Reimagining stories together through creative learning in a complex and changing world
11th and 12th of June 2021 at the Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus
9.30 - 4.30
Story Makers Company presents a two-day Festival for Primary teachers, artist educators and young people
This two-day Festival for Primary teachers, artist educators and young people will be focused on the potential of creative learning in a complex and changing world, offering a range of immersive workshops from leading artist educators. These include Mantle of the Expert (Tim Taylor), Philosophy for children (Darren Chetty), Drama for Learning (Hywel Roberts), powerful picture books (Simon Smith), Story Makers (Lisa Stephenson), Theatre in Education performances, diverse children’s books, author readings (Simrit Bharaj), Roma Storytelling (Richard O’Neill) and much more.
Friday will explore thematic curriculum opportunities through story and Saturday will focus on artist educators and creative learning beyond school. With a particular focus on diversity, inclusion, emotional literacy, relationships and the environment we will be asking the following critical questions through drama, theatre and creative writing.
Friday, 11th June –
For schools and teachers
How can we re-imagine together through story to create a better future?
This day will be focused on the potential of creative learning in a complex and changing world with a particular focus on diversity, inclusion, emotional literacy and thematic curriculum.
9.45 – 10.15 Welcome
10.30 – 11.30 Workshop set1
11.45 – 12.45 Workshop set 2
1.15 – 2 pm Lecture slam series
2.15 – 3 pm Professional workshops and roundtable discussions
3.30 pm Plenary
4.15 pm Drinks and networking
To book a place at this one day or two festival, please download the booking form (an invoice will be sent to directly to you) or pay online using the following link.
Saturday, 12th June – For artists and the community
What is the role of the artist educator in 21st Century Learning?
What do young people think creative learning brings to 21st Century living?
This day will be focused on inviting community artist educators and children to share their work. This will be an opportunity to highlight and celebrate children’s voices and to explore the wider implications of living together in diverse communities. It will also give arts practitioners an opportunity to witness shared work in action and reflect on the potential impact of community engagement.
10 – 10.45 Story Rebels call to action
11 – 12 Workshop set 1
12.15 – 1.15 Workshop set 2
1.15 pm Lunchtime performances and book launch
2 – 3pm First set of artist labs (3 labs)
3.15 – 4pm Artist Educator Manifesto