On Thursday November 5th, Fabula Arts presented at an online STEAM event for young people organised by The University of Northampton. More than a thousand girls, from Year 6 upwards, logged on to experience a day that combined pre-recorded video presentations and live interaction, all designed to inspire girls to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths.
The Fabula Arts contribution was linked to our Lost Words project. With the help of videographer and video editor Sam Blaxley, Tim Cole and Emma Kendrick from Laugh Out Loud Theatre and Katie King from The Wildlife Trust at the Nene Valley Wetlands, Fabula Arts co-directors James and Annie made a video to promote our Lost Words workshops. And this video premiered at the event. You can watch the video here : https://youtu.be/WNcMq_o1QV0
We were especially pleased to be involved and make the video as the pandemic had taken away the opportunity to run our workshops in the summer of 2020. We very much hope that we can offer our workshops again in the summer of 2021.
On the day itself James was interviewed live and answered questions on all sorts of topics, but perhaps most interestingly about the relationship between the arts and science. Creativity is in us all and it is just as much help when you are attempting to produce a new vaccine, for example, as it is when you are trying to compose a piece of music!
You can read a review of the day that appeared in Northants Life here : https://www.northantslife.co.uk/virtual-steam-event-engages-over-1000-young-girls-across-northamptonshire-hertfordshire-and-bedfordshire/