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A Busy Monday for Riverbank Arts Centre

It’s a busy Monday morning at Riverbank Arts Centre as we have four separate workshops taking place!

Deirdre O’Leary and John Herne from wind quintet Cassiopeia Winds are hosting a Flute & Clarinet Workshop with primary school students. This interactive music workshop for children that takes place in their classroom. The theme of the workshop is Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin – beautiful music from Cassiopeia Wind’s programme, which will be performed in Riverbank Arts Centre on Wednesday 27th September. The children are given tuned percussion instruments to play with during the workshop.

Secondary school students are with us in the venue this morning for a Fighting Words Workshop. Led by facilitator Pierina Campbell these workshops are free of charge and they offer the opportunity for students to work both as a group and individually in a relaxed, supportive and creative environment. Students have the opportunity to create the first half of a story together as a group with a bit of role play and improvisation. The students then spend the rest of the session finishing the collective story individually or work on their own pieces of writing, advised and encouraged by our team. Students then have the opportunity to share their stories aloud.

Finally, Mark Ball (Artistic Director of Super Paua) is supporting Alexandra Gogan, Abdelmon Nassef and Marta Iwanowska is presenting two in-school workshops on Science & Art.

This workshop will explore, through drama and theatre, how science and art come together. Young people will be asked to share what they know, to dream and speculate to create stories together.

The workshops will be delivered by one of the trainee artist facilitators. These facilitators have received training on developing and delivering creative workshops for young people. One facilitator will facilitate two workshops in a school with two different classes. Each workshop is an hour and a half, with a ten minute break for the young people in the middle. The facilitators have a background in creative writing, acting, and animation and visual art.