Erasmus 2021- 2023 The Face Behind The Mask
We are delighted to have been invited to be part of the Wales contribution to Erasmus + this year and next. Along with school, Arts organisations and Social Enterprise groups in Spain and Italy we will devise and generate a skills based arts education project across the three countries. Lighthouse will be working with Plasmarl and Burry Port primary schools to present a drama project entitled The Face Behind The Mask. After two long years of lockdown the students will use drama and dance to explore issues of empathy, connectivity, co-operation and what being a creative citizen really means. Adelante!!
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
We continue to work with the City and Council of Swansea’s Education Department, taking our adaptations of this Christmas classic into schools in the local area.
At Key Stage Two level, we perform the piece and then provide a theatre skills’ workshop for the students to enhance their understanding of the piece, improve their confidence levels and develop their communication skills
At Key Stage Three, the performance is a catalyst for a question and answer session about the work and the author to improve the learning experience for the attending students.
We also provide resources websites to help the teachers with preparation for the events.
‘This is masterful story-telling’, South Wales Evening Post
Performed in May 2013 and May 2014, it was developed in conjunction with the Josef Herman Foundation for Key Stage Two pupils, the show consisted of an encounter on the streets of the town with the artist himself who then took the audience to visit his favourite places, returning to the Welfare for an art lesson.
On Scarborough Front
In conjunction with the City and County of Swansea’s Education Advisory Service, Ty Cerdd and Arts Council Wales, we present in schools, Stuart Fortey’s funny and poignant tale about Wilfred Owen’s last few days in Britain before being sent back to the front in 1917.
Clarence Gardens Hotel, Scarborough. 1917.
Wilfred Owen, recovering from shell-shock, comes face to face with Lieutenant-Colonel Gray in a Scarborough Hotel – both facing their own unspeakable demons far away from the trenches. Marking the centenary of the start World War One, Lighthouse Theatre present this touching piece about two minds meeting in the most of devastating circumstances.
“Both the performance and Q&A session were excellent – pupils and staff were captivated” – Teacher from Cefn Hengoed Community School
During the Dylan Thomas Centenary Year, we took our acclaimed production of Return Journey into schools all over the Swansea district. The show was presented as a live radio broadcast and was accompanied by a theatre-skills workshop in which the words of the piece were given further life.
Bells of Santiago
In conjunction with Swansea Arts and Education, The Swansea Festival and The Welfare in Ystradgynlais, we are working on a new theatre piece aimed at Key Stage Two pupils charting the history of the famous Bells of Santiago – brought to Swansea after tragedy in 1863 and returned after tragedy in 2011. This is a new piece in our continued relationship with Swansea’s Theatre-In-Education Programme. As well as a public performance in The Welfare, we will be visiting Pontlliw, The Hafod, Christchurch, Pontybrenin and Sketty Primary Schools.
Teachers’ comments on our previous educational projects
“The children were engaged throughout due to the high standard of acting”
“Everyone had a great time”
“Very useful for reading, behaviour, visualisation and enhancing vocabulary”
“Thank you – a fantastic experience!”