Set in Paris, the story of Pinot! The Musical follows the adventures of Pinot, a young Russian cyclist with a dream – to win the Tour de France! Follow him and his Cossack dancing friends on their thrilling journey! On his way, Pinot meets colourful characters, including a beggar and a bag lady and a clumsy policeman who keeps chasing him. He wins over two rival gangs, procures a racing bike, endures a spell in jail and undergoes gruelling training – learning French along the way! The show’s catchy songs make learning French easy for children of all ages – and you won’t be able to resist singing along!
The story is told in English and there are four English songs in addition to the French songs. French song topics include: the days of the week, the alphabet, the numbers, or the months of the year. The show is designed for anyone with an interest in French, to brush up their skills or learn a few basics from scratch – while having a great time singing along!
The one hour show is written and produced by Marie Atallah, whose inspiration for Pinot! The Musical came from the belief that learning languages enriches lives and should be fun.
For more information go to: http://www.singinfrench.com/pinot-the-musical
Creative arts subjects are being cut back in many secondary schools in England, a BBC survey suggests. More than 1,200 schools responded - over 40% of secondary schools. 9 in every 10 said they had cut back on lesson time, staff or facilities in at least one creative arts subject.
However, schools told the BBC that the increased emphasis on core academic subjects, together with funding pressures, were the most common reasons for cutting back on resources for creative subjects.
Go to the full story at bbc news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42862996
Applications now open!
Audition for The Place Partnership Programme, Sussex 2018
Deadline for applications: Friday 5 January 2018
If you are a dancer aged 12-15 years looking for high quality contemporary dance training this fantastic opportunity is for you. Previous formal training is not essential. Dedication, enthusiasm and a flare for dance is vital - Apply now!
The Partnership Programme in Sussex is supported by Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) at The Place and offers unique intensive training over a period of 3-4 months and sees successful candidates taking part in a course of contemporary dance technique classes led by a professional artist, attend an Open Day at The Place, take part in local performance opportunities and be signposted to audition for CAT.
We welcome applications from all young people and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds male and female, ages 12-15 years.
If you have any access requirements please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss.
HOW TO APPLY
To submit your application, please read through all documents within the application pack available to download from the South East Dance website and submit the completed application form below by 12 noon, Friday 5 January 2018.
If your application to audition is successful, you will be invited to attend an audition in Brighton.
Where: Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Brighton, BN1
When: Sunday 21 January 2018
Successful applicants will be informed of their specific audition time by no later than Friday 12 January 2018.
For more information about The Place Partnership Programme, Sussex please contact Sarah Kearney on 01273 696844 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Managed by South East Dance, the programme is supported by The Place CAT through the Department for Education, Music and Dance Scheme
Deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018
The EMI Music Sound Foundation provides two types of awards: Firstly, the Instrument and/or Equipment awards which allows schools, music teachers and individuals in full time education to apply directly to the Foundation for assistance with the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment. Secondly, the Bursary awards which allow students at the colleges/organisations detailed below to apply for assistance with fees and/or living expenses (these are handled directly by the college/organisation). The Foundation has helped over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment
The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £2,000 towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment for individuals who are in full time education and Schools who require the equipment to fund music education. We also fund courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools.
The Foundation has created vital bursaries at eight music colleges and conservatoires to assist music students in need of financial support. The organisations represent a high standard of traditional, classic and modern music study across the UK.
For full details on how to apply for either award, please visit here.
DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they aren't used. Eligible groups include:
Schools in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £2,000 through the EMI Music Sound Foundation's Instrument and/or Equipment Awards. To date the Foundations has made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment.
The funding must be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The Foundation cannot fund retrospectively and schools are not eligible for financial assistance under this scheme if they have already purchased their instruments or if they do so before their application has been approved.
The closing date for applications is the 31st January 2018. Read more at: http://www.emimusicsoundfoundation.com/index.php/site/awards/
Hastings Storytelling Festival is here again!
We have a couple of spaces left for our very exciting very free school workshop making carnival costumes with our artist in residence from HSF...Sarah Evans.
Workshops are available from Monday 30th October until Thursday 9th November. They take about 1.5-2 hours.
This year we are celebrating India and it's 70 year anniversary of independence. We will be making headdresses and hand held pompoms shakers for the children to wear and shake at this year's children's parade on Sunday 12th November. It's going to be a glorious celebration with several amazing carnival bands to accompany the parade. We will also have visiting carnival companies joining us with their sparkly Indian themed creations.
We would love to timetable you in for a free workshop. Please let me know asap if you would like to be part of this year's carnival.
Global Storytelling CPD with Lis'n'Tell & 18 Hours
For teachers, storytellers and adults who love to learn about stories. Delivered by 18 Hours, Development Education Centre for East Sussex, in partnership with Louise Coigley, Storyteller and Speech and Language Therapist.
Explore how storytelling techniques support literacy and help challenge social stereotypes. A traditional story from The Ramayana is used to explore modern day environmental heroes and heroines from India to inspire children to protect themselves and the planet.
KS2/3 but adaptable for all ages
Tickets:free (to book a place email email@example.com)
For more information:
We'd love your school to join us.
Celebrate the universal language of drawing and get your mark making moving.
12 noon – 4pm
Led by Jane Fox and Tessa Martina with Make Your Mark.
Create fabulous drawings inspired by the sculpture and postcards in the exhibition The Way Things Are. How will you make your mark? What can you use to make a mark? What will happen once you begin? Are you curious about where drawing can take you?
Facilitated by a professional artist and a peer arts worker with lived experience of mental health challenges, these drop in activities are open to everyone (all ages, skills and experience), and will encourage you to consider the possibilities of drawing.
Stop by for ten minutes or stay for the whole day and experience the energy that is created when people get together to make their mark.
A free, drop in drawing event as part of a Year of Drawing, delivered with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, will increase access to the arts for people facing mental health challenges and their carers through participatory drawing events across Sussex and Hampshire.
For more information on a Year of Drawing, please visit www.makeyourmarknhs.co.uk
The fabulous ThinkNation Team have their short film premier this Friday at 68 Middle Street. The screening will be followed by an audience Q & A participation with Jake Davis (Ex-Anonymous and LulzSec) and Richard Jones (National Cyber Crime Unit). A must for Computing, Business, Ethics and other teachers and practitioners. Please book your ticket and share the event with your networks.
"A Hackers Story" is a 20 min documentary exploring how an informal or "casual" group of people - who has a vision but no contract - assemble and act on it to hack global organisations. What triggers them to carry out a hack or share confidential intel? In other words, why do hackers work, and what role could or should they play in our world? What risks do they pose to our security - are they an asset or a threat? How can young people be better informed on the realities of hacking and the wider implications?
The Gardener & The Elephant
Half a story from India This year's Storytelling Festival - 6th-12th November - focuses on India and its rich cultural traditions. Well-known storyteller Kevin Graal presents the first half of a wonderful folktale from South India - stopping the tale at a cliff-hanging point and then exploring possible endings in story-making and story-writing workshops.
Suitable for primary school children in Years 2, 3 & 4.
For more information please contact Kevin Graal: 07970 748 628
Award-winning producers Beautiful Creatures will launch the festival with an outstanding new production of the Winter Giant. A spectacular outdoor event for all the community that brings music, theatre and a 20ft giant into the town.
Told through large-scale puppetry, live and pre-recorded music, combined with professional and community performance, this heart-warming experience will bring everyone in the community together for a unique and truly memorable experience. Be prepared to be amazed and be prepared for a snowy finale! The Winter Giant tells the story of anyone who has ever been lost or looking for shelter. It speaks of our common humanity, of the importance of a community that welcomes everyone, and of the desire amongst all humans to live in a safe, warm place.
The Winter Giant is a processional event that takes place through the town of Battle, starting at the Recreation Ground on North Trade Road by the Guide Hut at 7.30pm travelling down the high street and finishing on the Abbey Green in front of the Abbey.
This is a FREE event for all the family.
After the success of the Rye Creative Centre Youth Theatre open day we are running a series of workshops. With your help and participation we'll build a youth theatre offering bespoke classes, workshops and performances. Run by Hayley-Marie Axe and Jeremy Tustin, RCC Youth Theatre will enable young people between the ages of 6 - 19 to get involved in all areas of theatre, film, TV, directing, design and script work. We look forward to seeing our students develop their skills in a positive and supportive environment, not only working on theatre and performance, but also communication, confidence and creativity working with professional artists and performers.
Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 18th October 2017:
ACT 1: 6 to 8 year olds 4.30-5pm, £3 per session
ACT 2: 9 to 11 year olds 5-6pm, £5 per session
ACT 3: 12 upwards 6-7pm, £5 per session
Half-term 2-day Workshop:
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th October 10am-3pm, £30 for both days.
For young people interested in theatre, we are also offering free tickets for 14-18 year olds to this weekend's performance of 7 Seconds - a play fresh from the Hastings Fringe:
Sunday 8th October 7.30PM: SEVEN SECONDS – A new play by local writer/director
Patrick Kealey, with particular relevance to a teenage/young adult audience.
Followed by a Q & A with the cast and creative team for drama students.
Hayley-Marie Axe plays Marie, this will be her acting debut in Rye.
Sandy, a young teenage girl, is killed in a tragic road accident. Good girl or bad? Saint or
sinner? Her family and friends know the whole story. Or do they?
These updates are provided by the HRAEN steering group and comprise information we feel will be most useful to the HRAEN members.
Arts Council England
De La Warr Pavilion
East Sussex Arts Award
Hastings Borough Council
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
Rother District Council
South East Bridge
The Pier HUB
White Rock Theatre