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‘Kids’ Panel’ - Open Callout to Artists

KEY TIMINGS:


24th April, 5pm

Closing date for applicants



w/c 12th May

Kids' Panel presentations



w/c 14th July

Performances of chosen work

Tickets:






‘Kids’ Panel’ - Open Callout to Artists

Applications invited for a childrens' show, to be chosen by children!

The Nightingale in Brighton has been working with Year 1 pupils at Saint Luke’s Primary School, Brighton on a project to excite them about theatre and to get them to think about what is the nature of theatre in all its forms. We’d like them to have an opinion, and we’d like to help support them in choosing what THEY would like to see! Sophia Walls from Bootworks Theatre has already delivered workshops with three classes of 5-6 year olds to begin this process.

We are now pleased to invite applications from companies / artists who are making, or who have made work for children for this age range.

We have been encouraging the children to think broadly about what theatre means to them. They know that ‘shows’ might involve acting, dancing, singing, music. When asked about what they would like a show to be about, themes such as Pirates, Space, Animals (sea creatures, dinosaurs, birds, bears and cats were mentioned) come high on the list!

The Nightingale is asking for applications from companies / artists with a show of up to one hour in length appropriate for Year I pupils (5-6 years old).

24th April
Application deadline

w/c 12th May
Kids’ Panel. Three works will be shortlisted to make a 10 minute presentation to the children of Year 1 at St Luke’s school, Brighton, preceded by a short introduction by Sophia Walls detailing the style and genre of the piece.
The children will then choose the piece they most want to see in full.

w/c 14th July The chosen piece will performed in full to the children across all infant year groups (reception, years 1 & 2) of St Luke’s Primary. This will require three performances of the work, probably across consecutive days.

The Nightingale will pay for:
Return travel to Brighton for each selected company / artist presenting an excerpt.
Return travel to Brighton for the performance by the chosen company / artist.
A fee of £500 for the chosen company / artist.

This project aims to give children the autonomy to talk about and experience theatre, as well as to challenge their conceptions about what theatre is and can be. The children will be given support in articulating their evaluative processes for selecting work, and once the kids’ panel has chosen the work to be performed in full, they will look at ways to market the performances to the school.

APPLICATION PROCESS (One side of A4 only):
Please give a short biography and outline the work that you would like to present to the Kids’ Panel. Please include a statement about why you make work for children, and why you think it is important to address young audiences. Please include relevant website / video links.

Please send your application to Kate Gowar, kate@nightingaletheatre.co.uk and mark the subject line St Luke’s Kids’ Panel.

We look forward very much to receiving applications.

the Nightingale Social # 5

26th March

7.30-10pm

Dining Room

Tickets:
Free (£3 Suggested donations welcome)


the Nightingale presents

the Nightingale Social # 5

Hosted by kicking_k in association with New Writing South and the Nightingale

The Nightingale Social is a monthly mini-conference for Brighton's dramatic types to network (or just mingle) ...

Simply show up, collect a colour-coded badge (to let others know if you're a writer, an actor, a director - or whatever other theatrical role) and allow us to start connecting you. This month will be the last in this venue - to tell you why, there will be a Q+A with the Nightingale's Artistic Director Steven Brett.

A TALK, MOST ERUDITE

Tuesday 25th March

7.30pm – 9.00pm

Dining Room

Tickets:
£5/£3

BUY TICKETS

Or call Brown Paper 24/7 on 0800 411 8881

Subject to availability there may be tickets on the door 30 minutes before the event

the Nightingale presents

A TALK, MOST ERUDITE

Variety Workshops for Your Delectation

Lead by Ivan Fabrega and Paschale Straiton from Red Herring and The Ragroof Players

In which we’ll share stories about the eccentric acts and weirdly wonderful performers who have graced the stages and streets of our saucy seaside resort, from the Theatre Royal to the Palace Pier, the twisting Laines to the Promenade. The evening will include reminiscences from various characters that we have interviewed along the way as well as video clips of the best of Brighton’s entertainers.

Comic Patter and Clowning Workshop

Sunday 16th March

11.30am - 5.00pm

Dining Room

Tickets:
£5/£3

BUY TICKETS

Or call Brown Paper 24/7 on 0800 411 8881

Subject to availability there may be tickets on the door 30 minutes before the event

the Nightingale presents

Comic Patter and Clowning Workshop

Variety Workshops for your Delectation

Lead by Ivan Fabrega and Paschale Straiton from Red Herring and The Ragroof Players

Lead by Paschale Straiton of Red Herring Productions who has 15 years experience of clowning and has worked extensively with Gerry Flanagan and Mick Barnfather. Brighton is synonymous with fun and frivolity and has boasted its fair share of comics, from Max Miller – our very own Cheeky Chappy, through to Count Arthur Strong and Jo Neary. We will learn about joke structure, work through some fun exercises together to generate some good 'uns and explore how to sock it to ‘em.

Sunday 9th March

11.30-5pm

Dining Room

Tickets:
£5/£3

BUY TICKETS

Or call Brown Paper 24/7 on 0800 411 8881

Subject to availability there may be tickets on the door 30 minutes before the event

the Nightingale presents

ECCENTRIC DANCING WORKSHOP

Variety Workshops for Your Delectation

Lead by Ivan Fabrega and Paschale Straiton from Red Herring and The Ragroof Players

Learn how to wiggle and waggle in the most ridiculous ways, taking inspiration from Music Hall veterans to hip performance artists. We will look at numbers and techniques of some of the greatest proponents of the genre such as Max Miller, Harry Champion and of course Wilson, Keppel and Betty with their famous sand dance.

Novelty Music Making Workshop

Sunday 2nd March

11.30am - 5.00pm

Dining Room

Tickets:
£5/£3

BUY TICKETS

Or call Brown Paper 24/7 on 0800 411 8881

Subject to availability there may be tickets on the door 30 minutes before the event

the Nightingale presents

Novelty Music Making Workshop

Variety Workshops for your Delectation

Join us for a series of practical workshops, which will introduce the work of some wonderful local characters. We will learn some routines and explore performance techniques with a 21st century twist, having a lot of fun in the process.

Musical novelty acts have always been a mainstay of the variety and popular entertainment tradition - musical saws, bottle orchestras and Les Dawson's off-key piano routine, through to Stomp and the Lost and Found Orchestra. We will play with some simple musical elements that can turn a novice into a maestro and will investigate how music can provide structure for a comic number. Lead by Toby Park from Spymonkey

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