On 15 April, via the African Women Playwrights' Network project, Yvette Hutchison launched Woza Africa: Theatre in the African Context, a free digital education resource which she designed with Kenyan playwright JC Niala and Public Engagement Consultant Flo Swann, to introduce teachers, theatre groups and students around the world to a wide range of African approaches to storytelling, alongside historic and cultural frames of reference.
It has had good take-up, with some 82 schools, theatre groups, public sector organisations and Universities from 19 countries uploading it so far. Theatres like the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry and Birmingham Mac have signalled their intent to use it with their youth drama groups.
So please use or pass on the link to anyone who you think may want to explore aspects of theatre specific to the African contexts, especially with the challenges of remote teaching and home schooling right now https://warwick.ac.uk/awpn
Dr Chris Bilton from the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies shares industry thoughts on the current pandemic
If you're looking for a break from your assignments, light boredom relief, or a way to keep your family occupied, you're in the right place!
Each week of term we'll be posting a challenge for you to attempt over the weekend - please do share your creations with us and we'll post them on the Student Opportunity Instagram page for others to marvel at too!
Warwick Enterprise Summer Programme – Week 3
Register now for our live webinars on how Design Thinking and Problem-Based Learning can help you develop and refine your ideas – delivered by Warwick staff and students! We also have an inspiring story about a recent Warwick start-up, an uplifting TED Circle about ‘where joy hides and how to find it’, an Amazon voucher prize draw, and lots of other great resources that can be accessed by all Warwick students, staff, and alumni.
Student Opportunities are promoting their Global Connections club which meets for regular virtual catch ups. They have also set up a Global Challenge for weekend activities:
Global Challenge www.warwick.ac.uk/globalconnections/challenge
Global Connections Club events www.warwick.ac.uk/globalconnections
The wildlife survey information is now online and is available for students to view and download. There is some background blurb on the webpage as well as detailed information about how to get involved and undertake the campus surveys. In addition there are identification guides and survey sheets for download.