Southbank Fun

Southbank Fun

We had a wonderful week leading ‘Songs to Make Stories’ at Southbank Centre during February half term. 21 participants created songs and wrote stories and performed their work in front of a packed audience in the Clore Ballroom on Friday 17th February 2017. There’s some pictures here!

East Ham Library – Filament lead story and songmaking workshops

East Ham Library – Filament lead story and songmaking workshops

As part of a rolling programme that brings arts opportunities to residents of Newham, (and as part of our residency at Stratford Circus) Filament have been invited to lead a series of workshops at East Ham Library for local families. Starting on 13th February, our story and songmaking workshops will be running in the library […]

Songs Tell Stories at Southbank Centre 13th -17th Feb 2017

Songs Tell Stories at Southbank Centre 13th -17th Feb 2017

2017 is starting as a busy year for Filament. We are joining  VoiceLab at Southbank Centre to lead a week-long half-term workshop as part of Imagine Children’s Festival. Using Nordic Folktales as inspiration, we will be singing and writing songs, exploring the world of trolls and giants and the land of the Midnight Sun! Our participants will […]

Trailer from our R&D

Trailer from our R&D

We have a wonderful trailer for our next show – inspired by storylines and characters we have gathered during and after our work with children in Derbyshire, Oxfordshire and East London on our Once Upon a Project. ‘Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit’ will be touring next July! See the trailer here

First Day of R&D on ‘Once Upon A’

Today has been the first day with our wonderful performers, KM, Lula, Rebecca, Simon and David and our designer, Tina. We spent all day introducing them to the work we had received from Ray Lodge, Grafton, New City, St John Fisher, South Moreton, St Johns C of E, Dallimore and Ladywood Primary Schools. We have […]

Ladywood and Dallimore Primary Schools

Ladywood and Dallimore Primary Schools

We had a wonderful couple of days working with year 3-6 pupils at Ladywood and Dallimore Primary Schools in Kirk Hallam Derbyshire. On the left hannd side of this page you can see a drawing on an invention called, ‘The Protect’ which automatically emerges from a back pocket whenever danger is near, a scorpion detector […]

‘Once Upon A’ website goes live!

‘Once Upon A’ website goes live!

We are now getting stories in from the wonderful children that took part in our workshops in Newham, Barking, Oxfordshire and Derbyshire. Their work can be seen on this dedicated project website: http://onceupona.filament-theatre.com

St Johns Primary School, Belper

St Johns Primary School, Belper

Here is a lovely little groove (lyrics left) created by Year 2 at St Johns C of E school Belper, Derbyshire. Meet Thinny who lives in a sewer, he dislikes fruit – it makes him sick!

St John Fisher Catholic Primary School Oxford

Listen to a short groove created with year 4 pupils at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School in Oxford. We went on to have a wonderful morning workshopping with children and ended up with the starts of terrific stories about the ‘Rabbit Who Had to Move On’, ‘The Deadly Princess’ and ‘Salt and Vinegar’. We’re […]

South Moreton Primary School Oxford #OnceUponA

South Moreton Primary School Oxford #OnceUponA

Another great day for uss at Filament when we travelled to Oxfordshire for our workshop at South Moreton with a group of mixed year 3, 4 and 5 pupils. Meet Bernard. He is 40 years old. He is a magician and can juggle water. Juggling water takes him to the future. ‘My name is Bernard […]

Grafton Primary School Dagenham Make Music!

Grafton Primary School Dagenham Make Music!

Here is a wonderful character sketch from year 4 pupils at Grafton Primary – alongside Fran Lobo and David Cumming, we delivered four workshops to their year 4 children.

New City Primary sing!

Osnat and Sabina have been working with all three Year 4 classes at New City Primary on their story writing and music skills as part of ‘Once Upon A’. It’s been a wonderful experience, we’ve met wrestlers, 300 year old aliens, ladies who live in the rainforest and mountain climbers rescued not by their zombie […]