For teachers

Teacher or professional working with young people

Welcome to Culturepool, a resource for teachers, school staff and professionals working with young people to find arts and cultural education activity and resources. It aims to make it easier for you to take advantage of exciting local offers from Liverpool City Region’s diverse arts and cultural sector, so you can give pupils the chance to experience these.

From September 2019, the new Ofsted framework requires schools to focus on ‘quality of education’ and specifically refers to the importance of ‘cultural capital’. Art and culture helps bring the curriculum to life, making it broad, rich, well-balanced and locally relevant. It can focus learning on the real world, having an impact on quality of education, pupils’ character, resilience, behaviours and attitudes, personal development and leadership skills.

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Tmesis Theatre

Tmesis Theatre workshop offer for 2019-2020!

Cost: £200

We are offering a range of schools workshops through the 2019-20 academic year. These can be tailored to support your…

We are offering a range of schools workshops through the 2019-20 academic year. These can be tailored to support your curriculum and adapted for both GCSE and A Level. Take advantage of an early bird offer of 3 workshops for £500 if you make the booking  by 30 September 2019! DEVISING & WORKING AS AN ENSEMBLE This workshop encourages groups to work as an ensemble to create devised theatre and provides a series of tools with which you can create devised ensemble work. PHYSICAL THEATRE & DEVISING This workshop will focus on creating and devising physical theatre. It will look at creating physical sequences, working as an ensemble to explore ideas and relationships, an physicalising characters. USING PHYSICAL THEATRE TO EXPLORE SET TEXTS Using physical theatre and ensemble exercises, we explore one of your set texts, opening up the story, characters, relationships and images within the text, finding a deeper understanding of it and new ideas for staging. ACTIVE APPROACHES TO THE TEXT This workshop explores set texts by encouraging students to think like a theatre company.  It explores plays from the point of view of different theatre creatives: directors, actors, set and costume designers.  Students will analyse scenes as if they were producing the play themselves, and so develop a literary but intensely personal response.  They also explore how writers create their work, and devise their own short responses through utilising ‘found texts’ which they discover all around them.

Dance Drama English

200 200 Tmesis Theatre
Visit into school
Key Stages 3–5

Unity Theatre

MINI

Cost: £8.50

Combining theatre and interactive play, mini is a bold, unforgettable theatrical experience for young children and their families. Audiences are…

Combining theatre and interactive play, mini is a bold, unforgettable theatrical experience for young children and their families. Audiences are invited to join another world: a light-filled, colour-soaked landscape where two dancers meet and play. The children take to the stage where bursts of shapes and sound come to life real-time as they play and explore. A unique, magical experience for 2-4s that inspires creativity, imagination and dynamism.

Art & design Dance Drama English

8.50 10 Unity Theatre
Trip out of school
Early years

Unity Theatre

Baba Yaga

Cost: £10

Windmill Theatre Company and Imaginate Productions By Christine Johnston, Rosemary Myers and Shona Reppe A new take on an old…

Windmill Theatre Company and Imaginate Productions By Christine Johnston, Rosemary Myers and Shona Reppe A new take on an old Russian folktale guaranteed to give you lots to chew on. Vaselina lives the quiet life, working as a receptionist in a very tall apartment block. But all that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays her music far too loudly and eats jelly babies with her mouth open. Who is this mysterious neighbour? Will she ever turn the music down? And what exactly is she planning for dinner? Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at the 2018 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival and 2019 Adelaide Festival, Baba Yaga is a brand new take on an old Russian folktale co-created by director Rosemary Myers and two unique and celebrated artists from opposite ends of the globe; Shona Reppe (Scotland; The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean) and Christine Johnston (Australia; The Kransky Sisters). Presented as part of the Big Imaginations Childrens Festival ★★★★★ "A brilliant new version of the alluring old Russian fairytale" THE SCOTSMAN

Drama English

10 10 Unity Theatre
Trip out of school
Key Stages 2–3

Unity Theatre

Trojan Horse

Cost: ££12.50 / £10 .50 Conc / £5 Groups 8+

“Why should I continue to be tolerant? When the world has been so intolerant of me.” Trojan Horse was a…

“Why should I continue to be tolerant? When the world has been so intolerant of me.” Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools. Adapted from the real-life testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government's inquiry, critically acclaimed theatre-company LUNG investigates what really happened. Originally developed with Leeds Playhouse, Amnesty International Freedom of Expression & Fringe First Award-winning production, Trojan Horse is the story of a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent. “Perhaps the bravest and most astutely political of shows…relevant, terrifying and beautifully told...” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ - The Independent ★★★★ - The Scotsman

Drama English

£12.50 / £10 .50 Conc / £5 Groups 8+ 10 Unity Theatre
Trip out of school
Key Stages 4–5

Unity Theatre

Liverpool, Home, Love, Language

Cost: £Donation

Armed with their imaginations and a mobile phone, members of Unity Young Creatives create their own original short films. With…

Armed with their imaginations and a mobile phone, members of Unity Young Creatives create their own original short films. With specially developed performances to accompany their latest digital triumphs, join UYC for an evening of film, spoken word, installation and performance, exploring the themes of Liverpool, Home, Love, Language.

Art & design Drama English

Donation 10 Unity Theatre
Trip out of school
Key Stages 3–4

Unity Theatre

Lost Boys

Cost: £8

A humorous and heartfelt look into the lives of the youth of one northern new town, where the weight of…

A humorous and heartfelt look into the lives of the youth of one northern new town, where the weight of identity, place, and masculinity threaten everything they’ve ever known. Featuring a vibrant cast of Britain’s brightest young talent and energetic original songs by Dom Coyote, Lost Boys promises to be a gripping night at the theatre not to be missed. Written by award-winning Formby playwright Luke Barnes, who’s recent plays include The Jumper Factory (Young Vic) and All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Bush Theatre and various venues) and acting credits include HBO’s Game of Thrones. Director Zoe Lafferty (The HostQueens of Syria) was recently named one of Vogue’s Major Players of British Theatre. This new commission for National Youth Theatre comes to Liverpool for the first time following a workshop production in Skelmersdale in September 2018.

Drama English

8 10 Unity Theatre
Trip out of school
Key Stages 4–5

Unity Theatre

Stitch Brothers, Patchwork Dreams

Cost: £10

Welcome to Patchwork Wonders a genre-bursting mix of beatboxing, live drawing, animation, jazz, hip hop and South Asian folk music.…

Welcome to Patchwork Wonders a genre-bursting mix of beatboxing, live drawing, animation, jazz, hip hop and South Asian folk music. Get ready to be transported into the wonky, magical, dreamlike world of the Stitch Brothers as they take you on a journey of discovery. Playful, engaging and fun the show is perfect for 5- 8 year olds and their grown ups!

Art & design Dance Drama English

10 10 Unity Theatre
Trip out of school
Key Stages 1–2

Altru Drama CIC

Out of Site – online Safety…

Cost: £495+vat

Out of Site is a performance specifically designed for young people aged 11 – 13.  It follows three characters, locked…

Out of Site is a performance specifically designed for young people aged 11 - 13.  It follows three characters, locked in an escape room with just 40 minutes to work out how they've been using the internet unsafely. Will they escape? And will they work out how to be online more safely and responsibly? The play is suitable for young people in Years 7 and 8 to watch  - either together in one performance if your hall will accommodate, or you can choose one year group, or have two performances! The choice is yours.  Our of Site is presented by professional actors who will engage your pupils in this complex subject, giving them practical ideas for staying safe.

Citizenship Drama PSHE SMSC IT

495+vat 300 Altru Drama CIC
Visit into school
Key Stage 3