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Story Rebels: A new type of hero


Story Makers Book Launch and Festival of Children’s Voice

Story Rebels: A new type of hero

Story Makers Company

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England - Lottery Funded

Celebrating the power of story to help us develop different ‘ways of seeing’ ourselves and others, our festival brings together creative story makers from across the city: young people, parents, grandparents, educators, artists, mental health experts, museums, drama and theatre specialists, artists and authors. Artists will come from across the region to create, perform and share their stories as well as making stories together on the day using spoken word, creative writing, film, drama and theatre. Rebels will come from different spaces: museums, schools, community centres, bedrooms and perhaps even other worlds! Through imaginary adventures, we will explore the potential of stories to develop our capacity for kindness, empathy and compassion as well as cultivating positive well being. Make your voice heard.

  • Come and experience the power of making and sharing stories through different art forms
  • Talk to artists and authors about how they create their stories
  • Participate in drama, theatre, film and creative writing workshops.
  • Talk to young people about the stories that matter to them.
  • Meet creative education experts and talk about their work.

Creative artists:

  • Come and experience the power of making and sharing stories through different art forms.
  • Talk to artists about the way they make their work.

Teachers and artist educators:

  • Participate in drama, theatre, film and creative writing workshops.
  • Talk to authors, creative education experts, teachers and children about the work.

Children:

  • Meet intriguing characters and explore different worlds and stories. Adventure awaits.

Tickets: £25 professionals

Your ticket will give you access to:

  • Writing workshops with authors
  • Immersive drama workshops with groups such as Alive and Kicking, Interplay, Chol Theatre and many more
  • The Nightmare Catcher book launch.
  • A Story Makers Youth Group performance
  • Royal Armouries and Historic England workshops
  • A series of exclusive key note slams from leading academics on topics ranging from mental health in education, inclusivity and philosophy.
  • Reflective discussions with the artists about their practice.
  • The Little Bookshop book stand

Tea and coffee are included in the ticket price, but please bring a picnic to enjoy alongside our lunchtime performances. Free for children aged 7-13 and parents through Eventbrite (you must reserve online prior to event)

 

Artists, authors and partner organisations:

Darren Chetty   Michelle Scally Clarke  First Story Blah Blah Blah 
 Victoria Williamson  Story Makers Youth Group – led by Sai Murray  Peepal Tree Press  Chol theatre
 Prof. Geetha Upadhyaya  Empathy Lab  Alive and kicking  Interplay Theatre
 Royal Armouries  Historic England  The National Association for the Teaching of Drama  Leeds Theatre in Education
 The Little Bookshop      

This page will be updated with further details of the day closer to the date. For any questions please email storymakers@leedsbeckett.ac.uk


Event Details

8 June 2019 -
8 June 2019
9:30 - 16:30
Leeds Beckett University
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