This Saturday 7th May, join us at the new and improved Coventry Train Station for a free, family-friendly community day. The fun-filled event promises to be a joyous community celebration, featuring music, theatre and activities for all ages - there's something for everyone! Explore the full line up here.
What were the highlights of 2021 for the Highly Sprung team? With the Changing Climates Festival, being back teaching, new aerial piece CastAway and investment in new spaces and opportunities, we've certainly packed a lot in!
Join physical theatre company Highly Sprung Performance this summer for their exciting physical theatre workshops in Coventry. Offering a completely different approach to theatre & performing arts classes for young people.
Highly Sprung are recruiting a Team Assistant to support all aspects of Highly Sprung’s operations. Working with our small administrative and marketing team in the office, as well as supporting our busy team of creative practitioners, working in schools, festivals and theatres, working with children and young people to deliver high-quality arts and educational experiences.
Today we have a guest blog from Fern, a brilliant member of our oldest youth group Sprung Advance. Fern was a key part of the cast for Winter Rites at last week's Changing Climates Festival. She gives a behind the scenes look at the process of creating and performing this show, from the early days when we were back in lockdown to a powerful opening night.
Highly Sprung are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund. We are incredibly grateful to receive this support and are committed to truly developing our work through the fund, investing in programmes that will have long-lasting impacts for the communities and audiences we work for.
Arty's Broken Heart engages children through physical theatre that inspires a sense of marvel, challenging existing barriers to accessing and participating in cultural activity. We are hugely excited about this development, as an opportunity to reach more children and to inspire teachers to lead their own activity on heart health using the resources our boxset provides.
Castaway challenges our 'Throwaway Society' and aims to inspire audiences to consider their role within the climate crisis.' It will be coming to Coventry in August 2021 and Spring 2022, in partnership with the Canal and River Trust. Listen below to a conversation between Sarah Worth and Rachel New at the BBC.
We are excited to share with you our plans for re-opening Sprungsters, but not only that… Whilst we have been locked away, we have been busily working on a new approach and identity for our Sprungsters groups. Something that reflects the full range and breadth of the work we do and the brilliant, unique young people we work with.
Following a recent session at the University of Warwick as part the 'Images of Creativity' module, we were invited to record a podcast examining our thoughts on and approaches to creativity and its relevance to learning and the curriculum.