Creative Arts for young people
Fabula Arts is a company that believes in the importance of a creative education. We also know that all young people are inherently creative. As such our aim is to provide inclusive opportunities for young people to experience the creative arts both in school and outside of school. We organise creative projects in schools which involve workshops in drama, music, art and creative writing, we run weekly youth theatre groups and holiday workshops and we deliver bespoke drama projects in schools. In all of our work, however, Fabula Arts aims to put young people, community and storytelling at its heart.
Fabula Arts is an Artsmark partner and an Arts Award Centre trained to deliver the Discover and Explore awards.
Fabula Arts is such a welcoming, inclusive group that celebrates individuality and is such a positive environment for all involved. It is a great place to build self-confidence and to explore all aspects of drama. (parent of Senior Youth Theatre member)
It was amazing to work on a project for a long time and see it develop. (A senior Youth Theatre member describing the Connections experience)
The enthusiasm of the pupils comes through clearly in the final videos, which are both light-hearted and heart-warming to see. Highly to be recommended! (feedback from the Leavers Video Project)
I look forward to coming every week (A Senior Youth Theatre member)
A great week led by great people (a Play in a Week pupil)
Our daughter joined as a member of the Junior Group having tried out other larger musical/theatre type groups. Drama was more her passion though and she was able to really work on her techniques and confidence and successfully passed two LAMDA exams. She is now in the Senior Group which she is really enjoying too - being a part of the production for the Connections Festival was a fabulous experience. (parent of Senior Youth Theatre member)
Fabula arts in one phrase
Learn new things
Make new friends
Never a dull moment
A great laugh
Meet lots of people
Different types of drama
You can express yourself freely
Very enjoyable and fun
Expand your imagination
Meet lots of people
Make new friends
This project was an invaluable way to bring to a close our pupils’ time at school in this unusual term. It encouraged pupils to think carefully about their experiences and what they have learned from them, about their friends and their favourite memories. At the same time, the originality of each pupil’s work was put on display for all to see, skilfully compiled by James and his team at Fabula Arts. The enthusiasm of the pupils came through clearly in the final videos, which were both light-hearted and heart-warming. What was created was a time capsule of their five years at school, which will long be treasured. Highly to be recommended!
Summerfields School, Oxford
It’s been such a pleasure working with Fabula Arts on this project, based around the Lost Words. We’re always looking for new ways to engage young people with the natural world and working with Fabula Arts allowed us to explore how the creative arts can be utilised in this way. As someone with a more scientific background, it was a real novelty to see how poetry, drama, art and creative writing could be used to get children interested in wildlife and a delight to observe how engaged and enthusiastic the pupils were about the activities. I look forward to getting many more children involved via this programme in the coming months and years- thank you Fabula Arts!
Katie King, The Wildlife Trust BCN