‘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 […]

First Workshop at Ray Lodge Primary School

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First Workshop at Ray Lodge Primary School

 A wonderful story map created by a group of year 5 pupils from Ray Lodge Primary at our workshop on 10th May. We are really looking foward to seeing  the stories/poems/drawings they create!

Welcome Cara

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We are delighted to have Cara McAleese join Filament as Producer and Project Manager. Cara brings with her experience of working at the Royal Opera House, Clod Ensemble and London Symphony Orchestra. We are thrilled to have her!

Once Upon A…

Once Upon A…

This Autumn, we start work on ‘Once Upon a…’ a project we are running in partnership with Stratford Circus. To complement the National Curriculum and the children’s school work exploring different styles of storytelling, we will be working with  local primary school pupils to look at how songs and music can make stories and characters even […]

Filament become Resident Company

Filament become Resident Company

We are delighted to announce that we are now a resident company at  Stratford Circus. Building upon our collaboration with the theatre and New YVC on the performances of Momo last year, we are soon to start  work on a co-production, ‘Once Upon A…’ See more details on our Shows page

Film of Earth Makes No Sound

Film of Earth Makes No Sound

The  wonderful film of Earth Makes No Sound is now available to view via Vimeo or You tube.

QEH – A Standing Ovation!

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QEH – A Standing Ovation!

What an incredible day we had at QEH on 4th April. Firstly leading two workshops with some wonderfully playful participants and then performing Earth Makes No Sound to a very warm audience which led to a standing ovation for the company. We have some photos to share (on the ‘Shows’ page) taken by Pete Wilkinson […]