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Arts Award is promoting an exciting series of Open Doors events in Devon taking place between 8 and 26 May 2017 hosted by local arts and cultural organisations especially for schools.


Activities and events are designed to support Bronze Arts Award by fulfilling parts such as (A) Explore the arts as a participant or (C) Arts inspiration. Some opportunities will also fulfil parts of other Arts Award levels including Discover and Explore. For more information and to book please follow the links on this page.


 


Available weekdays Mon 8 – Fri 26 May
The Theatre Royal Plymouth

Shakespeare Slalom workshop
Full Day workshop
Group size: up to 30
Based on the play, spend a day learning about William Shakespeare, Elizabethan theatre, and what it was like to be an actor 450 years ago.

Puppets workshop
Group size: up to 30
Creating and using your own puppets, focus on how different characters think and move. This workshop can be tailored to a topic that you are currently exploring in the classroom and to any subject area. Students will explore how to design, make and perform with a puppet.

Directors, Writers and Producers workshop
A workshop that offers a practical insight into the worlds of different theatre makers. Unpick Stanislavski and The Method, delve into Artaud’s manifesto and the Theatre of Cruelty, explore Brecht and his influences on theatre or discover the writing of Chekhov that influenced generations of theatre-makers.

Tour and Explore
Group size: up to 30
A chance to discover where all of the sets, props and costumes are made for the Theatre, as well as meet and talk to the people who work there. This is a great trip for students of all ages who wish to practically explore careers and how subjects such as maths or engineering have a practical application in a creative workplace.

Cost: Workshops are priced at £150 +VAT for a half day and £250 +VAT for a full day.
Tours & Explores are priced at £2 +VAT per student.

The venue has parking and lunch facilities. All workshops will take place at TR2, Production and Learning Centre, 12 Neptune Park, Cattedown,PL4 0SJ.


For further information and to book click here



Mon 8 – Fri 12 May

Beaford Arts
Photography trail: Dolton as seen by James Ravilious

Group size: parking for one coach or minibus
A 1.5hr self-guided walk using downloadable maps and facts

Linking to the North Devon Biosphere Reserve’s ‘Naturally Healthy Month’, research the photography of James Ravilious by following our trail to walk in his footsteps. Compare past photography with present locations using a guide at Halsdon Nature Reserve, Devon Wildlife Trust.

Prepare for the trail by checking out the brochure

Prepare your visit by researching access, habitat and species facts along with our PDF

Cost: Free

Halsdon Nature Reserve is located near the village of Dolton, near Great Torrington, Devon EX19 8ND.

For further information and to book click here

Visual arts workshops, the Goodwin Gallery, Petroc
Thursday 11 May

Group size: up to 30

Cost: £2 per student for a 2 hour workshop

Contact Caroline at Beaford Arts for further information

Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Exhibition and activity space
Tuesday 9 May, 10-12 noon, 1-3pm, please inquire about alternative timings

Group size: Up to 15, please inquire about larger numbers

Our exhibition during this time period will be Blooming Marvellous we will provide a prompt sheet which will encourage answers that will give the young people all they need to write a review of the exhibition. We can also offer use of our Learning Room and some resources for teachers to run their own related arts activity for their students.

Cost: To have exclusive use of the Learning Room with materials for two hours there is a fee of £20.

If you would also like to have the skills of an artist at a cost of £5 per student please let us know.
Thelma Hulbert Gallery is located at Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LX.

For further information and booking click here


 


Mon 15 - Fri 19 May

Beaford Arts

Dracula
Friday 19 May 7pm, Chulmleigh Community College (performances also taking place Saturday in Bradworthy and Sunday in Dolton)

Group size: unlimited until sold out, performances for those aged 9+
Le Navet Bete – Devon’s award winning, internationally touring physical comedy theatre company are back with a theatrical retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. It will expose that the events recorded in 1897 were not fiction at all!

Cost: Tickets £7.50 adult £5 under 16s

Chulmleigh Community College is located in Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7AA

For further information and to book click here

Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Exhibition and activity space
Thursday 18 May, 10-12 noon, 1-3pm, please inquire about alternative timings
Group size: Up to 15, please inquire about larger numbers

Our exhibition during this time period will be Blooming Marvellous we will provide a prompt sheet which will encourage answers that will give the young people all they need to write a review of the exhibition. We can also offer use of our Learning Room and some resources for teachers to run their own related arts activity for their students.

Cost: To have exclusive use of the Learning Room with materials for two hours there is a fee of £20.
If you would also like to have the skills of an artist at a cost of £5 per student please let us know.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery is located at Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LX.

For further information and booking click here

 




Mon 22 – Fri 26 May


Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Exhibition and artist talk on Hortus – A Dartmoor garden over time
23 and 24 May, 11am: Riverside Gallery
Group size: up to 30

Exhibition by Jude Freeman of etchings, drawings and photographs, accompanied by a range of historical information and artefacts documenting the garden of one of the oldest dwellings on Dartmoor. The talk will be given by either the artist or the co-curator to inspire a discussion about practical curation (how the exhibition was set up), the work in the show and ideas behind it.

Sessions may be up to one hour including talk, discussion/questions and a relevant activity about the work on show which can include writing a review. Talks at alternative times on these dates can be arranged by prior booking.

Cost: Free

The Riverside Gallery is located at the Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

For further information and to book click here


Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Exhibition and activity space
Wednesday 24 May, 10-12 noon, 1-3pm, please inquire about alternative timings
Group size: Up to 15, please inquire about larger numbers

Our exhibition during this time period will be Blooming Marvellous we will provide a prompt sheet which will encourage answers that will give the young people all they need to write a review of the exhibition. We can also offer use of our Learning Room and some resources for teachers to run their own related arts activity for their students.

Cost: To have exclusive use of the Learning Room with materials for two hours there is a fee of £20.

If you would also like to have the skills of an artist at a cost of £5 per student please let us know.
Thelma Hulbert Gallery is located at Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LX.

For further information and booking click here




Lead contact information:
The Theatre Royal Plymouth, Ben Lyon-Ross Ben.lyon-ross@theatreroyal.com
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Philippa de Burlet phil.deburlet@crafts.org.uk
Beaford Arts, Caroline Preston caroline@beaford-arts.org.uk
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Anna Aroussi aaroussi@eastdevon.gov.uk

About our partners:
The Theatre Royal Plymouth delivers Bronze Arts Award via its Hubs Project. This is a targeted project with partner schools delivered through after school theatre and dance hubs in areas of high disadvantage and low arts attendance.

Main art forms and subjects: Theatre, performing arts, design, technology, dance, movement, comedy, sciences

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen aims to aims create as many opportunities as possible for people to enjoy and learn about contemporary craft. It promotes activities that encourage interaction with craft to support design and making skills and to increase confidence and well-being.

Main art forms: Contemporary craft

Beaford Arts works with schools and communities in locations of your choice through a wide range of art forms. Without a venue, we can tour professional artists to your door, and enter a creative journey in partnership together.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery supports and promotes the practice and understanding of contemporary art & craft through its inspiring exhibition programme and learning opportunities. The gallery occupies an attractive, Grade II-listed, town house, formerly the home and studio of the artist Thelma Hulbert.