Category Archives: Creative Learning

The Arts Had Never Interested Me

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I didn’t particularly dislike drama or singing; it just seemed as though the stage was not for me. At the beginning of my NGHS career, I couldn’t have been less involved in school productions, in fact, the last I had heard of such was my sister having been in Dracula two years prior. My entrance […]

Top Tips For Staying Creative At Home

Staying creative, whether it be through writing, through performance, music, poetry, art or dance is extremely beneficial for our well-being. These are unprecedented and bizarre times, quite unlike anything that the world has seen in decades. Our friends in the arts community are undoubtedly struggling in the face of uncertainty – how many programmed events […]

Top 5 books adapted to plays

This World Book Day, our theatre team are celebrating our favourite plays that were adapted from books. When we read a book, our imaginations run wild, trying to envisage the world that the author created with words. Many bold, talented and creative geniuses have captured this imagination and produced magnificent plays and performances so that […]

Nottingham Puppet Festival: Pied Piper

Tuesday 26 May, | 11am | Squire Performing Arts Centre | Now on sale We are delighted to have Norwich Puppet Theatre with us at our theatre this May as part of the well-loved Nottingham Puppet Festival. Norwich Puppet Theatre will performing their popular performance of Pied Piper, a puppet play for the whole family […]

More Tickets Released – Sarah & Duck

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday has been hugely successful since tickets launched in Autumn 2019. We’re really looking forward to welcoming so many families to Squire Performing Arts Centre this Easter! In response to the rising popularity of the event, we have now released MORE tickets for the Easter Monday show at 4pm. If […]

Cut from the cast list? 9 other ways to get involved with a show

So, you didn’t get a part in the show you auditioned for. You’re understandably, disappointed, confused, overwhelmed and wondering what on earth you did wrong. There’s no question that you are absolutely justified in feeling upset when you don’t see your name up on the cast list. Even though it may feel like all your […]

25 Life skills gained in the Theatre

Many students find that theatre helps them develop the confidence that’s essential to speaking clearly, lucidly, and thoughtfully. Everything from respect to being flexible can be learned through creative learning in the arts. Oral communication skills Creative problem-solving abilities More than “just get it done” Motivation and commitment Willingness to work cooperatively The ability to […]