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Eco Drama Resource Pack ‘Let’s Go…Out to Play!’

Eco Drama have copies available of our brand new Resource Pack ‘Let’s Go…Out to Play!’, an invaluable 82 page document bursting with ideas, activities, stories and inspiration to develop a school’s ‘Out to Play’ journey.

Building on the first pack written by Eco Drama in 2015, this second edition draws on the experiences of the Drama Artists that delivered Out to Play residencies in school playgrounds across Glasgow during 2015-18. It contains an abundance of new ideas to support teachers to deliver imaginative outdoor learning sessions in school playgrounds, including inspiring environmental stories, nature connection exercises, session plans, drama activities and games, and is packed full of handy tips and insights for facilitating creative outdoor learning sessions.

The pack is suitable for teachers, early years practitioners or any practitioner working in an education setting, looking to explore more creative ways of delivering outdoor learning and sustainable development education.

“Teachers who have used this resource have found it well planned out, easy to follow and have found the activities to be very motivating for the children.” Andrea Gurd, Aultmore Park

Packs are available to purchase for £20 as a quality, ring-bound hard copy booklet. To order a copy pleased email nina@ecodrama.co.uk. View a sample copy or visit the Eco Drama website for more information: http://www.ecodrama.co.uk/resources/

An exciting competition for young composers aged 12-18 – RSNO

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Notes From Scotland: A national competition for young composers

Attend an afternoon of workshops to gain top composing tips from experts, before submitting a short work for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet.  Whether you’ve been composing for a long time or you are just starting and are interested in learning a little more about compositional techniques, book your place now!

 Notes from Scotland 2019 Flyer

Notes From Scotland – FREE Workshop
Saturday 18th May 2019
13.00 – 17.00
New Auditorium, RSNO Centre, G2 3NX

This workshop is open to all abilities. To sign up for a free place at the workshop afternoon please visit rsno.org.uk/engage/notes-from-scotland/ to download the booking form.
(Please note, attendance at the workshop is not compulsory to enter the competition)

Workshop bookings are now open!

Competition entries will be shortlisted and five finalists will have their piece played musicians from the RSNO in a live final on Saturday 22nd June 2018.

Competition entries open 1st May and close 31st May 2019 at 5pm.

For further details please see attached flyer or visit rsno.org.uk/engage/notes-from-scotland/

 

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Hannah Gordon​
Learning and Engagement Assistant
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Employability and Creativity Skills across Learning Award

The Scottish Education Awards recognise early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation. There are 15 award categories in total.

 From 2013 onwards the Awards featured a Creative Learning Award category with notable shortlisted winners from primary, early learning and childcare, and secondary schools. Last year we took the awards a step further by embedding creative teaching, creative learning, and creative improvement in all of the award categories, and with a focus on creativity skills within a new Employability and Creativity Skills across Learning category.

You may wish to submit a nomination or encourage nominations from your authority/area for this award which recognises establishments that promote the development of employability and creativity skills for pupils and staff in partnership with the wider school community across all contexts and settings where young people are learning.

Find out more and make nominations by 6pm on Thursday 14 February here:

http://www.scottisheducationawards.co.uk/categories-employability.html

Please read the guidance notes incorporated into this page which explain what information should be provided.

 For information about the Scottish Education Awards and all fifteen categories, visit the website here:

http://www.scottisheducationawards.co.uk/

Free Rehearsal Space at Scottish Youth Theatre – 16-25 year olds

Open House Thursdays

Turn up – be creative – do your own thing
P.s. its free!

One Thursday night every month, we invite young people aged 16 – 25 to use our Glasgow venue for free, to be creative in their own way. It should be related to the performing arts, so you can rehearse, improvise, experiment across art forms – whatever you choose… just come along!

SDTN Technical Theatre Symposium 2019

SDTN Technical Theatre Symposium 2019
in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Monday 28th January 2019
Rockvilla & The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
8:30am – 5:30pm
 
Join us for our 5th Annual Technical Theatre Symposium where we bring together our Scottish Further and Higher Education Network Institutions and Scottish theatre industry professionals to discuss a range of technical theatre and design topics, including skills training and career pathways. This year, we are delighted to be working in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The morning includes a complimentary breakfast and a choice of Professional Development Workshops at the National Theatre of Scotland production base, Rockvilla, including Hair, Make Up & Special FX with Freelance Artist Michelle Lyons, QLab for AV Design with Freelance Video Artist Jamie Wardop, Scenic Art with Gary Fry and Sound Design with award winning Sound Designer for National Theatre of Scotland Richard Price.
The afternoon begins with lunch at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Renfrew Street building, followed by a Symposium featuring spotlight guest speakers and break out sessions, with talks from Federation of Scottish Theatre, Vanishing Point and University of the West of Scotland. The day will end with a reception at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Delegates can register for the full day (Workshops and Symposium) or the afternoon (Symposium only). Please note the morning session has limited capacity so book ASAP.

Full Day Schedule

  • 08:30                              REGISTRATION AT ROCKVILLA

 

  • 09:00 – 11:00                  SOUND DESIGN WITH RICHARD PRICE (ROCKVILLA)

OR

  • 09:00 – 10:00                  SCENIC ART WITH GARY FRY (ROCKVILLA)

 

  • 11:00 – 13:00                  QLAB FOR A.V. WITH JAMIE WARDROP (ROCKVILLA)

OR

  • 11:00 – 13:00                  HAIR, MAKEUP & SPECIAL EFFECTS WITH MICHELLE LYONS (ROCKVILLA)

 

  • 13:00                               WALK TO RCS, 100 RENFREW STREET
  • 13:30 – 14:30                  LUNCH AT RCS – JACK BRUCE SPACE
  • 14:30 – 16:40                  SYMPOSIUM (RCS – NEW ATHENAEUM THEATRE)
  • 1640 – 1730                     DRINKS RECEPTION (RCS – JACK BRUCE SPACE)

Find out more about the CPD workshops here. Once you have booked SDTN will contact you to confirm your workshop choices.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Symposium on 28 January.

Booking Information
For more information and to book your place click here.
 

Interdisciplinary Learning: Creative Thinking for a Complex World – Conference followed by free public talk

Conference: 9 am−6 pm

Join leading international figures and local experts, including John Swinney MSP, as they discuss how interdiscplinary learning (IDL) can help people to solve problems and tackle challenges that are beyond the scope of any single subject.

Workshops and poster sessions will stimulate discussion of how to develop IDL in schools, colleges and universities.

Follow the link below for full details, costs and how to book:

https://technology-trust-news.org/2S3B-TE1E-075YKW9F50/cr.aspx

Followed by:

Our Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of our Second Renaissance

Free public talk: 6.30 pm−8 pm

Join us for this free public talk from Oxford University’s Professor Ian Goldin as he draws on his latest book Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of our Second Renaissance to outline the opportunities for society of globalisation but also the risks we face including pandemics, cyberattacks, climate change and financial contagion.

Theatre In Schools Programme – January to May 2019

Theatre in Schools Scotland is a project managed by National Theatre of Scotland and Imaginate to develop the provision of in-school theatre and dance performances available across Scotland.

Our programme for January –  May 2019 contains three shows, available for in-school touring, from two of our partner organisations covering N-P2 and P4-7.

All are suitable for clear, flat school hall and can be presented twice in one day.

As usual, fees are subsidised to keep costs within reach and one-show days are available for smaller schools.

Click here to see the programme: Theatre in Schools Scotland programme Jan-May 2019

 

Pondlife by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company
Suitable for P5-7
23rd January – 29th March 2019 / School hall / 55 mins
Moving school is never easy. When class bully Sharon takes an instant dislike to Martin it feels like he has an especially tough ride ahead of him. That is until he befriends Simon McGurk and his fortunes seem to change. The fickle world of playground politics soon puts pressure on their friendship, however, and Martin finds himself making a choice that will impact them both for the rest of their school days.
£365 / £500 + VAT for one or two show days.
Maximum capacity 120 per performance.
Performed in a clear school hall (min size 8m x 12m)


Emma & Gill by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and Lung Ha Theatre Company
Suitable for P4-7
18th February – 8th March 2019  / School Hall (LOTHIANS ONLY) / 50 mins

This new show explores the lives of two young girls and their different experiences of school and family life. It questions what is ‘normal’ and why being different is to be celebrated.

The show features Emma McCaffrey, a member of the Lung Ha ensemble, who was diagnosed with autism when she was 11, and Gill Robertson, artistic director of Catherine Wheels.

£365 / £500 + VAT for one or two show days.
Maximum capacity 120 per performance.
Performed in a clear school hall (min size 8m x 12m)


A Ladder to the Stars by Visible Fictions
Suitable for N-P2
April 2019 / School Hall / 40 mins
Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . she wishes she could dance with the stars. Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and together they dream up a wonderful plan. Told through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, this is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.
£300 / £400 + VAT for one or two show days.
Maximum capacity 100 per performance.
Performed in a clear school hall (min size 5m x 12m)

www.theatreinschoolsscotland.co.uk  / E: tiss@imaginate.org.uk / T: 0131 225 8050

Free event – Sharing the Power – exploring collaborative decision-making and sharing power with communities

Sharing the Power – exploring collaborative decision-making and sharing power with communities

20 November 2018
Perth Concert Hall (Norrie Miller room)
10.30 am – 4.00 pm

FREE, but ticketed.
Register to book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sharing-the-power-exploring-collaborative-decision-making-with-communities-tickets-51396740033

This event will explore collaborative decision-making and sharing power with communities.  The session will include a presentation by Chrissie Tiller, introducing the ‘Power Up’* resource, insights from case study speaker (TBC), and the opportunity to work collaboratively exploring and unpicking questions included in Power Up relating to: power, privilege, values, collaboration, politics and ethics.

*Power Up is a think-piece written by Chrissie Tiller for Creative People and Places that looks at unearthing and unpicking some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power.

Further info:
www.chrissietiller.com
http://www.creativepeopleplaces.org.uk/our-learning/power

What will you get from attending?

  • An introduction to ‘Power Up’ and time and space to explore its questions with others;
  • Ideas and inspiration from case studies
  • The opportunity to step out of day to day work to look at your practice differently
  • Inspiration to try new/ different approaches to your work
  • Time to discuss ideas and share experiences with others

 

Who should come?

The event is open to artists, arts practitioners and non-arts practitioners with an interest in and/or responsibility for creative learning and participatory arts.
30% of tickets will be reserved for non-arts practitioners.  We strongly encourage arts practitioners to bring a non-arts buddy/ collaborator with them to help share the learning and future working.

 

More about this event

This event is part of a series of events planned by Creative Scotland’s Creative Learning team taking place from November 2018 to March 2019.  The events aim to inspire practice and support networking and skills development.  For more information and to keep informed of events visit the Creative Learning events page: https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/major-projects/creative-learning-and-young-people/artworks-scotland

Alice McGrath
Creative Director, Red Bridge Arts
M: 07780 607665
www.redbridgearts.co.uk

Pages of the Sea – FREE – national project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One

Pages of the Sea is a Nationwide Project that will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Directed by Danny Boyle, you are invited to participate in a one off UK wide historical event.

Pages of the Sea