Snow Business provides the perfect opportunity to keep you all updated on FINDING THE WILL’s latest adventures!
Since we were last in the business of talking to you, we’ve had the excitement of working at All Cannings Primary School here in Wiltshire. We’ve also received the publicity for our new show ‘Naming The View’ which is making that particular adventure scarily real! More on that in a moment, but first let me tell you about our lovely day with All Cannings Primary near Devizes.
We’ve worked with All Cannings a few times over the years and it really is a lovely school community to be part of. Towards the end of February we spent a day with Years 4/5/6 running Interactive Workshops on ‘The Tempest’. One of the main themes of this play is the triumph of forgiveness over revenge – a really powerful message in this day and age – “The rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance”. For instance if you were Prospero, having been the victim of attempted murder, and now knowing that some of those same people are still trying to kill each other on your island, and yet more ‘men of sin’ are wanting to kill you even as you think – would you seek revenge or forgive them? Now normally, at this point in the workshop, when we take a straw poll the result is overwhelmingly to seek revenge with just a few lone voices advocating forgiveness. Not so in All Cannings! How refreshing to meet young people who genuinely believe that forgiving someone is more powerful than getting your own back. So congratulations All Cannings children in Years 4/5/6 – one is tempted to say you should be running the world! We also received the most wonderful thank you speech by a young man from Year 5 I believe, who spoke eloquently and spontaneously on behalf of all the children. One of those really touching moments that stick with you. Below are a couple of photos courtesy of @allcanningssch
On now to the other side of the business – the show business side! ‘Naming The View’ is our new show written by FTW co-founder Richard Curnow and starring……….us both!! Die hard fans of FTW will be familiar with ‘Bard Heads’ (still available for touring) and, in a similar vein, ‘Naming The View’ is a re-imagining of Kate from The Taming Of The Shrew after thirty years of marriage. I’ll tease you, dear reader, with more tasty morsels of information in the weeks to come, but for now here’s a sneaky peak at the poster!
Busy few weeks for FTW coming up. Snow business permitting, we have workshops on The Dream at Sutton Veny School, WIlts on Monday, two Project Weeks on The Tempest running concurrently in Swindon, and a week of Romeo & Juliet with our old friends at Anson Primary in London. Lots to tell you about then at the end of the month. Until then, stay warm, dry and safe!