All our children's workshops are free and take place in the beautiful grounds of Shute Primary School, unless stated otherwise.
FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 1.00 to 3.00 Creative Writing Workshop with children's author, Kate Scott, at Shute Primary School (this is not open to the general public and is part of our festival outreach)
SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 10:00 to 1:00 & 2:00 to 4:30 Bushcraft with Penny Evans, AONB Education Ranger
2:00 to 3:30 Film Workshop with film makers Lisa Clifford & Cheryl White (advanced booking necessary as spaces limited and minimum age is 8)
SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 10:00 to 1:00 Land Art with artist Leti Littlewood
MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 10:00 to 1:00 Bollywood Dance Class with Raageshwari Loomba Swaroop at Shute Primary School(this is not open to the general public and is part of our festival outreach)
Kate Scott has written over 25 children’s books (trade fiction, educational fiction and non-fiction) and over forty children’s television scripts. She is also a script editor and consultant for children’s film and television; a published/broadcast poet; and a playwright. Spies in Disguise: Boy in Tights won a Lancashire Fantastic Book Award in 2015. Her latest children’s book, Giant, has been shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Award 2017 and nominated for the 2017 FAB Award. Frank Cottrell-Boyce described it as ‘a book that celebrates friendship and the power of being true to yourself’. Another standalone novel, Just Jack, comes out in 2018.
Kate's workshop will help children kickstart creative ideas and introduce them to the joys and challenges of writing stories.
Penny Evans is an education ranger for East Devon District Council. She engages schools, community groups and families in environmental education activities and events in East Devon’s countryside. She helps to make learning outside the classroom interesting and fun, inspiring young and old to value the natural world and spend more time outdoors.
Penny's workshop will engage children in a variety of bushcraft activities. These are weather dependent but may include making bird feeders, mini beast hotels, bee boxes, camp fire bread making, or charcoal making.
Cheryl White is a multi-award winning scriptwriter, director and producer. Her part-animated film Before Babel won ‘Best Sussex and Kent short’ at the inaugural Rye International Film Festival 2015 and ‘Best Film’ and ‘Most Innovative Film’ at the WOW Festival in 2014. She also won ‘Best Film’ at the Edge of the City film festival 2012 for the second in her series of silent films, In Which a Wife Suffers a Loss. Cheryl has also written a number of stage plays, corporate films and animations and training videos.
Lisa Clifford is a freelance journalist who tells the untold stories of people living in countries where the rule of law has broken down. She has wide experience in broadcast and newspaper journalism and has published widely in a variety of media in Europe and North America. She worked at the Financial Times for a number of years in New York and London. She is now focusing principally on documentary film making.
Cheryl and Lisa will be running a children’s film workshops which will explore how to create an idea for a film, plan and film, and then edit it.
Leti Littlewood lives with her husband and three children in Shute. She read Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, a PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge, and took her Masters in History of Art at St John's College, Oxford. Back by popular demand, Leti will again be exploring landscape through art with the children, helping them make their own photograms and land sculptures in the festival grounds. All materials are provided.
RaageshwariLoomba Swaroop is an award winning Indian Singer, Actress, Model and Mindfulness Speaker. She has a distinct fan following that cuts across all age groups thanks to her diverse career. Her pop albums topped every chart, her movies were blockbusters and her MTV career won her the ‘VJ of the year award’. Known as an Icon for the youth by India Today. Raageshwari’s music videos are known for their vibrancy, energy and her cool dance moves.
Join Raageshwari for a crash course in some Bollywood moves. Hips, chest, arms, neck, pelvic and every other part of your body will be raring to go with the fun, energetic Bollywood moves.