Date: 30th November, 2022
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Venue: Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Cost: £50 (including lunch and refreshments)
Peter Wynne-Wilson, the drama artist on the first Moonbeams project in 2002, brings the skills and ideas he has developed in his career as a theatre writer and performer to work creatively with young children. He finds that many of the same approaches he uses in theatre are naturally attuned to storytelling and story-making using drama in the early years. This practical seminar will share approaches to enable you to use drama techniques and provocations in developing language, communication, and creative story-making skills with your children in the early years.
No experience is needed; it will be an engaging and practical workshop and open to all abilities.
Profile: Peter Wynne-Willson is one of the most experienced creators of theatre for young audiences in the UK and has written and directed more than 40 plays for children. Brought up in Birmingham, he has also been a prime mover in a number of key projects in its cultural and educational life, including founding Big Brum Theatre-in-Education Company, and ground-breaking work in theatre for health, writer-in-schools projects and bilingual theatre, pioneering in particular cultural links between the UK and Korea. His interest and specialism in Early Years work started with his own children and then developed with Moonbeams, and as Early Years worker with Birmingham Rep. He has also taught on long and short courses at schools, colleges and universities, and until August he ran the BA in Applied Theatre at BCU.