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Highlights of the Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) Multimedia Toolkit

Dialogue has been working with Clowns Without Borders South Africa to develop an audiovisual toolkit for their Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) Programmes. In South Africa, the programme is referred to as the Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme,...

Set Design Is Not Child’s Play

What has been incredible at the Cradle of Creativity Festival is the complexity of set designs and props on display, especially considering some Productions have travelled many thousands of miles to perform in Cape...

Musical Theatre for Education

As a part of the Cradle of Creativity's Focus Day on Music Theatre for Young Audiences, Tina Stodart delivered a Pecha Kucha about her work in Potchefstroom, South Africa. In the following interview (6 minutes), she speaks about using...

Making Theatre for Early Years

Saturday, 27nd May, was the Cradle of Creativity’s Focus Day on Theatre for the Early Years, held at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Below you can see some quotes from the Plenary session...

A Patchwork for Every Age

Patchwork (Dir. Joanna Evans) is an award-winning Early Years Production, created in 2014 with a seed-funding grant from the European Small Size Network. Centred around a bed, the show sees pillows learning to fly,...

Fingers, Toes and Happy Toddlers

Nicola Elliot’s Fingers And Toes, My Body Knows was an exciting addition to the programme for Early Years at the Cradle of Creativity. With the audience each being given a cushion upon entry into the...

Rocking the Cradle at Magnet Theatre

As part of the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity, Magnet Theatre hosted the 'Rocking the Cradle' event from 24th to 26th May, 2017. This was an opportunity for ASSITEJ delegates and local audiences to engage with African and...

Space Rocks

Space Rocks, produced by Flying House (South Africa) and directed by Athena Mazarakis, follows the characters of JoJo and Jinks as they journey into Space from their bedroom, in search of a better planet. The video below (6 minutes) gives...

Sounds from Rocking the Cradle

On Thursday 25th May 2017, I visited the Rocking the Cradle festival, hosted by Magnet Theatre as part of ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity. In the following audio clip (2 minutes), you can hear snippets from...

Reflections on Theatre for the Early Years

The following quotes represent just small snippets from the many conversations being had during two events on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 which were held as part of the Cradle of Creativity Focus Day on Theatre for...