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. (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)
The project worked perfectly for our children (primary school teacher)
A great week led by great people (Play in a Week pupil)
Teaching and learning at its very best (primary school teacher)
When can we do this again? (primary school pupil after Lost Words Day)
This has been the best play I have ever seen! (primary school pupil after Remembrance project)
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)
We cannot thank Fabula Arts enough for the inspirational workshops that they provided for our children and I cannot thank James and his team enough for their communication and professionalism throughout. Overall, the nature of the project worked perfectly for our children. By meeting the actors, and performing sequences of the show, the play was brought to life, and they were in awe when we watched the performance of the Snow Goose for real, and saw how the work they had done had contributed to the performance. During the day in school, the team worked effectively and pitched their work at an appropriate level so that the children were engaged as well as challenged. This historical context set the day off and brought the enormity of the events discussed to life. The project also allowed our children to see that they can achieve anything if they put their mind to it and were so proud when they saw the sail, adorned with messages they had sewn, on display in the church. We thoroughly enjoyed the project and can't wait for the next one!
Newton Road Primary School
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