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Drama Train

ABOUT DRAMA TRAIN 

 

Drama Train is an unincorporated association delivering interactive and engaging workshops to both children and senior people in Wood Green, Haringey.
Since June 2016 we have been running popular story-telling, art and drama workshops for children aged 4-10 at Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green. In 2016 we were given UnLtd award for social entrepreneurs to launch these workshops.
Since November 2017 in cooperation with Community Hub in Wood Green we started delivering engaging and interactive workshops to senior people, some of them suffering from dementia.

ABOUT DRAMA TRAIN AT BIG GREEN BOOKSHOP

Where else to explore the beauty of children’s literature than in the midst of the books in Big Green Bookshop!! Our workshops combine reading books, talking about stories and characters, making props, scenes, dancing, singing and staging a short improvised show at the end of each workshop.

WHY TO WAKE UP EARLY ON SUNDAY MORNING AND JOIN OUR WORKSHOP:

Our 90-min sessions offer every child a possibility to use their creativity, try new art techniques, explore well known and new stories in depth, work in teams, meet new friends, talk, create, sing, dance, perform – in other words to start Sunday in a positive and energising way.

Parents are welcome to stay, join in, support their kids, sometimes play a character and have a cup of tea or coffee with likeminded parents.

ABOUT US:

Ivona has 10 years of combined experience as a primary and secondary school teacher, drama and art classes’ facilitator both abroad and in the UK (including organisations such as Haringey Shed, Jacksons Lane, Open City, Czech School without Borders, London) She is passionate about theatre and promoting art and creativity within local communities. She enjoys providing children and senior people with opportunities to develop their skills and potential, open up their creativity and imagination, in turn building their confidence and social skills.

Adela is a language teacher and she has many years of experience in various fields, for example pantomime, street dance, singing, juggling, yoga, clowning, acrobatics...but her life love is theatre. She used to act and teach drama at Arts Schools. Her passion is based on creativity, movement and sound.

Ivona and Adela are in possession of valid DBS, First Aid and Safeguarding training. 

 

It has been more than 18 months since we started running story-telling, art and drama workshops at Big Green Bookshop. It has been only possible thanks to you!! And obviously thanks to Simon and Tim, who liked the idea and entrusted to us the space and time on Sunday mornings.

We hope you enjoyed the sessions as much as we did. And thanks to you, occasional and regular visitors we have learnt so much, we could improve our sessions and together we have built a lively community of book and fun lovers.

We have also a wonderful surprise for you. Natalia O’Hara, author of a brand new book called, “Hortense and the Shadow”, is joining our session on 4th February. Natalia will read her book, discuss the story and its characters and sign copies. On top of which we will do plenty of fun and creative activities as usual.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/ladybird/books/299908/hortense-and-the-shadow/

You can buy the book in the bookshop on the day of the event.

To be able to continue to deliver our workshops we have decided to introduce a small fee to cover the cost of materials used in sessions and to contribute a percentage as rent for Simon and Tim.

From February 2018, please book your places on http://www.biggreenbookshop.com/index.php?searchStr=drama+train&_a=viewCat&Submit=Go

Fee: 1st child - £3, 2nd child - £2, 3rd child - free

 

Due to limited space in the bookshop, the maximum of participating children is 15 per session.