World Day for Cultural Diversity

21st May

Explore and understand cultures from around the world

Workshops

World Day for Cultural Diversity

21st May

Aboriginal Australia - Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality transports you to places you cannot easily visit. With this fascinating workshop, your class will be part of a dance and didgeridoo performance, complete a bush tucker experience and throw a boomerang.  Australia’s indigenous culture is one of the oldest surviving...

African Mask Making & Dance

Children learn about African art and discover that most African masks are thought to portray the faces of spirits and gods. Many African societies have no extensive written culture so masked dances serve to teach people right from wrong. When a dancer wears a Dan mask he becomes the spirit...

African & South American Drumming

These drumming workshops are suitable for all ages as a great introduction to rhythm and basic percussion techniques. We provide djembes or samba percussion instruments for every child to join in. The children play traditional instruments and sing songs from West Africa or create a samba...

Chinese Dance

2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig.  Dragon dances are performed to scare away evil spirits. The dragon symbolises good luck, long life and wisdom.  Our professional dancers bring a traditional Chinese dragon, parasols and fans for the whole class to create an exciting...

Chinese Plate Painting

Our Chinese plate painting workshop is an engaging way for your pupils to learn about Chinese culture while covering many areas of the Art curriculum. Each child creates their own unique design and takes home their masterpiece. Our experienced facilitators supervise the children...

Diya Painting

This workshop is the perfect way to celebrate Diwali or can be enjoyed as a learning experience for classes studying Indian culture.  Diwali is a Hindu festival, also known as the Festival of Lights. Synonymous to the festival are diya oil lamps, usually made from clay. The lighting of...

Egyptian Cartouche Painting

This workshop is a unique way to study Ancient Egypt.  In Ancient Egypt, Kings and royalty encircled their name, written in hieroglyphics, with a design called a cartouche. These cartouche were meant to protect against evil spirits both in this life and the...

Gamelan

The word gamelan comes from the Javanese word 'gamel' which means hammer.  Our authentic gamelan orchestras originate from Bali and are made up of 3 different sized gongs known as ageng, kempul and kenong. Our three metallophones carrying the core melodies include the saron,...

Indian Dance

Children build on their natural enthusiasm for movement and develop skills of coordination and teamwork. Our professional dancers get the whole class moving to the beat. The Kathak style is graceful and is treasured for its intricacy, elegance and charm. One of the oldest forms...

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