A trial excavation of The Curtain a few years ago. Photo by MOLA. Archaeologist will draw back the curtain on the remains of Shakespeare’s early play house where Romeo and Juliet were first performed. Read the article here. http://londonist.com/2016/03/shakespeare-events
This is an awesome clip with Michael Rosen on how Shakespeare’s work sounded at the time of being written. It is great as loads of the rhymes make sense and take Shakespeare away from the ‘posh’ accent that sometimes put student off. Enjoy… Click here to go to the clip
Reading this article by Tom Sutcliffe I agreed and then thought well, we actually adapt the plays to introduce them to children!? Our hope is, I suppose, that once they understand the fun of the plays as theatre shows they will explore the language and enter the world of Shakespeare much like any other fantasy … Read more
Andrew Marr presents a special edition of Start the Week, celebrating the later life and works of William Shakespeare. Recorded at the Globe’s candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the actor Simon Russell Beale and Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole discuss the late romances. The writer Jeanette Winterson explores her personal connection to The Winter’s Tale, and the … Read more
The Shakespeare Algorithm Here is an interesting article from The New Yorker by Alastair Gee. The original article is here. In 1727, a writer and editor named Lewis Theobald was preparing to unveil “Double Falsehood,” a tragicomedy that he said was based on manuscripts of a lost play by Shakespeare. “The good old Master of … Read more
This is Rammy spoke to Paul Jenkins of Splats Theatre Company who are going to be performing a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Summerseat Woods. The tickets for the event, if they have not all sold out by the time of this podcast are available at Ramsbottom Library (link below) for £7 … Read more
This a great article highlighting the benefits of circus. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33277907
Coming from the town of Waterlooville the battle of Waterloo was always present in my childhood imagination but I found later that it wasn’t only those brave few who held they’re nerve in front charging horses that won the battle. The legend of our town went that these soldier disembarked from Portsmouth, drank their wages up the hill and … Read more
Driving home with my family from a theme park I suddenly swerved and shouted ‘Runnymede.’ I regained control of the car. My family asked perplexed what was up. ‘This is Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed’ I yelped. ‘The what???!!!’ they asked. ‘The Magna Carta, the big paper, you know when the Barons and … Read more
Watch our very own Aron Trausti star in this new play ‘ Moments’ an exciting premiere of this fascinating Icelandic play. Visit crouchendfestival.org
Go and see this site specific production by our very own Mark Duncan of ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare. It is a really inventive interpretation in an adventure playground. Catch it over the next two weekends and it’s free.
Have a listen to this amazing talk with Peter Brook about his groundbreaking production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What it helps us understand is how the view of Shakespeare’s play as historically fixed entities has opened up, that we set can them anywhere . As Judi Dench says’ you can’t mess about with Chekov, … Read more
How many times have you seen a politician going in or out of number 10 Downing street? Is the number 10 straight? Why are the walls black? Are all the chairs perfectly lined up in the Cabinet Room? Whose picture is everyone given a postcard of when leaving? What does it say about the British? … Read more
This video is about Vikings, Saxons, Normans. It is Mountifchet Castle an early Norman wooden castle but a good way to see how the Saxon and Vikings ways of living for primary schools history visit.
Circus town word search and colour
Jungle book masks, idea, articles for Jungle Project inspiration.
Creative ideas, videos, resources for our Computer Science Shows.
A fascinating video of Simon Peyton Jones’ talk at TEDxExeter 2014.
The greatest Toy collection – probably! The most wonderful collection of toys that would grace any museum – love it. A collector who lives with thousands of toys crammed into suitcases in his London flat has become a Youtube hit. Tim Rowett – “Tim the Toyman” as he calls himself – has been collecting toys … Read more
How to draw… robots Imagine Festival Takeover: Illustrator and artist Jon Burgerman reveals how to draw robots. Happy robot creating everyone! Say hello to your teacher for this how to draw robots lesson – meet artist and illustrator Jon Burgerman who has designed everything from the crazy characters seen everywhere at the Imagine Children’s Festival to lunchboxes. So … Read more
Great imagination and theatrical fun Can you work out how this is done? Les Kiriki – Acrobates
Here’s a great little series from the BBC I found whilst researching our Jungle Book show Vivienne Parry presents the science behind some of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories Including: 1. How the Whale Got His Throat 2. How the Leopard Got His Spots 3. The Beginning of the Armadillos 4. How the Rhinoceros … Read more
Just reading Bernard Cribbins talk about children’s TV being too fast and noisy made me think of a very thought provoking article written by the late, great Oliver Postgate of Bagpuss fame. In this article entitled DOES CHILDREN’S TELEVISION MATTER? Oliver Postgate concludes, Finally, let me offer you the following serious thought. Suppose, if you … Read more