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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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?
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) was formed in 2014 and aims to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing. During 2015–17, the APPGAHW conducted an Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice.
The Inquiry Report, Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing, presents the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrators, academics, people in local government, ministers, other policy-makers and parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament.
You can down load and read the report here.
Do you have a really good idea for an arts project to help improve the health of young people in local schools? Are you looking for funding?
The Hastings and Rother Reducing Health Inequalities Fund is part of the NHS Hastings and Rother CCG’s Healthy Hastings and Rother programme, which aims to reduce health inequalities in the area. The fund is supported by additional investment from Artswork, the Bridge Organisation for the South East in support of Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge. Projects must have health improvement related outcomes and target the most deprived wards in Hastings and Rother
The Fund is for projects that:
1. Encourage and support people to make healthier lifestyle choices
2. Help people look after their own health better
3. Improve access to local healthcare and/or other support services that will benefit health
4. Address the wider social determinants of health
As well as:
5. Ensure more children and young people have access to and benefit from high quality Cultural Education by achieving Arts Award (A project that chooses this aim must also have addressed a minimum of one of the four health inequality aims listed above).
6. Ensure more settings, where eligible, achieve Artsmark (A project that chooses this aim must also have addressed a minimum of one of the previous four health inequality outcomes NB: Artsmark registration fees cannot be supported by this fund).
Schools , arts companies ,voluntary & community groups who are based in or providing a service/activity for children and young people from the qualifying Hastings and Rother electoral Wards are eligible to apply for this exciting new grants programme . Artists and sole traders are eligible to apply, but only on behalf of (and in partnership with) an eligible constituted organization.
This fund is part of NHS Hastings and Rother CCG’s Healthy Hastings and Rother Programme, which aims to reduce health inequalities in the area by encouraging people to make healthier lifestyle choices and improving access to local healthcare and other support services. The fund targets the most disadvantaged and marginalised communities in Hastings and Rother and consequently is only able to accept applications which benefit the residents of the 14 most deprived wards in Hastings and Rother.
The grant programme is part of work to transform health and social care outcomes for local people through East Sussex Better Together (ESBT). In particular the grants contribute to work to grow strong communities, particularly the personal and community resilience work stream.
The grants programme recognises that it can often be difficult for smaller groups and organisations to put together funding applications, and to bring their projects to life once a grant is received. To help with this dedicated support is available throughout the process - both before and after the award of a grant- from East Sussex voluntary sector infrastructure organisations (CVSs) to any organisations or groups wishing to make an application.
There are two types of grant available – Fast track for awards up to £1,000 to groups with an income of up to £50,000 and Standard of up to £10,000 with no income limit for groups.
Want to know more?
Full details of the range of grants available, qualifying conditions and areas together with an application form and guidance notes can be found at:
For queries about the grant form or process then please email: email@example.com
Learn to teach others how to teach others to make their own 'Reimagine India' costumes under the expert eye of Ray Mohabir of Sunshine International Arts (Notting Hill Carnival). Costumes can be worn at the Hastings Storytelling Festival Children's Day Parade.
Fri 9 June OR Sat 10 June, 10am - 4.30pm
RSVP to book:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children's Bookshow author event in Bexhill for Yrs 2,3 & 4: Bruce Ingman at the De La Warr Pavilion on Wednesday 1 November 2017 at 10:30
I am writing to you with information about an exciting literary event for children organised by the charity The Children's Bookshow which I hope will be of interest to you and your pupils.
The Children’s Bookshow is a national tour of children’s authors and illustrators that takes place in the autumn, giving teachers and school children the opportunity to hear world-class artists talk about their work.
This year we are delighted to welcome acclaimed children's author and illustrator Bruce Ingman to the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. Bruce has written and illustrated a number of highly distinctive and original books, including his most recent book with author Paul Bright The Hole Story (Andersen Press) which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2017. Please see Joanna Carey’s article: ‘Bruce Ingman: The line of beauty’ at https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/jun/20/bruce-ingham for further information about Bruce and his work.
Bruce will be talking to children from Yrs 2, 3 & 4 about his drawing and storytelling, focusing on his book The Pencil, a playful, witty story about the power of imagination, with live drawing on stage. Bruce has worked with us previously on The Children's Bookshow and the children have always thoroughly enjoyed his performances. Further information about our event is included in our flyer below and is available on our website: www.thechildrensbookshow.com.
Tickets are £5 per child and are free for accompanying adults. Each school attending Bruce's event will receive a free copy of two of his books, The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner, to be used as a classroom resource. Four free in-school workshops are available for any school making a booking and as these are allocated on a first come first serve basis, I would encourage an early booking to avoid any disappointment. All children attending this event will receive a free copy of Bruce's The Pencil (rrp £6.99) to take home and keep, courtesy of generous, additional funding obtained from The Unwin Trust this year.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information about the event and for any bookings on 0793 222 0847 or email@example.com.
It's been a while since Hastings' Global Teachers convened, so we're holding a meeting on Wednesday 7 June, 4-5.30pm, St Mary Star of the Sea School
We've got some new resource boxes and a couple of new courses to share with you. Plus we want to make sure your schools are all signed up for any free global learning CPD you're owed from the Global Learning Programme, before it expires this year! And of course, it would be great to catch up with any Global Learning that's happening in your schools.
RSVP to let us know if you can make it and we hope to see you on 7 June.
New members welcome!
Naomi, Mandy and Ruth
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