Creative Industry & Teaching Opportunity: SELLL & Cap-a-Pie Collaboration

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Ruth Connolly and Stacy Gillis (SELLL) are coordinating an opportunity for those students in the Faculty interested in teaching/facilitation, creative industries, creative learning, performance, applied theatre or working with children more generally.

Funded by NiSR and by the Catherine Cookson Fund, Dr Connolly and Dr Gillis are working with theatre company Cap-a-Pie ( are working together to offer students the chance to gain skills in developing and running practical and creative workshops alongside children-in-care (foster children) from the Gateshead area.

Workshop training, led by Cap-a-Pie, will focus on the ArtsLit Performance Cycle. ArtsLit has been developed at Brown University, USA to allow participants to ‘probe and comprehend classic literature texts and create meaningful works of their own’. The approach has been used especially to raise literacy attainment for young people who are struggling.

This project was piloted by the School of English, working on Beowulf, last year.  This…

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