Northampton Eisteddfod 2018 PROGRAMME is HERE (click) Northampton EISTEDDFOD Programme 2018a

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CLASS TIMINGS/VENUE for LATEST updates.

Northampton Eisteddfod 2018 CHANGE TO ACCOMPANISTS

Due to illness Fiona Gates will no longer be accompanying the vocal or string classes. Instead the accompanist for the vocal classes will be Rosemary Robinson: telephone 01788 567613  and the accompanist for the string classes will be Oksana King: telephone 07530 330914  email ok.smolnyi@hotmail.com.

Northampton Eisteddfod is run entirely by volunteers.

We do need more volunteers to help us.

Please can you help?

If you think you might like to help please contact Chairman or General Secretary – their contact details are on “CONTACT US”

Northampton Eisteddfod 2018 Dates

Music:  Sun 13th May & Sat 19th May – Thurs 24th May 2018 Speech & Drama: Sun 18th May – Wed 21st May 2018 Grand Final Concert-Selected Performers: Thurs 24th May 2018

Northampton Eisteddfod Constitution

click here to view *Constitution of the Northampton Eisteddfod

Eisteddfod News!!! Free Workshops 2018

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The Eisteddfod is delighted to announce that for 2018, and with support from the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, it is offering workshops free to entrants of this year’s Eisteddfod. These will include skills in Popular Music and Speech and Drama.

All workshops to take place on Saturday 19th May 2018 at the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts (NMPAT) premises in Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4AZ. Places are limited and available on a first come first served basis If you’re not in a rock group and would like to attend the workshops please email Tim Smith direct  at rock@nmpat.co.uk

See under EISTEDDFODD MAY 2018 for further details.

The Speech & Drama section of the Northampton Eisteddfod will be offering a series of workshops for entrants aged 8 years and above which will be hosted by Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts (NMPAT) County Youth at the NMPAT Centre (NN1 4AZ). There are three workshops with limited places (as detailed below) which will be offered to Speech & Drama entrants on a first come basis – please contact teacher@elmsstudio.co.uk to check current availability:

Trestle Theatre Company Mask Workshop

Trestle’s popular mask workshops have introduced thousands of students and performers throughout the world to the exciting versatility of mask. Explore how mask training can unlock the door to a more focused physicality in all performance. This workshop provides an in-depth introduction to Trestle’s mask technique. Participants will understand the principles of effective mask performance through physicality and core techniques. More information about Trestle Theatre and their work can be found at their website (http://www.trestle.org.uk/about-trestle/)

Frantic Assembly Physical Theatre Workshop (14+)

Frantic Assembly are globally renowned physical theatre company who are currently touring their production Things I Know To Be True and in this workshop will be sharing production specific exercises from shows like Lovesong, Stockholm, Beautiful Burnout and Othello and instructing students on the various devising processes they use when working collaboratively to produce multi-disciplined performance, which will transfer perfectly to their own productions.

 Participants for this workshop must be 14+ and when attending wear loose and comfortable clothing and trainers suitable for exercise (NO short skirts, NO jeans and NO jewellery). Participants should be aware of the physical and movement based nature of the workshop in advance and if the students have no previous experience of Frantic Assembly’s work please visit the company website in advance of the workshop (www.franticassembly.co.uk)

“Creating a Character” Workshop with Tristan Pate

This workshop aims to give participants several different practical techniques and starting points for creating characters. With 7 years’ experience as an actor, director and facilitator, Tristan uses Laban Technique to define and explore different forms of movement, as well as exploring Le Coq style approaches to mask and clown physicality, enabling young people to develop rounded characters from scratch with defined physical and vocal mannerisms. Participants will gain an understanding of practical approaches to characterisation which they could go on to apply to scripted work, or develop their own stories and plays based on the characters which emerge.

 Licensing Information

FOR INDIVIDUALS TAKEN PART IN CLASSES OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS: all that’s required is the specific information listed on the form – the name, D.O.B etc. FOR INDIVIDUALS ENTERING CLASSES SCHEDULED FROM 9:00 – 15:00 (DURING THE SCHOOL DAY)As well as the information requested on the form, parents of such entrants are required to apply in advance for their own individual license (at least 21 days in advance of the Eisteddfod). This is a free service and can be completed on-line at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/cee FOR SCHOOLS – Any Local Authority, Academy, Free or Private school.For this category individual names, D.O.B’s, addresses, etc. are not required!    However, the Eisteddfod must be informed of the classes and number of children taking part; in addition, and most importantly, the number of chaperones that will be accompanying them.Where an individual or small ensemble (e.g. a quartet) is being entered through a school it would be helpful to know names for these specific children so they can be listed as appropriate in the programme. N.B. Schools will need to mark registers with children’s absence from school to take part in the Eisteddfod with a “V”. Further information/clarification on licensing requirements can be obtained by contacting either the Eisteddfod or NCC’s Educational Inclusion & Partnership Team  cee-admin@northamptonshire.gov.uk