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NAViGATiON: GLOBAL

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NAVIGATION: GLOBAL… which way are you going? is was our 2015 Discovery Project, that toured South West England from September to December 2015.

Building on the success of Dream Nation and The Mandela Project, NAVIGATION: GLOBAL was a multi-platform arts project that drew on cultural and creative influences from around the Atlantic Circle (predominately America, the Caribbean and Africa), encouraging people across South West England to explore and find out more about languages, cultures and interests in undiscovered corners of the world.

The project incorporated creative workshops led by a talented team of practitioners from our resident ensemble Tangle Company. Participants took part in a range of activities including drama, spoken word, music and writing.

Following the workshops, Tangle Company toured ‘Steering Through Stars‘, a new song and spoken word township piece with words by Paula B Stanic and music by Allyson Devenish. It premiered at our annual Tangle Café networking night at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects Africa on 27 November before travelling across the South West in January 2015.

To extend the experience beyond the workshop and performance activities, we also delivered a range of online and printable resources for use in groups and individually. Someone Else’s Hand, our 2016  ebook incorporates the thoughts and reflections from the over 1000 people who took part participated and contributed in each of our workshops. Participants’ work was also published on our NAVIGATION: GLOBAL INTERACTIVE WEBSITE (click here to view).

During the project, participants found out about new languages, cultures and ideas, opening up new ways of thinking around the different lives of similar people from around the Atlantic Circle. A selection of participants then wrote their own statements about what someone else, or what someone else’s hand, might be doing on the same day, and at the same time, as they wrote their own thoughts down. The ebook and interactive website celebrates their diversity of achievement.

To book or find out more about all the different parts of the project please get in touch or download our handy info pack here or the Navigation: Global Discovery Pack.

 

Click to download and view the various packs, books and website:

NAVIGATION:GLOBAL Information Pack

Navigation: Global Discovery Pack

Someone Else's Hand interactive e-Book.

NAVIGATION: GLOBAL INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

The NAVIGATION: GLOBAL Workshop Dates:

Park View Junior School, Basingstoke
Thursday 17 September 2015
In partnership with Anvil Arts and Proteus Theatre & Creation Space
 
Cliddesden Primary School, Basingstoke
Thursday 17 September 2015
In partnership with Anvil Arts and Proteus Theatre & Creation Space
 
Newport Primary School, Devon
Wednesday 23 September 2015
In partnership with Beaford Arts
 
Bratton Flemming Primary School, Devon
Wednesday 23 September 2015
In partnership with Beaford Arts
 
Shirwell Primary School, Devon
Wednesday 23 September 2015
In partnership with Beaford Arts
 
Instow Primary School, Devon
Tuesday 29 September 2015
In partnership with Beaford Arts
 
Instow Primary School, Devon
Tuesday 29 September 2015
In partnership with Beaford Arts
 
Kingsley Senior & Junior Schools, Devon
Wednesday 30 September 2015
In partnership with Beaford Arts
 
Stoke Damerel Community College, Plymouth
Thursday 8 October 2015
In partnership with the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
 
Plymouth School of Creative Arts
Friday 9 October 2015
In partnership with the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
 
Torpoint Community College, Cornwall
Tuesday 13 October 2015
In partnership with Cornwall Council Equality & Diversity Service
 
Liskeard School & Community College, Cornwall
Wednesday 14 October 2015
In partnership with Cornwall Council Equality & Diversity Service
 
Treviglas Community College, Newquay, Cornwall
Thursday 15 October 2015
In partnership with Cornwall Council Equality & Diversity Service
 
Wadebridge School, Cornwall
Friday 16 October 2015
In partnership with Cornwall Council Equality & Diversity Service
 
Sixth Sense Theatre for Young People, Swindon
Tuesday 20 October & Wednesday 21 October 2015

The Tangle Company Workshop Practitioners are:

Ann Akin
Segun Akingbola
Emma Dennis Edwards
Msimisi Dlamini
Tunji Falana
Justin Chinyere
Milton Lopes
Rachael Nanyonjo
Anna Maria Nabirye
Sydney Smith
Paula B Stanic
Working with Tangle enables Cornish students the opportunity to work with great role models from other cultures. It is vital that Cornish pupils have opportunities to discuss ideas which may not be discussed at home; the company’s work also supports students who are visible by colour or whose first language is not English, helping all involved to see how great it is to speak or understand another language and other ideas.
Glenda Pomeroy, Cornwall Council Equality and Diversity Service
 
“I was privileged to observe the Tangle theatre group working with our students, developing their performance skills as well as the personal qualities such as teamwork and confidence that are so important if students are to achieve.  The African Caribbean theatre company also provided us with a chance to challenge stereotypes and develop the British values within an educational context. The staff leading the workshop from Tangle were enthusiastic, dynamic and engaging and our students responded so positively.  We are looking forward to their return later in the academic year when they will perform to a larger group of students.”
Rob Gammon, Head Teacher, Robert Blake Science College
 
“Fun.  Super.  Awesome.  Epic.  Cool.  Active.  My favourite activity was log and blades because it got you moving.” 
Seb, Cliddesden Primary School, Hampshire
 
“I was surprised how responsive the children were to all the challenges they were set.  The leadership was excellent, they found a good balance between being an authority figure and a fun leader, and the information was delivered in an engaging way that the children will remember.”
Natalie Le Page, Proteus Theatre Company, Hampshire
 
“I thought it was wicked because the gibberish language was real and unreal.  Also I learnt a lot about different countries and especially Nigeria.  EPIC!!!” 
Charlie, Newport Community Primary School, Devon
 
“100% participation by all of the children.”
Karen Brewer, Teacher, Instow Community Primary School, Devon
 
“I learnt more countries.  I thought it was very fun because we played lots of games.  We learnt lots of new words.  I learnt about what other people were doing round the world.”
Bethany, Shirwell Community Primary School, Devon

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