Day Of Discoveries // Library Tour

Day Of Discoveries // Library Tour

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This summer we took our Day Of Discoveries workshop to 4 different libraries around the Warrington area. Our aim was to introduce children to idea of inter-disciplinary creative work via drama and art along with emphasising the need and benefits of our local libraries but linking it to the summer reading challenge. All participants also achieved their Discover Arts Award which is a nationally recognisable qualification!

The workshops were a brilliant success with all dates summoning a great amount of interest! The Workshop we ran involved some fun warm ups and get to know you games. We then spent some time making animal masks using the summer reading challenge 'Animal Agents' as inspiration. 

We then played some fun drama games that looked at how to use our bodies and faces to exaggerate emotions and how to develop a storyline for our drama pieces. We then went on an exciting detective hunt around the library! Every group was given a clue, this clue once deciphered led to a specific section of the library where the children found a prop hidden away! This prop was then used to create a fun filled piece of drama full of spies, detectives, kings, queens, baddies and lots of dramatic plot twists!

Throughout the day, everyone took some time to reflect on what they had been doing what they enjoyed and they also learned about some exciting Illustrators in order to fill out their Arts Award booklets. 

We all had a blast taking part in this project and would like to thank everyone involved, especially to Livewire and all the Libraries for their gracious and enthusiastic hospitality!!! Everyone who took part have successfully passed their Arts Awards and we cannot wait for them all to get their certificates in the post! We hope to build on this project and hopefully we will see you in more libraries next summer!!!

Express Arts presents Great Expectations

Rehearsals for our next big production, Great Expectations, continue at Express Arts.

We're only a few weeks away from our next performance on the 29th April at the Pyramid and rehearsals are going well. Great Expectations has been quite a challenge as there are many different elements that need putting together to make this play a success. The senior group have been working extremely hard every week to put on an amazing performance for their friends, family and the general public. We are so proud of how far they've come and are excited to see it all come together properly. They've developed some amazing characters and have worked hard on their lines which can be very challenging with the language in this play. We have every confidence that they will perform a spectacular piece. You can buy tickets for this performance from the Pyramid Box office or online at http://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/express-arts-presents-great-expectations/

Express Arts receive Arts Award Certificates

Express Arts is also proud to say that many members of our senior group have recently passed their Bronze or Silver Arts Awards, which we have tirelessly been working on for the past 7 or so months. Congratulations to all those who received their certificates. Express Arts is now trained in all levels of the Arts Award and are excited to continue working with our members on completing as many levels as they are able to. A massive well done to all.