It was a bright cold day in January as I waited outside on the steps of St Peter’s Italian Church in Clerkenwell. I was waiting for Fabio, our Italian friend and translator. [I love italian but my accent is far better than my vocab or ability so his help was crucial] The ceiling of the […]
We are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital Arts to create a new work to celebrate the opening of a flagship centre for Sight and Sound at GOSH in the former Italian Hospital, Queen Square. The work, which will reflect the building’s history as well as its new […]
After 6 weeks of workshops which combined Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble and members of Filament Theatre Chorus, we are delighted to perform a sharing of work. ‘BALANCE’ is an improvised choral piece inspired by the theme of balance, using Jacques Lecoq’s technique of the plateau as a starting point. Join us for this special one-off performance […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Well, it has been an incredibly busy week of R&D. We have some really interesting characters to work with, Rufus Longbottom, Dan and Anne all live in the Tandaria Care Home, looked after by the ever patient Bernard. When an Alien Space Rabbit crash lands outside his window, Rufus is drawn to help it. So […]
Osnat and Sabina lead two workshops at Whitechapel Art Gallery on 21st June as part of its family participation programme. Inspired by Francis Upritchard’s children’s commission, we worked with participating families to create the sounds and sights of the Jurassic.
On Monday 3rd February, I spent an excellent couple of hours in the company of Soo Bishop from Merton Music Foundation and the the Young Song Leaders of Hillcross Primary School. About 18 children from years 5 and 6 are taking part in the Young Song Leaders programme where the children are encouraged to explore […]