Glorious Backstage Arts runs a programme of creative skills workshops for schools, individuals and arts organisations.
Carnival Arts Workshops provided to motivate, encourage and train young people in different aspects of design and performing arts. Childrean and young adults are actively involved in creating and being part of events which will build their confidence and team work skills.
The aim is to encourage participants to develop confidence in their creativity and the performing arts, to work individually and as part of a team. We aim to help learners explore new skills and motivate themselves via a mixture of costume making, drawing, dance and drama.
The amalgamation of dance styles and steps associated with Latin, African and Caribbean carnival’s also encourages boys and girls to develop their spatial awareness, stamina and knowledge of traditional and contemporary movement and performance. Our dance education programmes are produced in collaboration with Movement Angol.
Dwayne Fields was the first Black British man to reach the North Pole in May 2010. Dwayne spoke to us about 'Mathew Henson' the African American explorer who was the first man to achieve this challenge in 1909 and in whose footsteps he was determined to follow.
CAD-Net The Carnival Arts Development Network
Carnival costumes are designed to portray historical, fantasy, or contemporary themes.
The design theme for 2011 - 2012 sought to portray stories inspired by the paralympic values of determination, inspiration,courage and equality.We are looking at real Inspirational people whose lives reflect, the courage, determination and excellence we can all work to achieve.