8 months ago

TT1819 Cultural Catalogue


PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Southbank Centre Project Name Gamelan Workshop About the Project Southbank Centre is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos. It’s the UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes. In 1987, Southbank Centre was privileged to receive a beautiful Javanese percussion orchestra called Gamelan. This was a remarkable gift from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to the people of Great Britain as a gesture of friendship. As in the case of many important Gamelan ensembles, the Gamelan was named ‘Kyai Lebdha Jiwa’ or ‘The Venerable Spirit of Perfection’. Traditionally, Gamelan music is used in Java for a number of different artistic and cultural purposes. The Gamelan can often be found at religious ceremonies, palace rituals and many occasions including weddings, funerals, coming of age ceremonies, village cleansing rituals, celebrations to mark the birth of a new child or important events and birthdays. Students work together to play the Gamelan instrument. Each session explores traditional Javanese repertoire but can be tailored to your specific needs to include composition and performing with an expert tutor. Suitable for KS2-5, up to 20 students per workshop. Suitable for groups of students with SEN. Suitability We can accommodate more students if they share instruments. No previous musical or topic related knowledge is required for these workshops. Dates, Location & Format Workshops are two hours long and available all year round. SEN workshops are 1 hour long. Our Gamelan instrument workshop takes place at Southbank Centre, London. 42

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Learning Outcomes Gamelan activities are both social and musical. They can inspire self-confidence, improve co-ordination and listening skills, encourage team-building and are a great chance to try something new in a relaxed and friendly environment. The introduction to Indonesian culture could contribute to topics which focus on other parts of the world or could contribute to SMSC and British Values sessions. Teacher Commitment & Training What happens at the end? Teachers are responsible for booking all transport to and from the centre, as well as liaising with the Southbank Centre to book dates and time for the session. All workshops are a learning opportunity for the teachers who should be fully present and engaged throughout. Teachers are encouraged to take the learning from any activity back into the classroom, using the resources provided. The workshop acts as a practical learning resource. Other Resources/Support More information can be found online, including videos of the instrument in action on a large scale. These resources could be used to create wrap-around activities in class. £235 (2 hours). Costs £144 for SEN (1 hour). 43