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A Braai at Magnet Theatre

Magnet Theatre's Full-Time Training and Job Creation Programme is a 2-year programme for “youth who for one reason or another struggle to be absorbed into the training at the University”. The programme aims “to bridge the divide...

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...

The Music Theatre for Young Audiences Network

“What is Music Theatre For Young Audiences?” This was the question posed to the participants of a workshop aiming to plan the start of a new international Music Theatre Network. Held at the Baxter Theatre,...

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...

The Sights & Sounds at Guga S’thebe

In my interview with Sylvia Ncediwe Mdunyelwa, Langa Arts Association Chair, she spoke of the history and importance of the Association and Guga S’thebe Arts & Culture Centre. She is a prolific member of...

Education, Education, Education

The following podcast (8 and a half minutes) explores my reflections on the Arts in Education seminars held at the Cradle of Creativity on Friday, May 19th, 2017. These seminars delved into the many...

Little Sparrows Flying at Baxter

Sparrow is a wonderful, sweet performance for the Early Years by Teater Fot (Norway), directed by Lise Hovik. It follows a little sparrow on its journey from the moment it hatches out of the egg. The piece encourages children to...
An ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity workshop

Snippets from the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity

My third day at Cradle of Creativity was spent focusing on the sharing of stories. Firstly, during the morning plenary at City Hall, I listened to Dr Vicensia Shule (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)...