This spring, three schools will work with Amy Seirnsides of Dance Action on a project that encourages creative exercise and team building through contemporary dance workshops. Beechgrove and Cromwell Road Primary schools will also have the opportunity to meet and work with children from their future secondary school Gillbrook Technical College.
In Stockton pupils from Crooksbarn Primary will be exploring the sounds of the didjeridu with musician Kev Howard and developing their work into a performance for parents in May.
Two more Art:works projects are due to start in June, an animation project exploring “Eastern European Grotesque” is set to take place at Gillbrook Technical College and “The Works” is a poetry project set to take place in ten primary schools across the Tees Valley, children will be invited to make comparisons between post-World War Two Thornaby and their environment today.
TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.