Sheppey Shanties

Exciting new arts project for coming out of lockdown!
A unique opportunity celebrating Sheppey Primary Schools,
Completely free of charge

Sheppey Shanties is an exciting new project for four Sheppey Primary schools to work with Paper Balloon Theatre and their company of professional artists to create an original Sea Shanty music video, featuring performances by year 6 pupils.

Over the course of several fun and exciting workshops in the summer term, up to 30 pupils per school will co-write an original Sea Shanty with award-winning composer Darren Clark, engaging with Sheppey’s maritime heritage. 

The pupils will also devise an accompanying movement piece; featuring either physical theatre and puppetry, or contemporary dance, facilitated by Paper Balloon’s experienced directors and choreographers. The song and accompanying performances will be recorded and filmed by the Paper Balloon team, and turned into an original, bespoke music video that champions and celebrates the young people’s creativity and ideas.

The project explores ways to celebrate youth-led creativity through music and drama during a difficult and uncertain time. The delivery team will retain a flexible approach to reaching schools, whether working in-person, remotely, or through blended delivery.

How to apply (This project is for the Primary schools on the Isle of Sheppey)

Theatre31 and Paper Balloon with the support of the Sheppey Creative Schools Network are looking for four primary schools in Sheppey to take part in this amazing project.  Expressions of interest will be met on a first come first served basis. Deadline 5pm, Friday 26 April.

Register your expression of interest

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Sheppey Shanties is part of Theatre31’s Celebrate Schools Festival programme.

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