Black Shuck

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Rust & Stardust is seeking funding for a very exciting educational performance project.

Following our previous puppet theatre adaptations of medieval wonder tales The Wild Man of Orford and The Green Children of Woolpit, we’re now hearing the ghostly howling of the terrifying giant dog of legend – Black Shuck!
 (Photo: The Green Children of Woolpit)

(Photo: The Wild Man of Orford)

For centuries, tales have been told of a malevolent black dog with blazing red eyes, roaming the countryside of Suffolk and terrorising the people.

 With the help and support of The Thomas Marshall Education Fund, Rust & Stardust is bringing Black Shuck to Orford for a very special performance project with the Arts Award students at Orford CEVA Primary School, a small rural school in the heart of beautiful historic Orford on the Suffolk coast.

(Photo: Orford CEVA Primary School)

Arts Award students will participate in every stage of the project, from making their own puppets to be used in the show, to rehearsing puppetry, acting, songs and dance, and finally participating in public performances with Rust & Stardust.

We are seeking funding to help support the facilitation of the Black Shuck project. Funds raised will go towards costs of resources to bring the show to life, including materials, rehearsals and performances.

The partnership with Orford Primary School will:

 -          Provide opportunities for pupils to take part in a cross-curricular performance based project

-          Develop skills in literacy, communications, arts and crafts and independent learning

-          Offer the opportunity to work alongside professional puppeteers

Over the course of the project, students will participate in weekly creative sessions to create and rehearse puppets and performances, to be part of the production put on by Rust & Stardust in St Bartholomew’s Church, in collaboration with the Thomas Marshall Education Fund.

The project will culminate in the Arts Award students participating in two performances in the church. The church may then display the work the students have created.

Help us make this amazing project a reality! For more information, go to www.rustandstardustproductions.co.uk 


Rust & Stardust Productions

Rust & Stardust is a Sussex-based puppet theatre company. Our work focuses on new writing, puppetry, animation and music. We're passionate about stories and storytelling, folklore and mythology, and all things homegrown and handmade. We’ve worked with schools and theatres to provide themed shows and workshops, and collaborated with musicians, technical artists and others. Recent work includes The Wild Man of Orford (Brighton/ Edinburgh Fringe and rural touring 2015), Seeing Stars (Brighton Science Festival 2016), Three Ribbons (Horror Fest 2016), The Green Children of Woolpit (rural touring in 2017 and 2018), and Dr Dee’s Daughter & The Philosopher’s Stone (Brighton Early Music Festival 2016, Newbury Spring Festival 2017, The Stables Milton Keynes, Beverley Early Music Festival, and on tour in 2017.)

Orford CEVA Primary School

Orford CEVA Primary School is a small rural school in the heart of a beautiful and historic village on the Suffolk coast, close to the seaside town of Aldeburgh and market town of Woodbridge. The 57 children come from Orford itself, the surrounding villages and further afield.

It is a friendly, happy school where all children and their families are welcomed and valued for the gifts they bring to our school and its community. It prides itself on being small and nurturing but with big ideas, including the Jamie Oliver teaching kitchen. Its values, creativity and aspirations combine to strengthen teaching and learning, as they consistently work to improve the opportunities and outcomes for our pupils.

The Thomas Marshall Education Fund

 The Thomas Marshall Education Fund aims to advance the education, training and life skills of the young people of Mozambique to enable them to make a sustainable living and provide active support within their communities. This will be achieved by the provision of suitable premises and equipment to enable the State of Mozambique Educators to achieve their task. The fund will also assist the poorest students to access these facilities. The welfare and safety of the young people of Mozambique is a primary consideration of this charity in all its activities.      

Arts Award

Arts Award supports young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills, and achieve a national qualification.

Through Arts Award's five levels, children and young people aged up to 25 can explore any art form including performing arts, visual arts, literature, media and multimedia. The award builds confidence, helps young people to enjoy cultural activities, and prepares them for further education or employment.
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