Children and Young People (5 - 18yrs)

BYT Juniors

Twisted Tales (Drama, 7-12 yrs)

Tuesday 5 April, 9.30 - 15.30 (£50)

Come and explore the magical world of fairy stories with new twists and terrible turns. What if Peter Pan could never fly? Or Rapunzel never let down her hair? Let your imaginations run riot and rewrite your favourite tales as we create crazy characters, play themed games, and perform our own mini twisted tales in this day long drama workshop.

Tutor: Joanna Brown

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Orchestras & Choirs

Music Improvisation Workshop (Music, 14+ yrs)

Tuesday 5 April, 16.00 - 18.00 (£20)

We’re going inside improvisation! Come and join the Conservatoire’s expert tutors in an afternoon of exploring the ever-expanding landscape of musical improvisation. Lost in the world of scales, chords, modes, rhythms and techniques? We will simplify all this and start to ‘paint’ sounds together, just like visual artists using colour.

Tutor: Marek Tymkow & Elliot Morris

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Board Game

Make Your Own Boardgame (Art, 9 - 15 yrs)

Wednesday 6 April, 9.15 - 15.45 (£50)

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a board game, and would love to explore making one of your own? Join this new workshop with award-winning game designer Betty Adamou, where you'll learn what makes a fun and engaging board game, and how to create one yourself. Learning skills in design, making, problem-solving, teamwork and independent learning, this fun workshop will get you thinking and creating all day! We'll be using all sorts of materials to make our games, and be inspired by old and new games alike to bring our ideas to life. And best yet, we'll be using our board game designs to understand and solve real world problems – come along to get involved!

Tutor: Betty Adamou

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Let Down Your Hair! A Rapunzel Installation (Art, 7 - 12 yrs)

Wednesday 6 April, 9.30 - 15.30 (£50)

That’s right – Rapunzel needs you to let down her hair! Join our expert tutors to create an enormous installation for the very front of the Conservatoire building. Using a mixture of textiles and other materials, together we will design and create Rapunzel’s giant braid of hair, which, in the story, the witch climbs in order to enter the tower. This giant artwork will then be installed from one of our highest windows, so that the world can see your work! And we promise not to climb it...

Tutor: Sue Harris & Clare Kendall

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Ukulele For Beginners

Ukelele for Beginners (Music, 5 - 7 yrs)

Wednesday 6 April, 14.00 - 16.00 (£20)

Come try out the ukulele and get started on the right note! Join us on this fun-filled introduction to the instrument. Learn to play your first song and have fun making music. Participants will learn the basics, under the guidance of a professional musician. All levels are welcome; bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours.

Tutor: Jay Hammond

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Design Hansel and Gretel's Gingerbread House (Art, 5 - 11 yrs)

Thursday 7 April, 9.30 - 3.30 (£50)

Design and create a Hansel and Gretel inspired gingerbread house! You will begin the workshop by designing your house, then spend the rest of the session constructing and decorating your artwork in glorious 3D. You won’t be using real sweets; instead, you will make your own using beads, pasta, buttons and more... it will look good enough to eat!

Tutor: Ellie Wright

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Beat Making 3

Beat Making & Songwriting: Once Upon A Time... (Music, 8 - 12 yrs)

Thursday 7 April, 9.30 - 3.30 (£50)

Retell your favourite fairy tales and give them a modern twist by writing fresh original songs and rap! Together we will create a new beat, experimenting with different instruments, song samples and fantastical sounds from one computer. Will you rap about Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf? Write lyrics about Goldilocks and the three bears? Record a sample which sounds like Snow White biting into the poisoned apple? We will create our own song lyrics as a team and record your vocals in our pop-up music studio. Bring any instruments you play, and we may incorporate them. Our goal is to complete one finished track and upload it to YouTube, SoundCloud & Instagram to amaze your friends and family. No prior musical knowledge needed, just come and find out how creative you can be!

Tutor: Annalise Morley

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Sun Printing

Sun Printing (Art, 8 - 14 yrs)

Friday 8 April, 9.30 - 3.30 (£50)

Harness the power of the sun to make your art! Sun Printing, also known as cyanotype printing, uses special, light sensitive materials to create beautiful blue and white prints. You will learn how to create your own cyanotype paper, make stencils, and explore adding different colours to make unique pieces of art. Throughout the day, you will get the chance to experiment with other art techniques that use light, ending the day with an exciting range of magical, natural artworks to take home.

Tutor: Ellie Wright

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Pottery Workshop (Art, 7 - 14 yrs)

Saturday 9 April OR Tuesday 12 April, 9.30 - 3.30 (£95)

Explore the potential of clay in this one-day workshop where various hand building techniques will be taught. With our focus on fairytales, we will be sure to include something fun to build and take home on the day and also give you the chance to build and design your own functional piece, maybe a ‘castle’ mug or a ‘dragon’ bowl. This workshop isn’t just something for the kids to do, but also an opportunity for the adults attending to get creative as well! Our experienced potter will help guide children and adults of all ages through the workshop and everyone will have an original piece of pottery to take home after it has been fired! The course fee covers a place for one child and one adult. At the end of the day, students can choose 1 piece that they would like to be fired and glazed to be transformed into ceramic (firing and glazing will take approximately 5 weeks and we will contact you when your pieces are ready to collect).

Tutor: Jacq Lines

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Beat Making

Beat Making and Songwriting for Beginners (Music, 13 - 16yrs)

Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 April, 9.30 - 3.30 (£90)

This is a two day course and takes place on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th. Ever wondered how your favourite songs are written and produced in the studio? Together we will create a beat from scratch, experimenting with different instruments, iconic song samples and sounds from one computer and a midi keyboard. We will create our own rap/song lyrics as a team and even record our vocals together in our pop-up music studio! Watch ideas grow into a finished song. Bring any instruments you play, and we may incorporate them. Our goal is to complete one finished track and upload it to YouTube, SoundCloud & Instagram to amaze your friends and family. No prior musical knowledge needed, just come, and find out how creative you can be!

Tutor: Annalise Morley

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Books by students of Illustrated Picture Books

Make Your Own Pop-Up Book! (Art, 7 - 12 yrs)

Tuesday 12 April, 9.30 - 3.30 (£50)

Create your own pop-up book inspired by fairytales! Learn how to make pages from a book come to life as you create your own unique story and characters, and learn paper folding techniques to transform your ideas into lively 3D adventures ready to leap off the page. Once you’ve finished you can fold it away and take it home disguised as a regular book... and give anyone who reads it a pop-up surprise!

Tutor: Tash Mok

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Beauty and the Beast: Dreamy Designs! (Art, 5 - 11 yrs)

Wednesday 13 April, 9.30 - 3.30 (£50)

Do you love the illustrations in your books? Then come and create a fairy tale landscape artwork to illustrate the classic story of Beauty and The Beast! We will be retelling the tale in drawing, collage, paint and colour, looking at illustrations from traditional fairy stories and narrative painters, such as Chagall. We will also decorate t-shirts inspired by elements such as the grandeur and ornamentation of the castle, Beauty, the Beast and the Prince, as well as imaginative castle themed boxes inspired by the Beast’s palace, incorporating enchanted windows and captivating rooms.

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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CYP Music

King Arthur and the Musical Knight (Music, 7 - 11 yrs)

Wednesday 13 April, 1.30 - 3.30 (£20)

Jump into the world of King Arthur and combine storytelling with music! Learn to create the sounds of horses, sword fighting and insects buzzing using foley techniques and percussive sound effects. Narrate the story and choose how it ends. If you already play an instrument then please bring it along, and we will have some here as well.

Tutor: Nicholas Sabisky

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Jack & The Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk Inspired by William Morris (Art, 5 - 11 yrs)

Thusrday 14 April, 9.30 - 3.30 (£50)

Create and decorate beautiful, folding zig zag books with imaginative front covers to illustrate the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, retelling the tale in words, drawing and collage. The beanstalk and story will both ‘grow’ as we open the books, and we will draw from the work of William Morris to inspire our ideas for the beanstalk, as well as the leaves and plants around the castle. Inspired by the original story, we will retell it with our own personal interpretation and added characters, as well as decorating small backpacks that may feature the Giant’s castle, an enchanted goose, its golden eggs and the magic harp.

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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