Shute Festival is organising a series of three drama camps for children aged 7-12 years in the meadows at Shute House (or in Shute Church if wet) on 11, 18 and 25 August 2021. They will be led by Rob Pudner of Entertainingly Different who has been working on drama and performance with children at Shute and Beer schools this term. They are stand alone and all different - see details below. Each camp is £30 per child. Places are limited and so do book early to ensure you get a spot. Children will need a water bottle, pack lunch, comfortable clothing and footwear, bags of energy and enthusiasm! We will send out full details and forms for the children nearer the time.
THESE CAMPS ARE NOW ALL SOLD OUT!
Rob Pudner founder of Entertainingly Different is a freelance expressive arts practitioner, youth/community theatre director and family entertainer with over twenty five years experience in his field. He is well known throughout the Southwest for his school visits, festival appearances and public event engagements. He trades under the name 'Entertainingly Different' and his workshops and performances are certainly that, acting as a catalyst rather than a control whilst putting an emphasis on self expression and the process as a whole. His enthusiasm, energy and passion and for his craft is contagious, he makes all his participants feel special and gives everyone the opportunity to shine in their own individual way.
Wednesday 11th August 10am - 4pm (performance 3.30pm) Improvisation and Storytelling Through the use of specially developed games and activities participants will explore improvisation techniques and storytelling skills and learn how important they are in everyday life as well as in the world of theatre and performance. Wear appropriate casual clothing and footwear and please bring an object that means something to you eg. a special toy, a holiday souvenir, a soft toy, a photograph.
Wednesday 18th August 10 am - 4 pm (performance 3.30pm) Physical Theatre and Expressive Movement This workshop will give participants a great understanding of their movement potential and how it can communicate itself as a language. Using specially developed games and activities, the group will first of all learn a variety of skills and techniques before putting them into practice to act out a well known Children's story. Wear loose fitting clothing and sensible footwear.
Wednesday 25th August 10 am- 4 pm (performance 3.30pm) Circus Skills and Slapstick Comedy 'The Circus is coming to Shute' and during the day participants will not only try their hand at feather balancing, plate spinning, hoopla and juggling but they will also learn some clowning skills, techniques and traditions alongside the history of slapstick comedy and how it has influenced theatre and performance over the years from Punch and Judy to Pantomime. Wear loose fitting clothing and appropriate footwear and please bring an unusual/funny hat if you have one.