Whippersnappers Black History Month 2015

WHIPPERSNAPPERS BLACK HISTORY 2015

Whats on offer?

African/ Caribbean workshop

songs, drumming, musical instruments, costumes, daAfrican Caribbean workshopncing and traditional music. Suitable for younger children.

£120 plus Vat one tutor £190 plus Vat with live percussionist

£220 plus Vat one tutor and live percussionist

Half days and full day visits available – prices negotiable

Suitable for nurseries and reception

The Story of Anancy and The Bananaskath

Anancy loves bananas but he hasn’t got any. So off he goes to Linstead market to find some. While he is there he meets his friends the monkeys, the tigers and the elephants who all have lots of bananas. Trickster Anancy is always getting up to mischief, so how does he get his bananas? Yellow bird gives him some wise words of wisdom. Enjoy this interactive story with role play, costumes, music  singing and a valuable message.

£120 plus Vat one tutor

Half days and full day visits available – prices negotiable

Suitable for preschool children, nurseries and reception

 Theatrical African &  Caribbean Story TellingTheater

 Can be suitable for whole school including Juniors

 Suitable for 3 year olds and above.

£275 plus vat  one show

£380 plus Vat  half day with workshop

£500 plus Vat whole day with workshops

To celebrate Black History Month 2015  Whippersnappers have a collection of traditional Anancy stories that are available for nursery and school bookings.

Whippersnappers reincarnate Anancy and traditional West African and Caribbean stories through narration, puppetry, song, dance and audience participation. These educational and entertaining theatre shows will teach children about traditional Ghanaian and Caribbean culture, history, geography and language.

For Junior pupils we have a 45 minute performance entiltled “The Story Of Africa”. Black History music workshops are also available  with drumming, singing and role play. (See below)

Whippersnappers’ Black History performance was an exciting and genuinely interactive session. Vibrant and inspiring. It encouraged children to explore their creativity …. A great success.”

Jane Mcathy. The Design Museum.

“Lively, highly interactive ….great fun! The company really engaged with their audience.”

Beth Edwards, Polka Theatre.

Anancy and Miss River

 Anancy and miss river

Can be suitable for whole school including Juniors

Particularly suitable for  nursery, reception and infants.

 

A Traditional Caribbean tale

Anancy does not know how to share with his friends. However he does eventually learn a valuable lesson when he befriends  beautiful Miss River. Anancy loves to dance, splash and swim with Miss River but when he invites her to his house for a party he gets even more wet than he bargained for!

£275 plus Vat for 2 artists – 45 minute show with story telling,back drops, props, songs, audience participation and live music.

Half day and full day bookings with drumming/drama  workshops available.

Darg and Puss Darg and Puss

Can be suitable for whole school including Juniors

Particularly suitable for  nursery, reception and infants.

 

An adaptation of a traditional caribbean tale

Set in Kingston Jamaica – Woof  to the Beat is a World  famous Dog Rap Star. He also has a passion for gardening and his home grown mangoes are his pride and joy.

Meet Miss Lottie and Miss Puss and find out who is the Mango thief.

Lots of drama and inter – action with the children ,original pickny beat songs and traditional Jamaican folk tunes.

£275 plus Vat for 2 artists – 45 minute show with story telling,back drops, props, songs, audience participation and live music.

Half day and full day bookings with drumming/drama  workshops available. 

Anancy and Miss Snake Anancy and miss snake

 

Can be suitable for whole school including Juniors

Particularly suitable for  nursery, reception and infants.

 

A Traditional Caribbean tale

 Anancy is lazy and he can’t be bothered to do his work so he calls up snake to help. Snake agrees on the condition that he can have a bite of Anancy’s big toe! How will our spider trickster Anancy get his work done without getting his toe bitten?

£275 plus Vat for 2 artists – 45 minute show with story telling,back drops, props, songs audience participation and live music.

Half day and full day bookings with drumming/ drama workshops available.

 Boacy Rat Boacy race

 Can be suitable for whole school including Juniors

Particularly suitable for  nursery, reception and infants.

 

A Traditional Caribbean tale

 Boacy rat is no ordinary rat. He is the finest gentleman and best dancer in the whole of the Caribbean. But when Boacy Rat meets Brother Cockroach the best drummer in the Caribbean, he is challenged to a competition. With a little help from their friends the audience we have a vote to see which dancing / drumming group gives the best performance.

£275 plus Vat for 2 artists – 45 minute show with story telling,back drops, props, songs audience participation and live music.

Half day and full day bookings with extra performances and or drumming workshops available.

The Story Of Africa

Suitable for Juniors or whole school  performances

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This show is designed to give children  a flavour of Africa through storytelling, song, drumming, live percussion and dance. The show is performed by Connie Bell a professional Jamaican storyteller who is accompanied by Christian Joseph Mathurin a professional actor and percussionist from Guadaloupe.

The show lasts 45 minutes and can be accompanied by Drumming and poetry workshops

“The Story Of Africa” performance – £285 plus Vat

Half Day in school with performance and workshops £350 plus Vat

Whole Day in school £500  plus Vat with performances and workshops

Connie Bell Biography

Informed and inspired by the art of Afro-Caribbean cultural icons like Louise Bennett, Imogene Kennedy and Amina Blackwood-Meekes, Connie Bell’s spoken word and storytelling performances combine penetrating insight and alluring warmth with a healthy dose of ancestral rhythm.
Since graduating with an Early Childhood Dip Ed and furthering on with an M.A. in Applied Theatre Connie Bell has been an active member of Apples & Snakes (Britain’s leading performance poetry organisation). Having worked extensively in Literary and Cultural Arts for Companies such as Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The National Archive and Entelechy Education Arts etc, she has gained plaudits and praise for her unique style and ablitity to reach a diversity of children and parent audiences.
Her enthralling performances give thanks to those who came before and celebrate those fortunate enough to live in the present. Taking her cues from the Afro-Caribbean tradition of the griot, entertainment, education and a heartfelt Joie de vivre characterize each performance.

CREDITS

Credits include: Polka Theatre, Homiman Museum, Design Museum and Livesey Museum, Harrow Arts Centre. Croydon Warehouse Theatre.

Black history workshops for keystage 2

The workshop will be delivered by Katherine Vernez a professional actress who  trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

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Cost:, £125 plus Vat for a half day and £200 plus Vat for a full day.

Who are Yaa Asantewaa, Claudia Jones, Harriett Tubman, Oluadah Equiano, Marcus Garvey, and Toussaint L’overture?

Through drama participation this workshop will develop children’s understanding about these 5 black historical characters and what positive differences they have made in our lives today. Children will be using role-play, improvisation, narration, music, mime and costume leading to a class or assembly performance.

 

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