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TT1819 Cultural Catalogue


PRIMARY-SPECIFIC OFFERS Lyrici Arts Project Name Storytelling Workshops About the Project Lyrici Arts was founded in 2016 and is a Kent based organisation which works in partnership with local organisations and authorities to address Black Minority Ethnic (BME) diversity inclusion via arts programming. The name Lyrici means 'of Literature, Art or Music - expressing the writer's emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way'. Our remits include festivals and community events, theatre shows and professional development. African and Caribbean storytelling is a theatrical experience of words, music, costumes and movement. These workshops are led by Olusola Oyeleye - an awardwinning writer, director and producer working in opera, music theatre, visual arts and dance. There are two options available: 1. How music came to the world: African Storytelling How Music Came to the World is a 60 minute interactive storytelling experience for children aged between 5-11, created to ignite children’s imaginations. Olusola explains the African story of how music came to the world, followed by a playful exploration where children and adults can dress up in traditional African clothes, dance and play traditional musical instruments. 2. Crick Crack Tales from the Caribbean This is a 60 minute workshop of Caribbean tales featuring all the favourites: Anansi the Spiderman, Brer Rabbit and Tortoise. All of the stories are told with music and dance. This workshop includes a playful exploration of Caribbean instruments, stories and songs. It also introduces children to the Caribbean traditions of starting stories and local greetings. All of the stories include elements of moral or trickster lessons. You can select one or both of the workshop options. These workshop options are also available with an accompanying musician for an additional cost. Musician Adesose Wallace is an internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has played with 66

PRIMARY-SPECIFIC OFFERS many of the great African musicians including the late Hugh Masekela. Instruments include the following drums: djembe, Iya Ilu (talking drums), balafon, mbira, kora. As well as accompanying the storytelling, the musician will teach children and teachers traditional rhythms and songs. Music is an integral part of the traditional storytelling experience: it creates an emotional and structural bridge to the dramatic written world. Rhythms tell stories with sounds, unlocking history, culture and tradition. Suitability Suitable for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. These workshops happen in-school and can happen at any time across the year. Booking at least several weeks in advance is essential. Dates, Location & Format Up to 30 young people can take part per workshop. Schools can select from Option 1 or 2, or both, and then whether to include the musician as an additional cost. These activities could act as a stimulus for creative writing and Literacy. Olusola can also work with the teacher to tailor-make session objectives to link into certain themes from across the curriculum, if requested. How Music Came to the World Learning Outcomes Developing public speaking and performance skills, raising self-esteem. Awareness of African culture and traditions, including clothing. Crick Crack Tales Building confidence in public speaking, improvisation and in drama skills. Introducing children to parables, to illustrate a moral life lesson. Teacher Commitment & Training To be in direct correspondence with Lyrici and be prepared to organise the logistics of the workshop/s prior to the visit. Teachers need to be present and willing to participate in the storytelling sessions. The activity encourages teacherstudent bonding and acts as a tool for teacher CPD. What happens at the end? Teachers are encouraged to take the learning from any activity back into the classroom, using the resources provided during the workshop/s. 67