Imaginary Communities

A Whole New Walkley

Chol’s Residency at Walkley Library July 2019 We had a fantastic time meeting and creating with over 100 participants at Walkley Library during the heatwave of July 2019. Over the space of our 4 day mini residency there were a number of different workshops on offer for all ages. We began with a (very) warm welcome and an introduction workshop to volunteers…

Chol Residency at Walkley Library

Drama and Animation Activities at Walkley Library POSTED JULY 7, 2019 BY CHOL THEATRE This summer we’re running a two-day programme of events at Walkley Library in Sheffield. Taking place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July, the events are open to the public and completely free (see poster images below for all the details). These activities are part of a longer partnership with the…

A New Chapter for Imaginary Communities

Chol’s approach to drama education, Imaginary Communities (IC), is entering an exciting new chapter. Let’s leaf through the story so far… The Story So Far Imaginary Communities (IC) is Chol’s unique approach to drama education. IC promotes play and imagination to aid writing and integrate theatre into the wider curriculum. In giving children the opportunity to create their own worlds and characters…

Stop Press! 55 Children Are Authors of a New Story Book!

Stop Press! 55 Children Are Authors of a New Story Book! POSTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 BY CHOL THEATRE Professor Abdullah’s Metal Metropolis and Other Imaginary Communities ‘The people celebrated with a shooting fireball disco party on a rollercoaster. Everyone’s wishes had come true.’ Autumn has arrived and it seems like the perfect time to share our brilliant news. Our first ever children’s book has been created with…

‘No Limits to Learning’

POSTED DECEMBER 7, 2017 BY CHOL THEATRE We are working with Hull 2017 City of Culture  on their ‘No Limits to Learning’ CPD project which aims to unleash the artist within every teacher through its innovative programme. Here’s a beautiful film they’ve put together about our work. For more information on the ‘No Limits’ project visit: https://www.hull2017.co.uk/guides/no-limits/

Imaginary What?!

Imaginary Communities? Funny name, what’s that about? Well, it’s actually about something that’s very real, a new set of drama techniques that are having a huge impact in schools in Yorkshire and beyond, enabling students and teachers to be more creative, engaged and empowered in their lessons. Developed by Chol’s Creative Projects Director Vicky Sawka, ‘Imaginary Communities’ is a set of tools…

Creative collaboration in the classroom, it’s magic!

POSTED DECEMBER 6, 2016 BY CHOL THEATRE Right, just ventured from our Viking Settlement, my character Eric, the Chief’s son, has been busy preparing for battle with our sworn enemy. I’ve been working with Chol since September, right from the start the children were engaged and excited to share their ideas.  They worked collaboratively, in a way that I have never seen before, to develop…

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