- THEATRE IN EDUCATION
- DANCE WORKSHOP
- WORKSHOPS - SUPPORTING THE CURRICULUM
- Create group or whole class compositions.
- Reinforce current classroom topics in a positive fun way.
- Flexible and inclusive approach to learning.
- No prior knowledge of how to read music or play an instrument necessary.
Music & Math’sMusic and math’s workshop is a creative composition based session using various mathematical equations and techniques to create interesting rhythms & melodies. Topics covered include fractions, ratios, addition, subtraction & division to highlight the connection between music & mathematics. All compositions will be created by the participants and will show how music can be created without any musical knowledge. This workshop can be tailored to all ages & curriculum.
Music & StoriesFocusing on a class novel, poem or topic, participants are encouraged to demonstrate their understanding of the topic by expressing the emotions evoked by the stimulus to write, arrange & perform a piece of original music. Reinforcing prior classroom learning with musical backing and deeper understanding of the chosen stimuli is the goal for this workshop. This workshop can be tailored to all ages & curriculum.
Composition & SongwritingComposition & songwriting is a workshop based around the problems and issues young people face in today’s society. Participants are encouraged to express themselves in a safe environment in a positive manner, highlighting the use of music as a way to express even negative feelings into a positive action by creating music. All genres can be covered from rock to hip-hop, dub step to classical. The workshop will culminate in a performance and recording of the participants work.
Our pool of talented musicians can offer individual or group vocal & instrumental lessons on a wide range of instruments, we also offer a number of weekend or after school clubs aimed at developing young peoples performance skills. Rock School is aimed at giving young people the opportunity to develop as performers playing a variety of songs in different genre’s from week to week in a band format. Participants will develop their instrumental & vocal skills, performance techniques & showcase their material at public events hosted by Diverse Voices. Pop Choir gives participants the chance to develop their vocal skills learning current popular music in a choir, participants will learn breath control, how to sing harmonies, develop confidence when performing and showcase their material in public events hosted by Diverse Voices.
Theatre in EducationDiverse Voices uses Theatre in Education (TIE) as a tool for relating to young people and empowering them to make decisions that will bring about positive outcomes in their lives. We find our Forum Theatre pieces are highly educational whilst still being engaging and a fun way for young people to learn in a safe environment. We cover topics that are historically difficult to address and the supporting workshops clear any myths and facts that may shroud the subject. For more information on specific pieces please see HEARTLESS, CODE MADNESS and THE AFTER PARTY. As well as our already established productions, our team of talented actors are trained to also research and devise original pieces of drama to cover any specific issues that you feel need to be addressed with your young people..
HEARTLESSHeartless is a half/day workshop based around a piece of forum theatre. The forty minute forum piece focuses on bullying in various situations. This is followed by a set of workshops designed to identify the types of bullying in the play and explore ways of tackling the issues, using various drama based activities such as hot seating and role play. Our aim is to inform the pupils on all the types of bullying, the reasons behind it, the effects upon those involved and the correct procedures when being bullied and if you are aware of it happening. At the end of the session the play is performed again encouraging the young people to play the roles of key characters to create more positive outcomes.The play is made up of short scenes which use comedy to relate to the audience while tackling a variety of serious issues. It addresses different types of bullying from homophobic to cyber, physical, silent and verbal.
CODE MADNESSCode madness is a half day workshop based around a comedy piece of forum theatre. The 30 min forum piece focuses on area /post code wars, and has been based on real life experiences of different young people we spoke too. This is followed by a session exploring the issues of the play and the choices made by the characters, using various dramatic techniques such as role play and team building exercises. Our aim is for the young people themselves to see the seriousness of post code wars/ 'repping your ends'. We will explore segregation, loss of young people's lives due to gang violence, how to be proud of your area without being negative, dealing with peer pressure and fear. The play purposefully uses 'comedy' to address the issues on post code wars to clearly show the 'ignorance' and 'silliness' of some people's thinking, whilst relating it to how it can lead to a variety of serious situations, segregation, knife crime, gang conflict, living in fear and the effect on the next generation.
THE AFTER PARTYThe After-party is a half/day workshop based around a comedy piece of forum theatre. The thirty minute forum piece focuses on peer pressure in various situations. This is followed by a session exploring the themes of the play and the choices made by the characters, using various drama based activities such as hot seating and role play. Our aim is to draw out all the myths around the issues in the play and equip them with the facts and tools to make the right decisions in the future. At the end of the session the play is performed again encouraging the young people to play the roles of key characters to create more positive outcomes. The play is made up of short scenes, which use comedy to relate to the audience while addressing a variety of serious issues including teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, gang conflict, knife crime and the effects of drugs (alcohol and cannabis).
DANCE WORKSHOPSDiverse voices dance workshops are energetic and enjoyable activities, where young people receive training in a range of different styles of dance. These workshops cover many genres from contemporary and street, to Indian dance. They are delivered by fully enhanced CRB checked industry professionals, some of which have appeared on Britains Got Talent and UK feature film Streetdance 3D, as well as members of recognised dance groups such as Unity, Flawless and Peridot. Every child can participate in one of our workshops regardless of age and ability. Our Dance Workshops are dynamic and help children communicate through the medium of dance. The dance workshops will develop the participants fitness and health, as well as teaching them about different cultures and periods in history.
Diverse Voices offers a range of programs delivered by industry professionals, all trained and experienced in their field and in facilitating workshops. These take place during school hours, after school clubs, youth clubs and half term programs. We tailor our workshops to meet the specific needs of our clients, so we offer educational based workshops using the performing arts to address relevant issues, as well as skill based workshops aimed at just teaching that specific art form. We are also an accredited Arts Award centre, able to pass young people up to level Silver Arts Awards.
Services offered include:
Drama Workshops - Dance Workshops, (contemporary, street, indian) - Vocal Training - Band Practice - Ongoing youth production projects (scriptwriting, film production, music production, poetry and spoken word) - One on one mentoring - Consultation Events
Community Cohesion and Citizenship Drop Days