net

Break the Floorboards

A Complicite co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre

Mess

theatre for younger audiences

Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre Present

The Festival runs from the 10th to the 15th June and will feature inspirational authors, magical storytelling, creative workshops, drama, films, reading picnics, quizzes and workshops. But for the whole of the summer term, for schools keen on inspiring children and young people to watch, listen to and read great stories, Warwick Arts Centre will be screening films and presenting theatre and dance based on much loved books and stories. We want children to enjoy coming to the theatre and cinema and be inspired to curl up with a good book too! Every event in this diary with links to Literally carries the Festival logo. Full details of our events and the whole Literally programme will soon be on our website www. warwickartscentre.co.uk and the Literally blog http:// literallycoventry.wordpress.com


Scamp Theatre and Palace Theatre Watford

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

Lionboy

from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

from the book by Zizou Corder directed by Annabel Arden

Age: 3+ Thu 16 May 4pm Fri 17 May 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 18 May 11am & 2pm Theatre Nurseries/schools £6.50 (every 16th ticket FREE) 50mins

Schools/colleges £6.75 2hrs (inc. interval) tbc

www.complicite.org

Tue 18 – Thu 20 Jun 7pm Schools matinee Wed & Thu 1.30pm Theatre

“Complicite produces the most imaginative theatre to be found anywhere” The Independent

www.scamptheatre.com

Lionboy

Is Tiddler telling the truth? Will Monkey find his Mummy? Will George The Giant make lots of friends? Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?

When Charlie’s parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission - with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions. Award-winning theatre company Complicite presents its first show for young people, inspired by Zizou Corder’s bestselling Lionboy trilogy and with a cast including Adetomiwa Edun from the BBC’s Merlin.

Age: 8+

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from their best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

Charlie Ashanti is eleven years old. He’s a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats.

theatre

Learning opportunity

Break the Floorboards Age: 8+ Tue 21 – Fri 24 May 7.30pm Sat 25 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Theatre Schools/Colleges £9 1hr 50mins (inc interval)

Kidnapped FREE to schools with tickets for the show. In conjunction with Lionboy, Complicite’s first production for children, the company is inviting teachers and pupils in Yrs 5, 6 and 7 to take part in Kidnapped, an interactive classroom adventure. The adventure starts with a letter from the Lionboy himself. His parents have been kidnapped, he’s setting off to rescue them and needs help. Over five weeks, prompted by regular letters from Charlie (newly written by Zizou Corder), your class will sleuth, detect, write stories, draw pictures and come up with outlandish ideas to get Charlie and his parents safely home.

Warwick Arts Centre is delighted to support and be a venue for Literally… Coventry Book Festival.

All Zain wants to do is dance, but his family, the local fascists and his two left feet are getting in the way. From the award-winning theatre company that brought you the 2011 smash hit musical Britain’s Got Bhangra, Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre present Break the Floorboards - a new dance drama. Fusing the captivating dance styles of Bollywood and Street, this is the tale of one young boy’s attempts to escape the grim reality of his recession-hit hometown and turn his life into the glittering world of his Bollywood fantasies.

Learning opportunities Meet the Company Wed 22 May FREE Stay in the Theatre after the show, and ask questions of the Break the Floorboards company. www.rifcoarts.com

China Plate presents Caroline Horton and Company

For full details of this interactive, creative project please go to www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/ education/teachers-resources/.

Mess

To take part in Kidnapped please contact the Education Team on 024 7657 4786/7615 1793 or ed.artscentre@warwick.ac.uk

Age: 13+ Tue 7 - Thu 9 May 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8

Meet the company

70mins

Wed 19 Jun after the 7pm performance

Josephine is putting on a play Boris and Sistahl help. It’s about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room. Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy creator Caroline Horton.

FREE Stay after the show and talk to the Complicite company about their first ever work for children.

2012 Stage Award Winner for Best Ensemble.

Break the Floorboards

A Complicite co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre

Mess

theatre for younger audiences

Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre Present

“Comes perilously close to genius and announces Horton as a major major talent.”

The Festival runs from the 10th to the 15th June and will feature inspirational authors, magical storytelling, creative workshops, drama, films, reading picnics, quizzes and workshops. But for the whole of the summer term, for schools keen on inspiring children and young people to watch, listen to and read great stories, Warwick Arts Centre will be screening films and presenting theatre and dance based on much loved books and stories. We want children to enjoy coming to the theatre and cinema and be inspired to curl up with a good book too!

HHHH Time Out

Every event in this diary with links to Literally carries the Festival logo. Full details of our events and the whole Literally programme will soon be on our website www. warwickartscentre.co.uk and the Literally blog http:// literallycoventry.wordpress.com

Learning opportunities Meet the Company Wed 8 May FREE Stay behind after the show and meet the company behind Mess.

www.carolinehorton.net

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

BigMouth

(L)one Men SKaGeN with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in co-production with De Tijd & STUK present

BigMouth by Valentijn Dhaenens

Age: 14+ Tue 21 & Wed 22 May 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8 70mins

“…a highly accomplished, virtuoso performance, stunning in its execution…technically accomplished, beautifully structured and deeply intelligent.” Total Theatre

Bitch Boxer

The Price of Everything

Bootworks Theatre present

Valentijn Dhaenens has received universal critical acclaim and been described as a one-man powerhouse for his thrilling and virtuoso performance in BigMouth. Using fragments of well-known and lesser known speeches, he shows that in 2500 years, the tricks of the trade have hardly changed and that whilst the absolute truth doesn’t exist, it is just a pretty lie for those who aspire to world power or just the hand of their beloved.

Meet the actor Tue 21 May Stay behind after the show and meet Valentijn Dhaenens to discover how BigMouth was created and what it means to perform it alone.

occasionally shambolic and often misguided - but always a joy to watch.

Thu 6 & Fri 7 Jun 7.45pm

And you get a free glass of milk.

Studio

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With a little bit of your help, Andy will finish off what’s been 20 years in the making. You’ll use some of the same techniques he and his brother started with and bring to life the fantasy that he wished they were able to achieve in 1991.

Studio Schools/Colleges £8 70mins At five years old Andy and his brother snuck down stairs, after their parents had gone to bed, and taped the film Predator off the TV. Predator: Finishing off what I started when I was five

Rising performed by Aakash Odedra

Age: all ages Fri 14 & Sat 15 Jun 7.45pm Studio Schools/Colleges £8

Of Man by Akram Khan. He also performs Mohe Apne Hi Rang Mein, a new contemporary Sufi Kathak piece choreographed by himself. Commissioned by DanceXchange, Sampad, Eastman, The Hat Factory, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance, South East Dance, New Art Exchange, The Place, Curve Theatre and funded by Arts Council England and Akademi.

65 mins (inc interval)

Schools/Colleges £8 1hr

These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, a performance lecture about value. Daniel Bye’s whistlestop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments is

Age: 15+ (strong language) Tue 11 & Wed 12 Jun 7.45pm

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Age: 14+

How much is beauty worth? What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay? Can I have a glass of milk?

supported by: The ShowRoom, University of Chichester & The Basement, Brighton

So here’s Andy’s chance!

FREE

Comic, provocative, and possibly a tiny bit sad, this show is a must if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value.

written and performed by Daniel Bye

Predator: Finishing off what I started when I was five

So please, sit down and join Andy at his table, as you play with remote control cars, action men, puppets and your own imaginations to complete your own version of the film Predator and finally finish off what Andy started when he was five.

They would watch the film religiously thereafter and began creating their own version. What started out as a scene-for-scene re-creation soon turned into their own re-imagining, unfortunately they never managed to finish what they had started.

Meet the actor Thu 6 Jun FREE After the show, stay and meet Daniel Bye to find out how the show was devised and what it’s like to perform. www.danielbye.co.uk The Price of Everything

Rising is a solo show performed by Aakash Odedra exploring different processes and aesthetics and his background in Kathak and Bharatanatyam to create a new flavour of contemporary dance. Aakash performs three solos from internationally recognised choreographers - Cut by Russell Maliphant, Constellation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and In The Shadow

Meet the dancer Fri 14 Jun FREE After the show, Aakash Odedra will talk about his work and the fusing of ancient and contemporary dance styles.

www.aakashodedra.com

Rising

Warwick Arts Centre Education Summer 2013  

Warwick Arts Centre Education Summer 2013

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