Kevin's storytelling performances and workshops in schools continue throughout 2018 with a full schedule of one-off visits as well as two or three-day projects. In the first 3 months of the year these will include:
Working with Year 7 pupils on a STEAM project (incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) investigating creation myths on the theme of Light.
Exploring through stories the invention of human flight as part of Marvellous Mechanics, a Year 2 curriculum topic.
Celebrating stories and storytelling in primary schools during the week of World Book Day - now fully booked!
Starting in the first few months of 2018, Kevin will be working on a number of collaborations and longer term projects. He is particularly pleased to be involved in:
Kevin will be writing the text for The Remarkable Tale of Prince Unexpected, a dramatic work for piano trio, children's voices and narrator with music by award-winning composer Joseph Phibbs. Kevin will also be the narrator during the work's premiere at Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton on Thames in June 2018.
Kevin will be one of the artists participating in Making it REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy), an award-winning programme championed by the National Children's Bureau to support children’s early literacy and development. Combining training sessions with visits to Early Years settings and art galleries and museums, Kevin will be exploring with Early Years practitioners how to help families create enjoyable learning opportunities for their children.
Public performances in the first few months of 2018 include:
Tales for Toddlers - stories and creative activities for pre-school children and their families - at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea. 8th January.
Stories and songs for the Polka Theatre's World of Music & Stories programme. 3rd February.
A day of storytelling for Bexley Library Services as part of Bexley Book Buzz Literary Festival. 12th February.
Storytelling at the British Library as part of an Activity Day exploring Harry Potter: A History of Magic, an exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 15th February.
In the final 3 months of 2017, Kevin's work with schools embraced a highly varied range of formats and topics including:
Using the Horrid Henry series of children's books by Francesca Simon as a starting point for a 3-day project with Year 3 classes on their curriculum topic of Playscripts.
Helping Year 8/9 pupils to bring to life stories about the 20th Century Space Race and prepare them to present these stories at a celebratory STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) festival in East Sussex.
Working with Year 8 pupils at Norwich School to produce and share a piece of creative writing inspired by two gruesome traditional tales!
Presenting an interactive celebration of stories, songs, rhymes and games from around the world as part of a series of invited primary school visits to libraries in the London Borough of Brent.