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Woza AfricaOn 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

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The Young Producers, run by China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre

Young Producers is a programme that has brought a group of 16-21 year olds together in an opportunity to not only learn the art of producing, but to work together and create a festival. Three students from your Theatre Department at Warwick University are actually part of this programme and would love for you to share it with your students.

Due to Covid-19, our initial idea had to be rethought. We are now putting on RECLAIMED - a three day digital arts festival by, with and for young people, to showcase three different art forms, Dance, Poetry, and Theatre.

For our theatre showcase, we are looking for 16-21 year old artists that already have created theatre, but haven’t had a chance to share it. The pieces can be between 2 and 15 minutes long. After watching all the pieces sent to us, the young artists who are chosen will have the opportunity to show their work as a part of our festival, be in with the chance of winning a £50 gift voucher (audience vote), have it introduced by an industry professional and speak to that professional in an exclusive online Q&A. We were wondering if you might know anyone who would be interested in this opportunity. This email is a call out for theatre submissions but feel free to browse our website for information on the poetry and dance submissions.

Further info can be accessed on our website and social media pages (https://bit.ly/YPReclaimed).

Deadline to send your application form (https://form.jotform.com/201383336001037) and submit your theatre video is 11:59pm Friday 5 June.


Outcomes from The body, making & (s)languaging Workshop

For anyone that might be interested in learning more about the outcomes of our workshop The body, making & (s)languaging last month @ Birmingham Rep, here is a little film and blog post covering it: https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/blog/exploring-multilingualism/performing-languages-we-live


Dr. Yvette Hutchison launches Woza Africa! Educational Resource

The resource that explores theatre in the African context, led to 1177 hits of the projects Facebook page in two hours of its release with dozens of registrations in the first hour.


Warwick announces new £10 million Warwick Scholars programme for up to 500 Midlands young people each year

The University of Warwick announced today (Tuesday 14th May 2019) a transformational new £10 million social mobility programme - Warwick Scholars - that aims to change the lives of hundreds of Midlands young people who have the potential to study at Warwick, one of the world’s top 100 ranked universities, but who may face social or economic barriers to entering Warwick.

Tue 14 May 2019, 16:00 | Tags: Student Widening Participation Undergraduate Funding

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