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Create Clubs

Be challenged.  Be inspired.  Be creative.  Have fun!     Let the journey begin…

Create clubs provide opportunities for children or adults to explore ideas.

The clubs integrate the arts, sciences and language with the individual creativity of the participants and foster novel ways of responding to artistic challenge.  

The participants work with the Create team of professionals e.g. actors, artists, choreographers, dancers, musicians and storytellers over the period of a year.

They learn the skills and then use the knowledge gained to inspire their creativity. The participants create a piece based on the art form, where each reflects the point of inspiration and is a unique combination of an art form with language, maths or science.

The sessions involve warm ups, challenges, games and participants are taught new skills in art, circus skills, dance, drama, music and storytelling. 

Also available are a series of five workshops.  These focus on different aspects and are tailored to your requirements.  Please contact Debbie for further information.

Meet The Create Team

Storytelling - Debbie Guneratne

Debbie Guneratne

Debbie is an International Storyteller and the Artistic Director of Create! 

She founded Small Tales Storytelling Clubs which train the storytellers of the future and leads educational workshops for The Royal National Theatre.

Debbie has broadcasted for the BBC World Service and Radio 1 Ireland and one of her stories has been made into a film.

Circus Skills - James Waters            www.pressplay.org.uk

MazJames is an actor and has appeared in the West End, at the Royal Shakespeare Company and in many television and film productions.  He trained in musical theatre in Ireland and as a trained gymnast, dancer and actor; he leads both circus skills and drama workshops.

He has now been teaching circus skills to children and adults for the past five years and knows that the benefits to all are immense.

Art - Wendy Dacre               www.raventales.co.uk

Wendy Dacre Wendy is a singer, puppeteer and craftswoman with a Dartington Diploma of Music in Education. She taught in primary schools and then set up and ran a charity.

She has undertaken commissions for new story and shadow puppet shows for adults and children, collaborating with several tellers and musicians. She runs residencies culminating in group performance, and dances her giant puppets around the country and with our European giant friends.

Dance - Maziah Omar          www.nusantara.co.uk

MazMaziah Omar is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of Nusantara a SE Asia performing arts company.  She trained in both traditional and contemporary dance (Malaysia) and has a MA in Choreography (UK).

As a dancer and choreographer, she has choreographed major productions, such as the 1998 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony and for the Queen’s visit to Malaysia.