10 September 2018

Unmissable courses and workshops for teachers and artists/creative practitioners: September – December 2018

A summary of events coming up – check out our brochure for more details on each event and book here.

The Director’s Craft – Devising, Design and Directing

Tuesday, 25 September 2018


Chapter Arts Centre

For teachers at keystage 2, 3 and above to develop their skills and understanding.

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GCSE Music live

Wednesday, 10 October 2018


Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

A GCSE Music Professional Development session to support teachers delivering WJEC GCSE Music. This event will focus on the Unit 3 prepared extracts ‘Handbags and Gladrags’ and ‘Rondeau: Purcell’. Designed and led by Owain Gethin Davies the music will be brought alive by musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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Skills not Frills – Art 

Thursday, 25 October 2018


Llanishen Fach Primary School

The aim of this Skills Not Frills Art session will be to give primary school teachers confidence in using a range of visual arts skills with a view to them employing them in their own teaching setting and key stage.

Participants will engage with 3D and 2D artistic practise alongside ‘Arts Champion’ teachers who have many years experience working with children delivering the art and design curriculum. There will be opportunities to look at influences, ideas, materials as well as tools and skills. Expect your inner artist to be awakened in a safe supportive environment.

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Coffee and a Chat

Thursday, 25 October 2018


Rhondda Heritage Park Café

Meet the A2:Connect team and the Central South Lead Creative Schools team.

No need to book, just come along on the day

Lord of the Flies

Thursday, 25 October 2018


Sherman Theatre

Join us to watch this co-production between two of Wales’ renowned producing theatres, Sherman Theatre & Theatr Clwyd. We’ll be hearing experiences of bringing literature alive in the classroom before seeing this exciting adaption on stage at the Sherman Theatre. Post show panel discussion taking its provocation from the themes stemming from the production.

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Developing Contemporary Art study in the classroom

Friday 9 November 2018 Chapter, Cardiff

Friday 11 January 2019 Artes Mundi 8, National Museum Cardiff

Friday 8 March 2019 g39, Cardiff

Participants must be able to attend all three days.

These sessions will form a three – day course taking a practical approach to bringing contemporary art into schemes of work, how to begin looking at an exhibition and where to research and broaden knowledge around contemporary art both locally and regionally.

The three-day course will take place in the major contemporary art spaces in Cardiff – Chapter, Artes Mundi at National Museum Cardiff and g39. The facilitating artists include Holly Davey, Anthony Shapland, Gweni Llwyd, Freya Dooley, Thomas Williams and Louise Hobson.

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Learning Group

Monday, 12 November 2018


Chapter Arts Centre

These open group events are aimed at artists delivering work on educational projects or in educational settings, creative agents or project producers.

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Practical Approaches to Set Texts – for English teachers

Tuesday, 13 November 2018


Chapter Arts Centre

Theatr Iolo and Arts Active present this one day CPD for English teachers to develop their skills in using creative and practical approaches to explore set texts with their students. Facilitated by professional theatre professionals the day will focus on Of Mice and Men, An Inspector Calls; Lord of the Flies and A View From The Bridge.

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Skills not Frills – Music

Wednesday 14 November 2018 


St Phillip Evans RC Primary School

This workshop has been devised by A2 Connect’s Music Champions and will be an easily accessible and enjoyable day of training. It will be suitable for non-specialist Primary teachers to support their use of music as part of their creative practise in the classroom.

Opportunity will be provided to develop and gain confidence in all aspects of music making, including performing, composing and appraising across the curriculum. You will also have an opportunity to observe the choir perform and gain some top tips for your return to school.

The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the role that music will play in preparation for the new curriculum.

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Creative Writing Skills for teachers

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 – in the medium of English


Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 – in the medium of Welsh


Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tydfil

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Would you like to learn more about how to create poetry, fiction and explore digital engagement? If so, join an inspiring day of entertainment, talks and workshops led by Welsh authors and poets.

The Creative Pathways Event

Tuesday, 20 November 2018


Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Opportunities for pupils and teachers to find out more about careers in TV/Film, Media, Gaming, Theatre, Venues, Costume, Graphic Design, Animation, Acting, Musicians, Music Technology, Art and more.

Network Meeting 16:00 – 18:00

Network Meetings are an opportunity for artists, teachers, arts organisations and school leadership teams to meet.

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