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The importance of Theatre

Why theatre matters; touched by the whisperings of the stars

February 1

However big or small, rich or poor, every school has a theatre at its heart. A space that gathers us together as students, teachers and parents but also as citizens, as a living community. A space which encourages public participation in cultural...

Why the Arts? Now more than ever

January 1

I would like to share with you my thoughts about the place of the Arts within this current pandemic and why I believe that to be an artist and/or part of an audience is more important than ever. To understand The Arts are life. Drama, music,...

10 things you probably didn’t know about comedy that may change your life forever*

November 3

*Disclaimer: They will probably not change your life forever; title is for clickbait purposes only. *** ‘I love to laugh’, famously sang Mary Poppins’ Uncle Albert, floating up to the ceiling with mirth, and it’s not long before the...

Teaching diverse content with authenticity and confidence

August 31

After teaching drama and theatre for more than 30 years in the international arena, I hold firmly to the belief that all educators have an obligation to be the best version of themselves for their learners. This includes the way in which educators...

The vital role that the arts play in helping young people thrive in an increasingly unknown future

April 30

Preparing young people for tomorrow is what education is all about but are we as a society considering the best ways to do this? In this podcast, Anne Drouet shares her thoughts on the vital role the Arts plays in developing the skills needed to...

Curriculum connections at in-house festivals

April 2

We all understand the immense impact that an ISTA festival has on everyone involved – artists, teachers and of course most significantly, students. This impact is personal, social, cerebral, theatrical. One impact that we consider less is the...

Can Theatre help us change?

April 2

I think all of us who have devoted ourselves to this art form believe the answer to this question is ‘Yes’. There have been a handful of productions I’ve seen or been involved in the last 40+ years which have fundamentally changed my view...

Drama in English language teaching

January 7

This summer I was lucky enough to get back in the saddle of teaching English as a second/foreign language to teenagers and adults at East Sussex College. In my twenties I taught ESL and EFL in Turkey and Greece, running language schools over the...