World Peace Day

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As a mark of our support for World Peace Day, we gathered our performers and some other singers including people working with New YVC’s Jane Wheeler to sing Peace White Dove in Stratford Circus Foyer last wednesday. Here’s a snatch of what we sang

Fleshing out some characters

Today we have been finding our more about some of the characters that emerged during our workshops, in particular, Rufus Longbottom, Dan the angry old man, Anne the explorer, Scotland, Amelia Hook and Picklepine.

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 […]

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!