Come On Down 2009

Day Two.

Today was our Play in a Day workshop. where participants devised, rehearsed and gave a performance in just a few hours. We were joined by students from Northumberland College and Seven Stars in todays activities. Everyone took part in a warm up and games which helped people get to know each other. Then the group broke into smaller groups to devise a story each on a chosen theme. The theme for today, chosen by the group was “Christmas Attitudes” Four scenes were created which looked at Christmas spirit, Greed, Selfishness and Respect. The scenes were then rehearsed, and linked together by characters “Rappin Santa and Elfie” we even had a guest appearance from Bob Geldolf played by Stars own Darren Hutton. costumes and music were added and the day ended with a final performance. Everyone agreed they had had a lovely day where old friendships had been rekindled and new friendships formed.

Come On Down 2009

Day One.

Today was Performance Day, and we were joined at The Isabella Community Centre, Blyth by Bedlington Day Centre who entertained with three exciting and emotional dance routines with a brilliant vocal performance from Neil Driffield. Berwick Northstar came dressed to the nines and regaled us with an excellent recreation of their Ball from earlier in the year, and Alan”Thriller” German from Northstar danced a great tribute to Michael Jackson. Seven Stars premiered their short movie “Robots from Space” and The Pottergate Centre from Alnwick joined us for the day. Thanks to all who came and took part in another great day.

Would you all please take a bow.

LIVES WORTH LIVING

HEADWAY ARTS would like to invite you to a special showcase performance of their production

LIVES WORTH LIVING

4.30-6.00pm 9th November ‘09
At: Cluny 2 36 Lime St, Ouseburn, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Please R.S.V.P either way
Do bring a guest or group – let us know numbers or any other requirements
HeadwayT@aol.com or T: (01670) 351962

This powerful drama looks at the relationship between Mark (Kris Brown) who is learning disabled and facing life alone after his mothers death and his older brother Joe (Steve Byron) who is out of work and unhappy taking on the role of full time carer. Adapted from an original script by Belgrade Theatre Company, Designed & Directed by Alison Walton-Robson, the play joins Mark and elder brother Joe by the sea on the last day of their holiday…

Through the kind support of
The Community Foundation and The Sherburn House Charity,
High schools in the region can book a FREE performance during:
5th Oct –23rd Oct & 2nd Nov – 4th Dec

Schools shows (for years 9/10) are accompanied by a workshop programme exploring issues raised within the piece such as bullying, bereavement, prejudice and being different. A teachers guide gives ideas for Key Stage 3 follow up work in National Curriculum areas Citizenship, PHSE, Drama and English.