Hope Mill Theatre Youth Outreach

Clever Cogs – Weekly sessions for 2–4-year-olds and their grown-ups!

April 19th Jungle Adventure

April 26th Witches and Wizards

May 3rd  Teddy Bears Picnic

May 10th People Who Help Us

Focusing on song, storytelling and movement, each week our Clever Cogs will journey through an interactive story with themed games, songs and dances.

The sessions are themed, so feel free to dress up, get creative or just come along for a sing-song and a story!

Sessions will be weekly during term time, 10:00 – 10:30am.

These sessions will initially start on Zoom until safe to meet up in person

Please ensure you book your place, as we will send you the Zoom link to join on the morning of the event.

 

Clever Cogs Junior – Easter Holiday sessions

Join us for some Easter fun on Zoom! The events are suitable for our Clever Cogs Pre-School children and their Infant school-aged siblings.

April 9th – Under the Sea
April 16th – Animal Adventure

Each class will journey through an interactive story with themed games, songs and dances that you can join in with from the comfort of your own home.

The sessions are themed, so feel free to dress up, get creative or just come along for a sing-song and a story!

Sessions will run from 10:00 – 10:45am.

Please ensure you book your place, as we will send you the Zoom link to join on the morning of the event.

 

Play Reading

Hope Mill Theatre’s YOUNG PEOPLE’s Play Reading Club Play reading in LOCKDOWN!

Open to 13–18-year-olds from all backgrounds and you don’t have to be an actor to come and enjoy reading a variety of genres and plays old and new – but we are sure you’ll feel like one afterwards.

Next Play reading:  Sunday 25th April 2021 (Live) 11am – 12.30pm (over ZOOM)

Reading The Sad Club by Luke Barnes*

This is a musical about depression and anxiety. It’s a collection of monologues, songs and duologues from all over time and space exploring what about living in this world stops us from being Happy and how we might go about tackling those problems.

Hosted by Naomi Albans

Please ensure you book your place

*Please note there is some bad language in this piece. However, it was written for the National Theatre Connection programme which creates plays for teenagers.

Schools

We are thrilled to be able to offer free workshops to nurseries, schools and colleges. Through our workshops, children will work with industry practitioners and learn about and be inspired by the world of theatre!

For more information about workshops and how to book, please email theatreschool@hopemilltheatre.co.uk.

 

The following workshops are available over Zoom, or live if your school’s Covid-19 risk assessment allows it:

 

Pre-School

Clever Cogs Pre-School – Focusing on song, storytelling and movement, each week our
Clever Cogs will journey through an interactive story with themed games, songs and dances.
Themes include space, monsters, superheroes, fairy tales, under the sea, and many more.
The sessions encourage inclusion, confidence and musicality. These sessions are available either as a one-off or as regular sessions for nursery-aged
children.

Ages 4+

Clever Cogs Junior – Building on the skills learnt in our pre-school sessions, our Junior workshops begin to look at the world of musical theatre through story, games and scripts.
These sessions are available either as a one-off or as regular sessions for Infant-aged children.

Ages 7+

Our Intermediate level workshops focus on the building blocks to performing. Our
experienced practitioners will guide students through sessions focused on the following
themes:

  • Listening – improvisation and exercises to develop listening and responding
  • Character – stock characters through to Naturalism, the building blocks to build your
    character.

Ages 13+

Our Senior level workshops aim to give students a firm understanding of the role of the
Actor and the skills needed to progress in the industry. Our experienced practitioners will
guide students through sessions focused on the following themes:

  • Acting Fundamentals 1: Tell me what you want – this workshop starts to think about
    objectives and the way a character can try and achieve a goal
  • Acting Fundamentals 2: Scene Study – applying the work from the Acting
    Fundamentals 1 workshop to scripts
  • Approaching your Shakespeare Speech
  • Improvisation
  • Acting through song

 

Live Only*

After School Clubs are available in 6 week/half-term blocks. These sessions will culminate in

A short performance for parents/carers at the end of the block. You can book a block of six
weeks focused on one of the following areas:

  • Acting – each week will focus on a different style or technique
  • Musical Theatre – looking at a selection of scenes, songs and dances from different
    musicals
  • Shakespeare – working on an edited/story-telling version of The RSC’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

More themes will be available from September 2021.

*A full Covid-19 risk assessment will need to be in place.

Privacy and GDPR Statement

Hope Mill Theatre School operates under the Factory of Creativity/Hope Mill Theatre Privacy Policy
https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/privacy-policy.

In addition to this statement, HMTS will use information about individual children and families in certain documents such as, a weekly register, medication information, SEN support documents and examination documentation. These documents include data such as children’s names, date of birth and emergency contact numbers. These records are shredded after the relevant retention period.

HMTS stores personal data held visually in photographs or video clips or as sound recordings. No names are stored with images in photo albums, displays, on the website or on social media sites without express permission.

Access to the HMTS email account and HMTS students Personal Data, is password protected and is not available to members of the public or other members of the School. When a member of staff leaves the School ensures these passwords are changed in line with this policy. Any portable data storage used to store personal data, e.g. the HMTS Ipad are password protected and stored in a locked cupboard.

You have the right to request the deletion of your data where there is no compelling reason for its continued use. However, HMTS has a legal duty to keep student and parents details for the timescales
outlined below:
• Registers should be kept for three years
• Accident/incident and any child protection incident documentation should be kept until the
date of the child’s 26th birthday
• All other information will be removed once the child leaves the school.

In matters of safeguarding and child protection cases HMTS has a duty to share information with the
relevant authorities.