Article from Bournemouth Daily Echo 26.1.13
Youngsters set to grace the stage!
Holocaust Memorial Day 2013
Youth Theatre Performance
Featuring Young people from Forest Forge, Dorset School of Acting, St. Aldhelm’s Academy and Oak Lodge Special School.
Directed by Carl Woodward
600 People attended Holocaust Memorial Day at Lighthouse Poole!
We are busy planning our 2014 event which will be on Sunday 26th January. Venue TBC…
“We’ve accomplished so much. The 17 Young people performing today as part of Holocaust Memorial Day have come so far and everyone has become better at what they do. I hope that the young people go out into the world and be more compassionate to other human beings and more responsible for their actions and words.”
–Carl Woodward, Vice Chair & Director.
A short trailer with stills from rehearsals with Youth Theatres working toward a performance at Lighthouse Poole 27.1.13 at 2pm. The event is free but you will require a ticket, available from the Lighthouse Ticket Office.
Filmed by Irene Piera
Week one was spent working with Dorset School of Acting and St Aldhelm’s Academy together with Carl, Lynda and myself (Ronan Friel.) The young people involved initially were a little daunted by the task facing us, but we were all quickly put at ease by Carl. The wonderful manner in which he used a number of activities to break the ice and put us all at ease.
We then launched into the job at hand, watching a number of short films to raise awareness of the issues involved whilst enabling the young people to not feel intimidated by the issues which we were working on. Therein lies some of the brilliance of Carl; he worked tirelessly to ensure that all involved were confident to question and be questioned, whilst raising awareness of the Holocaust using creative metaphor.
After lunch the group began adding in narrative and embellishing the acting… I must add that it was fantastic to watch! Some incredibly moving scenes were created as the group worked together to build scenes illustrating an understanding of the Holocaust I would not have thought possible in such a short period of time. I was inspired!
Thank you Carl and Lynda for inviting St Aldhelm’s Academy to take part in this project! I am very excited to see the end result! There are a few tickets available from the Lighthouse Ticket Office (0844 406 8666) You can alternatively email Lynda Ford-Horne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Teacher for Foundation Subjects
St Aldhelm’s Academy
27.1.13 at Lighthouse Poole Centre for the Arts 2pm
please contact email@example.com for more information
The event is free but we will be holding a retiring collection.