Expressive Arts, What's On

The Expressive Arts Service is dedicated to supporting all pupils to flourish and achieve in and through the arts, contributing to school improvement, pupil attainment and wellbeing.

The service invites schools and settings to participate in an exciting range of professionally led creative learning activities working alongside experienced creative arts practitioners – dancers, actors, artists, storytellers and musicians.

The service provides opportunities for progression and organises regular festivals, events, gigs and concerts to encourage pupils to enjoy and succeed in the arts.

Through the new Arts and Education Network: North Wales and partnerships with arts, culture and heritage organisations schools access resources, specialist advice, continuing professional development (CPD) and a programme of Arts Champions.

Contact us to discuss your pupils, your priorities and how we can best support you.

Dance

ACTIVE, CREATIVE AND INCLUSIVEEVERYBODY DANCES

AMBITIOUS CAPABLE LEARNERS
Creative Dance Festivals

All schools are warmly invited to participate in this well established and much loved celebration. Just choose a date and a venue that suits you best. Select a class and, with the support of our wonderful dance artists, pupils will explore new and challenging experiences to create and perform a short dance. FREE but small contribution to buses required.

HEALTHY CONFIDENT INDIVIDUALS
Dawns Dyno

Practice rock climbing using a climbing wall or a mobile bouldering cube. Re-combine the gestures, shapes and feelings in dance sessions. Each residency is tailored to the age of the pupils and the climbing facilities available and so can be offered to KS2, 3 & 4. £200

WELSH CHARTER
Dance and Poetry

Project for primary pupils to practice listening, understanding and speaking Welsh and use their choice of poem as inspiration for an original piece of creative dance. £200

INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION
Let’s Dance
A lively introductory workshop for pupils of any age linked to your curriculum, class theme or project. £45

Drama

CREATIVE LEARNING – Be Inspired!
Story Making, Story Writing, Oracy, Literacy, Numeracy and History for a class or school

Love Books
Foundation Phase
Developing language & communication skills through books for the youngest pupils. £42 per workshop / £110 for 3

Number Wizard / Count Down
Foundation Phase / KS2
Numeracy projects using immersive drama: Telling the time, Handling Money, Number bonding to 10 & 20 and more! £200

Storyteller / Telling Tales
Foundation Phase / KS2
Adventure for Foundation Phase pupils and a quest for those in KS2. Devoted to the outcomes of the LNF these projects are particularly helpful for pupils with SLCN. £200

Castles and Dragons
Year 3 & 4
Start with a bang! Pupils create dragon keeper characters, journey to find the eggs and prove their ability to rear a dragon. Write in character and develop a story line to take back to class. £45

Shipwrecked
KS2
Inspire pupils to write better stories and use the project as a starting point for free writing exercises.
A 2-workshop project focused on building a great story by developing a theme, a character, motivation and a story-line. £80

It’s Cora’s World War Too!
KS2
Meet Cora, evacuated to Colwyn Bay from Liverpool, and follow her funny, fascinating story of finding new friends. £45

Time Traveller
KS2
Zip forwards and backwards in time and be an eye witness at key events in history: Become Egyptian Priests, Roman soldiers, Suffragette Emily Davidson or British and German soldiers in the trenches during WWI on Christmas Day £45

Art

ENRICHMENT
Eleri Jones and Wendy Couling – Artists
Eleri and Wendy have years of experience working as Freelance Artists, delivering Art projects to pupils from Nursery to Year 12 in schools across North Wales. As practicing Artists they can offer Printmaking, Painting and Drawing, Collage, 3D; in fact they are able to deliver a wide variety of workshops on any chosen theme so get in touch with your ideas. A one-off workshop or a longer residency to complement and enrich the national curriculum and provide inspiration for pupils and teachers alike.

Urdd Eisteddfod
Explore the theme through a variety of media.

PARTICIPATION
Criw Celf
Art clubs for children and young people in year 6, 7 or 8who have shown talent and/or a special interest in art. Artist led master classes, art trips, quality materials, exhibitions.
Siân E Young 01492 575572 sian.young@conwy.gov.uk

Mostyn
12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno
Wales’ leading gallery of Contemporary Art Gallery visits & learning activities including Mostyn Ninjas for young artists.
01492 868197 Naomi@mostyn.org

Royal Cambrian Academy
Crown Lane, Conwy
An artist led centre for artistic excellence in Wales
Gallery visits & educational workshops including Saturday Art Club for primary school pupils and their families.
01492 593413 education@rcaconwy.org

Music

TWO NEW PROJECTS TO EXCITE AND INSPIRE!

CREATIVE COMPOSITION

Use percussion rhythms to create, notate and perform original music. Supporting all pupils and teachers to compose, inspired by Welsh music. ‘All pupils were hooked from the start.’ With Carol Thomas 2 classes, 4 × 2 hour workshops £400.

AUDIO HUB

Using Digital Audio Technology we’re calling on all young musicians, singers, beatboxers, rappers…engineers and producers. Transform your school into a professional mobile recording studio. 2 days with Scott McDonald Smith £400.

INFORMED CITIZENSWORLD MUSIC

AFRICAN DRUMMING
Techniques and rhythms with Carol using her authentic djembe drums, a real flavour of world music for all ages. £200 / £120

SAMBA BAND
Carnival time with a variety of traditional shakers, beaters, scrapers, whistles and drums and feel the thrill of these intoxicating beats! With Carol Thomas. £200 / £120

PARTNERSHIP, ACHIEVEMENT AND EXCELLENCE

WNO / CÂNSING
The big annual celebration of singing with guests from WNO.

BBC NOW CONCERTS
Stunning classical music especially chosen for primary schools.

URDD GOBAITH CYMRU
Young musicians, ensembles and schools compete and excel supported by the Conwy Music Service.

Poetry Storytelling

SUPPORTING LITERACY

Conwy Library Service
Author visits, Summer Reading Challenge and special events such as World Book Day from our Library Service.
01492 576139 library@conwy.gov.uk

Llandudno Museum
Magical global and local collections to inspire and engage, telling the stories of this area and beyond by involving you in learning hands-on style from the collections. So get creative, bring the past to life for your pupils and help them glean the wonder and significance of their local history.

Storytelling
Have a morning or a whole day listening to stories and making up your own in Welsh or English linked to your class theme or topic and developing oracy, reading and writing. £200 / £120

Young Storyteller of Wales
If you are a young storyteller aged between 7 and 18 years of age, take part in Young Storyteller of Wales. You can tell your story in Welsh, in English or bilingually, and enter alone, as a duo or group of three and there is no entry fee. info@venuecymru.co.uk