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Digital classes, workshops and more from 30 March

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Creative online sessions for all ages.

Last week launched our first week of creative online sessions to support our community whilst they can't access our provision.

We're pleased to announce that we will be continuing these online sessions and have prepared another exciting week of activities across all ages, with even more content to keep you creative and connected at this time. This includes new sessions such as Clay with Cáit, Dare to Dance with NOCTURN, and we will also be announcing weekly challenges across all ages, so keep an eye on our website next week for more details.

Do I need to book for these sessions?

At this moment in time, Rhyme and Shine is our only event that is a live session and is bookable online. Other content will be provided as pre-recorded videos and released onto our homepage on the release day for you to enjoy in your own time.

Our team have been busy planning lots of exciting video blogs, blogs and all kinds of other things to help with home schooling, to support your wellbeing and to hopefully bring a smile to your face.

We will be releasing new material all the time, so keep an eye on our various channels over the coming days and weeks.

Workshops w/c 30 March

Monday 30 March

Armchair Reviewers Club - An Introduction - pre-recorded video accessible from website homepage
With so much online theatre content now available to keep us all entertained whist we’re staying in, we would like to invite you join the Armchair Reviewers Club. You might be a seasoned theatre goer or a first time attender, it doesn’t matter, we can all enjoy some of the best theatre of recent times from the comfort of our living rooms and share our thoughts on the experience. On this day we will be releasing a video to explain how the club works ahead of this week's first show National Theatre's barnstorming comedy, One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, which you can view on Youtube on Thursday 2 April.

Learning Challenge of the Week - pre-recorded video and blog accessible from website homepage
We’ll be setting your family a fun challenge that you can complete at home each week to help you in your home schooling effort. The first of these challenges will be to design a logo for you school, but not the one you usually go to, your new Home school! Then submit your entry to us and you could be in for winning a very special prize! Stay tuned for more info.

Creative Challenge of the Week - pre-recorded video and blog accessible from website homepage
Our Learning team are busy coming up with ways to keep you creative at home. We’ll be setting you a challenge each week to keep you busy and creative. All with items readily available at home.

Tuesday 31 March

Rhyme and Shine - interactive session via Zoom
Rhyme and Shine is a popular singing session that typically takes place in our Learning Centre for parents/ carers and babies aged 2 and under. Becci will be streaming a session which you can enjoy in the comfort of your home, via the online app Zoom. Find out more

Wednesday 1 April

Infant Youth Theatre - interactive session via Zoom at 10.30am
Live online session to continue support for participants of Corn Exchange Youth Theatre.

Exploring Shakespeare - Mr Shakespeare’s Marvellous Monologues - pre-recorded video accessible from website homepage
Corn Exchange Creative Learning Practitioner Ed Jaspers takes you through some of the great Shakespeare speeches, explaining the background and context and giving you insights into what Shakespeare – and the character – are up to. This week will be looking at the opening speech from Henry V - 'Oh for a muse of fire!' Perfect for those in Year 9 or working towards their GCSEs or A-levels, but will also appeal to any adults interested in learning more about the playwright and his work.

Thursday 2 April

Junior Youth Theatre (School years 3 - 6) - interactive session via Zoom at 10.30am
Live online session to continue support for participants of Corn Exchange Youth Theatre.

Intermediate Youth Theatre - interactive session via Zoom at 2pm
Live online session to continue support for participants of Corn Exchange Youth Theatre.

Clay with Cáit - pre-recorded video accessible from website homepage
Join The Base resident artist Cáit Gould in the first installment of our free pre-recorded video series, Clay with Cáit. This first tutorial will show simple instructions on how to make a bowl or dish using air dry clay with equipment you have at home. Whether you are wanting to try something new or develop your skills using clay, Cáit’s accessible instruction and demonstration provides the perfect activity for children or adults to stay creative with clay at home.

Our Song - creative materials sent to care homes that we work with
Our Song is a music project which supports people with a variety of needs to gain access to the benefits that music can bring to their general wellbeing. We will be recording these sessions and sending them out to care homes locally, as well as those who attend our Memory Café, so we can stay in touch.

Armchair Reviewers Club - Watch the Show
Following on from Monday's video explaining the Armchair Reviewers Club, join us on Thursday to watch the show. We'd love you submit your thoughts, either on social media or by emailing getinvolved@cornexchangenew.co.uk by Monday 6 April and we'll deliver the verdict on Tuesday 7 April.

The first show in our programme will be the National Theatre's barnstorming comedy, One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean which you can view on Youtube.

Junior Youth Theatre (School years 7 - 9) - interactive session via Zoom at 10.30am
Live online session to continue support for participants of Corn Exchange Youth Theatre.

Alphabetland - pre-recorded video accessible from website homepage
Our Early Years and Education Officer will be recording 10 minutes of songs, rhymes and games, which will be uploaded onto our website.

Dare to Dance - pre-recorded video accessible from website homepage
Our popular dance group for over 55s led by NOCTURN’s John Darvell will be available in a series of online sessions you can take part in at home. John’s sessions are fun creative and a great way to stay active. Why not make a Dare to Dance session your exercise for the day?

Saturday 4 April

Art exercises to do at home - pre-recorded video accessible from website homepage
Develop your skills further with our series of Afternoon Art online classes. In this next installment, The Base resident artist Richard Francis Bellin will explore a different theme of landscape and seascape painting, offering simple and accessible techniques to enable you to continue your own creativity at home.

Sunday 5 April

Little Story Sundays - pre-recorded video accessible from website homepage.
Another one of our popular Learning Centre sessions will be available for you and your family to enjoy online. Focussing on a favourite children’s story each time, you’ll find ways to explore the story through games and craft activities. Come and find out what story we will be learning about this week…

Launching soon...

We’ll also be adapting two of our most popular projects into a series of activities for you to take part in at home. My Perspectives is a fantastic photography project for complete beginners and more experiences photographers alike, so simple it can all be achieved on a smartphone camera. And Wellbeing Warriors is a series of activities for you to support your child’s wellbeing and build their resilience. Lots of brilliant activities and tips to complete together and to provide some support in these challenging times.

Know someone who doesn’t have access to the internet? Let us know and we will call them or post them with some activities to enjoy. Email getinvolved@cornexchangenew.co.uk

Or, why not tell us what you'd like to see next!