Article Source: National Theatre of Scotland
First Published: 26 August 2021 9:37
Updated: 26 August 2021 9:37
NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND OPENS NEW DIGITAL EDUCATION PORTAL
• The Company launches a new portal aimed at secondary school educators and students
• Access to National Theatre of Scotland new filmed productions
• Specially created resource pack for Hannah Lavery’s Lament for Sheku Bayoh
• Future educational resources for National Theatre of Scotland productions
• Registration now open for teachers and educators
On 25 August the National Theatre of Scotland launched its new online education portal for teachers and students with a specially created educational resource for Hannah Lavery’s powerful production Lament for Sheku Bayoh plus access to a filmed version of the production, captured at the Lyceum Theatre in 2020.
Acclaimed co-production Lament for Sheku Bayoh, a compelling, artistic response to the tragic death of Sheku Bayoh, is currently on stage at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh during the Edinburgh International Festival from 25 to 28 August and also online from 25 to 31 August on National Theatre of Scotland’s website and from eif.co.uk as part of Edinburgh International Festival At Home in partnership with abrdn.
A new resource pack for the production is now freely available to schools and designed to support educators to approach an anti-racism conversation in response to the production. Working closely with writer Hannah Lavery, cast members and other industry professionals, the three co-producers have curated a range of audio, visual and written articles which will support teachers in facilitating positive, constructive conversations around the themes of the play exploring the wider aspects of Scottish cultural identity and enriching the pupil experience of the production.
The resources have been developed with input from poet and facilitator Clementine E Burnley and include tools from organisations such as Training for Change and The Anti-Racist educators.
Clementine Burley said: “Discussions of racism and racial violence when handled sensitively can lead to shifts in understanding. The material in this resource aims to support educators to more safely explore in mixed racial groups the wider social, historical and political aspects of Scottish identity"
The education portal will include resources created to support teachers and secondary school students in Scotland to study selected productions from National Theatre of Scotland’s programme. It will also offer a selection of filmed productions, focussing on the Company’s new productions.
Resources and a filmed version will be made available for the National Theatre of Scotland’s forthcoming production, The Enemy, a radical re-imagining of the classic Henrik Ibsen play An Enemy of the People by playwright Kieran Hurley and Enough of Him a National Theatre of Scotland and Pitlochry Festival Theatre co-production from writer May Sumbwanyambe, a thrilling study of the dynamics of power exploring the life of Joseph Knight, an enslaved African man brought to Scotland by plantation owner John Wedderburn to serve in his Perthshire mansion.
Resources for The Enemy will focus on the Higher Drama exam syllabus and will offer short videos of members of the creative team talking about directing, acting, character, space and design.
New filmed productions and resources will be added to the portal throughout the year and will be made available to students and educators in Scotland, UK and internationally. The resources developed will be specific to the Scottish drama curriculum.
The portal will complement National Theatre of Scotland’s existing programme of free-to-access digital content, which includes its series of short theatrical artworks, Scenes for Survival, created by a quarantine team of Scottish theatre-makers and Ghost Light, a celebration of theatre on film made by award-winning film director Hope Dickson Leach. National Theatre of Scotland and Hopscotch Film’s special filmed version of Adam commissioned for BBC Scotland and BBC Arts which tells the remarkable story of a young trans man and his struggle across genders and borders to be himself is currently freely available to watch on BBC iPlayer until early 2022.
Paul Fitzpatrick, Head of Creative Engagement at National Theatre of Scotland said: “We are thrilled to be able to open up the digital doors to National Theatre of Scotland to offer teachers and students across Scotland access to high quality filmed productions and bespoke digital resources created especially for the Scottish education sector.
“We look forward to sharing our work with educators and young people nationwide to help facilitate access to the arts, learning and discussion."
Lament for Sheku Bayoh is a co-production with the Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.
Access to the digital education portal can be found here.
Light Waves is a multilingual short film by Historic Environment Scotland which showcases Scotland’s coasts and waters and its links to Gaelic and Scots culture.
Scotland's national music prize, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, has officially announced the twenty outstanding Scottish albums which have made it onto this year's coveted Longlist!
We are excited to let you know that BBC Scotland's Debate Night is welcoming audiences back into the studio for their third series and are looking for people from across Scotland to join them!
Consumers across Scotland are being urged to only buy pre-loved clothing for 30 days or more in order to tackle a throwaway culture that Oxfam Scotland says is making climate change worse.
The annual FREE Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival is back this weekend and is shaping up to be a great day out for all the family with a great entertainment line-up and new charitable partnership!
It’s one month today until Kiltwalkers march out for the charities of their choice, as Scotland's favourite mass participation charity event makes its real-life return!
Scotland's talented young musicians will once again meet in person to learn, collaborate, play, and perform in prestigious venues across Scotland.
The National Theatre of Scotland has launched its new online education portal for teachers and students with a specially created resource pack for Hannah Lavery’s Lament for Sheku Bayoh.
Scottish Ballet, Diageo and Whisky Auctioneer have announced the release of 470 bottles from a single cask of Royal Lochnagar whisky, which will be sold at auction 9-13 September 2021!
A new experimental theatre production will take place at Ben Lomond on Sunday 26th September combining music, dance and spoken word!
Here at Love Seafood, it’s our mission to get you excited about eating seafood, so we’ve pulled together some of Scotland’s best seafood restaurants.
A new campaign to raise awareness of and encourage people to choose sustainable transport when traveling to the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has launched!
Come and enjoy a fun filled day out on the banks of Loch Lomond when Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival returns in September!
With less than four weeks to go until the gates open at cinch presents TRNSMT, the festival has announced a huge collaboration with Scotland's most popular street food market, Big Feed!
The Ancient Society of Kilwinning Archers, one of the oldest Archery organisations in the world, return to Drummond Castle this month for their annual Papingo Shoot.
The National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle, one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and one of the gems of the North East, is hosting a new exhibition on Scottish artist, Edward Atkinson Hornel.
cinch presents TRNSMT has been confirmed as a Gateway Event, with organisers working with the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to deliver the event in September!
Following a £1million conservation, the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther is set to welcome visitors back onboard the iconic ‘Fifie’ Reaper, a Rare Survivor from the golden age of sail.
Aldi has launched its summer Scottish Beer Festival with a fun quiz, designed to help customers find the best Scottish craft beer to suit their personality.
£241,995 has been awarded to more than 20 heritage projects as part of the Historic Environment Support Fund, administered by HES.
Red Sky Productions are casting for a new family entertainment series for BBC Scotland and are looking for dogs and their humans to take part!
Love Seafood is on a mission to inspire the nation to fall in love with seafood and here's a round up of the best award-winning fish and chip shops in Scotland.
This year's limited event from The Ceres Highland Games was made possible as a result of main sponsorship from the Scottish Building Society, the oldest building society in Scotland.
David Livingstone Birthplace in Blantyre has reopened its doors after four years, following a £9.1m regeneration project!
The Scottish Album of the Year Award introduce new award, with one young and emerging artist set to win £5000 to support creation of debut album.
The countdown is on for Scotland's biggest music festival as an outstanding array of acts prepare to descend on Glasgow Green over the 10th - 12th September!
David Livingstone Birthplace has received a huge selection of bedding plants and climbers from Asda Blantyre to help complete external landscaping works ahead of reopening on July 28th!
2021 marks the 32nd year of Doors Open Days, a festival that sees organisations and volunteers offer free access to sites and events across Scotland.
Largo Arts Week is making a welcome return this summer to the Fife coastal village of Lower Largo and its surrounding communities after being postponed last year due to Covid.
ARTS festival Largo Arts Week kicks off this weekend in the Fife coastal village of Lower Largo after being postponed last year due to Covid.