He’s Behind You! The guide to writing the AspireTwitterPanto – 51 days to go!

Now with 11 characters, 5 named contributors and some intriguing character dynamics shaping up, HE'S BEHIND YOU! Is now up and running. You can contribute here: https://drnicko.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/hes-behind-you-the-aspire-christmas-panto/ The first week of the project involves the creation of characters, the Panto world and some initial thoughts on potential songs. The second week will start generating monologues, … Continue reading He’s Behind You! The guide to writing the AspireTwitterPanto – 51 days to go!

He’s Behind You! – the script scrapbook of the AspireTwitterPanto

Here's the place to add monologue, dialogue, songs and other utterances between the characters of the He's Behind You Aspire Twitter Panto! Please note you can only add script belonging to characters who have been identitified in the project 'bible' found here: https://drnicko.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/hes-behind-you-the-aspire-christmas-panto/ Once upon a time there was a very kind, considerate and generous … Continue reading He’s Behind You! – the script scrapbook of the AspireTwitterPanto

He’s Behind You! – the Twitter Panto Bible

The Christmas Panto this year is a new form of Christmas entertainment as it's composed entirely through contributions from Twitter. We're offering prompts advice and input as the story continues and performance day gets closer. Contributions should be no more than 160 characters please: any more than that will result in us exerting unilateral editorial … Continue reading He’s Behind You! – the Twitter Panto Bible

He’s Behind You! The AspireTwitterPanto – join in here!

The Aspire Christmas Panto this year will be a new form of Christmas entertainment as it will be composed entirely through contributions from Twitter. It's devastatingly simple: send your thoughts and contributions for title, plot, characters and audience to us at Aspire via Nowen.aspire@btconnect.com - and we will edit, shape and collaborate with all and … Continue reading He’s Behind You! The AspireTwitterPanto – join in here!

Flow: prayer for a provisional ending

As life begins The circle of evolution continues Life flows through my body like the wind blows through nature. Flowing beside the city Beside the river Down by the docks Along the far side of the port, My words and stories evolve into thoughts and memories and through these my world becomes a performance. A … Continue reading Flow: prayer for a provisional ending

What’s different about the development of International Community Artists? Flowing towards international community arts practice in Norway

To re-write Peter Brook in his 1987 book, The Shifting Point: What do we need from performance? What do we bring to the event? What in the artisti process needs to be prepared, what needs to be left free? What is narrative? What is character? Does the event tell something or does it work through … Continue reading What’s different about the development of International Community Artists? Flowing towards international community arts practice in Norway

The OfSTED inspection: how to be in your very own Truman Show

The Truman Show is a film is set in a hypothetical town called Seahaven built in an enormous dome, and is dedicated to a continually running television show, The Truman Show. Only the central character, Truman Burbank, is unaware that he lives in an almost solipsistic constructed reality for the entertainment of those outside. The … Continue reading The OfSTED inspection: how to be in your very own Truman Show

Poetry on the Hoof: The Reggio ‘No’ and how Early Years practice might prevent inner city meltdown

HEAD TEACHER “Head Teacher looms large! What? Ask the kids? But I’m in charge!” WITNESS No school office, no school bench No more squirming on top of the fence No air of grief, no sense of loss, No more staring down at the kids we’ve lost No age creeping, no falling asleeping No slow death … Continue reading Poetry on the Hoof: The Reggio ‘No’ and how Early Years practice might prevent inner city meltdown