Has a week really gone by already?

Gunnersaurus meets our Young People at the Theatre

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun.

We had an amazing time at our annual Celebration Day at Trestle Arts Base last Thursday, where all the schools we have worked with for the last year, Breakspeare, Lakeside, Lonsdale, Colnbrook, Southfield and Woolgrove, came together to share their newly mastered creative skills in live dance and musical performance, visual creations and animated films to a very appreciative and excited crowd.

We started off sharing our song for 2016/2017 – Jungle Rap (with some lovely images added of masks and printing animals created along the way)…

We saw delightful dance journeys to Africa across the ocean and through African villages and forests, from sunrise to sunset…

… as well as wonderfully abstract animated expressions with natural materials…

… and our Gold Award Student, Jessica’s delightful reworking of Goldilocks and the Three Bears collaborating with our two Silver Award students, Vwede and Ukulele Boy. Not only animating together, but also composing and playing the musical score. What a talented crew!

We had a guest this year, who proved to be quite an attraction… Gunnersaurus. He came along with our new event sponsors, The Arsenal Foundation.

Feel like you’ve missed out? Check out this clip – Celebration Day in 34 seconds 🙂

A huge thank you to all the schools young people taking part and their staff who’s tireless work and engagement, makes this project possible.

And finally, thanks go to all our creative practitioners this year, who have, yet again provided our young people with rich, rewarding and exciting creative journeys to remember…

Jane Glynn – Visual Artist
Liang Lee – Violinist
Laura Chiabolotti – Dance Movement Psychotherapist
Anji Archer – Visual Artist
Graham Hosker – Orchestral Percussionist
Alex McIntyre – Visual Artist
Andrew Royle – Drama therapist
Thabani Nyoni – Singer, Story teller, Musician.
Malcolm Smith – African Drummer/Singer
Tim Emler – Musician
Jo Howe – Visual Artist and Djembe Drummer
Judy Manning – Violist
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