In-school Workshop

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In this workshop which is particularly suited to music and/or psychology students, we will discuss the impact of music on physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing, according to current research in music psychology. Students will be asked to consider the meaning of ‘wellbeing’, as well as explore current models of wellbeing and how these relate…
This interactive workshop designed for music and/or drama students will explore movement in relation to music. Students will have the opportunity to play the role of both an ‘improvisor’ (on any instrument) and a ‘responder (through movement). Together we will explore movement in relation to various musical features, including tempi, volume and rhythm and discuss…
This workshop will allow students to engage with and create protest posters based on issues which they care about to demonstrate the link between visual culture, social change and activism. By looking at posters from the Black Panther movement, the student movement calling for gun control in the USA, Soviet posters and youth climate strike,…
This taster session will outline what it means to be a ‘Citizen Journalist’ in the digital age, and what it is that might motivate an individual to take up this role. Students will be asked to question the trustworthiness and reliability of mainstream media news, and to compare these dominant news forms with everyday citizens’…
In this workshop students will be introduced to surrealism and start to think about how it seeks to depict and incorporate the idea of the subconscious in art by focusing on surrealist dreamscapes. They will think about their own dreams through a surrealist activity of automatic drawing. Students will also be introduced to definitions of…
Why do we love to read stories about detectives? This session will explore two very different short stories by writers of detective fiction – Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple Tells a Story” – to examine the rules of detective fiction and the detective’s role in contemporary…
In this workshop students will be encouraged to think about collage as a creative medium and its capacity for critical reflection and as a means of representation. Students will be introduced to different artistic examples of collage (e.g. Dada, Kara Walker, Lubaina Himid) and how this medium has been and continues to be used in…
In this 45-60 minute workshop, the historical events leading up to the formation of the modern State of Israel will be explored, as well as the ensuing conflict. The issues involved in the continuing conflict in the region will also be focussed upon. The session covers issues related to both history and religious studies –…
This interactive session will engage students with two key questions: why are writers compelled to write about violence? And how can they represent violence in an ethical and truthful way? We’ll look at selected poems by Northern Irish poets Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson to examine representations of the Troubles. For more information please email…
This workshop asks students to think about ways in which the climate crisis is affecting or changing the way artists may be making work. By looking at artists working today around themes of the environment, nature, and social change, students will be able to learn about different ways artists have responded to the natural world;…