Online Summer School

Workshops and classes, Young People, Adults, Holiday Activities

Three different days of online classes run by industry professionals.

Price: £18 per day / £7 per session

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11 August - 15 August 2020

This year our Summer School will look a little different - we present three different sets of online classes aimed at different age groups. They will be led by some fantastic industry professionals - click here to read a bit more about each practitioner and poet!

Prices:
£18 per day for all three sessions
£7 per session if booked individually

*Please note sessions will be held over Zoom and bookers will be emailed an invitation link roughly an hour prior to each session starting. If you do not already have Zoom, you can download it here (or download as an app on your mobile device).*


READ THE FULL PROGRAMME ONLINE HERE

WATCH THE POETRY FILMS HERE


Tuesday 11 August (9-13 years) - CLICK HERE TO BOOK!

11am - noon: Beginner's Street Dance – Marcquelle Ward
Join Marcquelle as he teaches the basics of street dance - this workshop is especially for beginners so no experience or preparation is needed, just enthusiasm and willingness to have fun.

1pm - 2pm: Puppetry – Andrew Kim
Learn the basics of puppetry by bringing everyday objects to life! Each participant will need provide a tea towel, 3 sheets of newspaper, 2 teaspoons, a pair of slippers (or thick socks). Explore each object, find their characters and discover the secret life of the things around you.

3pm - 4pm: Performance Poetry – Nadia Emam
In this workshop we will look at different techniques for creating and performing poetry. Bring your favourite words, stories and snacks to the table. Anybody can be a poet (don’t you know it!)

5pm: Poetry Film 1
Watch the poems below being performed, alongside short interviews with each poet. Curated by Nadia Emam and made by Brett Chapman.
Beverley Ward: What If
Ray Hearne: Living on Broad Yorkshire Street & Werewolves of Rotherham
Zara Jayne: Ghostlight & Dirty Word
 

Thursday 13 August (14-18 years) - CLICK HERE TO BOOK!            

11am - noon: Musical Theatre – Alex Weatherhill
Singing warm ups, technique tips to improve your vocals and performance and we will work on performing a song or two (from Six and/or Newsies). Participants will be sent the songs beforehand to look at ready to perform on the day. We will film and record your performance to make a music video to keep, so you'll need headphones plugged into Zoom and a phone/tablet to record your performance separately. 

1pm - 2pm: How to do accents – Alix Dunmore
I believe that everyone can do accents.  We all learn in different ways so I will talk about the different areas you need to think about when learning an accent, so you can work on it in a way that makes sense for you.

3pm - 4pm: Performance Poetry – Nadia Emam
In this workshop we will look at different techniques for creating and performing poetry. Bring your favourite words, stories and snacks to the table. Anybody can be a poet (don’t you know it!)

5pm: Poetry Film 2
Watch the poems below being performed, alongside short interviews with each poet. Curated by Nadia Emam and made by Brett Chapman.
Hayley Green: Changing Rooms & Playground
Nima Teleghani: Untitled
Otis Mensah: Ode To Black Thought & Shifting Sands
 

Saturday 15 August (adults) - CLICK HERE TO BOOK!

11am - noon: Conducting an orchestra, a beginner’s guide – Shaun Matthew
The conducting course will look at all the beating patterns and related technical elements, score preparation and rehearsal techniques. The score, which will be sent to you before the class, is Symphony no. 103, “Drum Roll”, in Eb major, first movement only.

1 - 2pm: Deliver that Killer Speech – Frances Marshall
This session is about making speeches manageable. How to break them down to find their sense and shape. How to engage an audience not just in what you’re saying but how you’re saying it. It will give you the tools and the confidence you need to step onto any stage with a sense of purpose and direction.

3pm - 4pm: Performance Poetry – Nadia Emam
In this workshop we will look at different techniques for creating and performing poetry. Bring your favourite words, stories and snacks to the table. Anybody can be a poet (don’t you know it!)

5pm: Poetry Film 3
Martin Daws: Saturday Afternoon & Under The Slates & Together
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan: British Values
Toby Campion: Oyster & Nits



Each day will culminate in a performance poetry workshop led by Nadia Emam, who wlll also curate a filmed poetry performance to be streamed at 5pm on each of the three days; these will be available for public viewing for a month. Watch the films here.

The films will be made by award-winning Sheffield-based filmmaker Brett Chapman. Interested in stories about individuals and small communities, he focuses his work around people and their unique experiences. Having originally trained as a journalist Brett’s work is not limited to a single genre or form. The use of obsolete and archaic technology in his films is a staple of his work and practice.



Course director Cheryl Govan says: “We’ve created an exciting, affordable and very wide-ranging and flexible programme with something for all ages and abilities. Participants can book for the whole day, or dip in and out as they please.”

dates

Tuesday 11 August 2020, 11.00am

Thursday 13 August 2020, 11.00am

Saturday 15 August 2020, 11.00am

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast