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Opera Revised - Madam Butterfly Spring 2011

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Opera Revised – Madam Butterfly is a project developed by the Royal Albert Hall which links Secondary School classes from across Lincolnshire and London to collaborate on creating a movie pitch of their own version of Madam Butterfly. During the project, classes will be linked online to learn about each other, the opera Madame Butterfly and how to create a movie pitch. They will be mentored online by professional film maker Rikki Beadle-Blair. Each group will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of professionals, with the winning pitch being made by Rikki Beadle-Blair into a short film. After the pitch, all participating students will have the opportunity of seeing Raymond Gubbay’s stunning production of Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall.

The finished film will be available to see online - check back later in the year to see more!

Brent Schools
Crest Girls Academy
Claremont High School,
Kingsbury High School
Preston Manor High School

Hammersmith & Fulham Schools
Phoenix High School
Henry Compton School

Kensington & Chelsea
Chelsea Academy

Lincolnshire Schools
Walton Girls High School & 6th Form
William Lovell CE School
Boston High School
Caistor Yarborough Specialist Arts College
Trent Valley Academy
The Priory Academy
Robert Pattinson School

ACES

The ACES Youth Project (ACES) has been established since 2004. Its aims are to raise the self esteem, cultural awareness and the academic achievement of young people of African and Caribbean heritage. An independent, not for- profit, that work with a variety of organisations from business to the arts, to offer schools and youth organisations a range of courses and workshops that are fun, engaging and of lasting value. The programmes give young people a chance to meet role models, raises their academic and personal aspirations and encourages them to have a greater understanding of how they can make a positive contribution as individuals living in the multicultural society of modern Britain.

For further information please refer to acesproject.co.uk

Lincolnshire CfBT

In September 2002, CfBT began a ten-year partnership with Lincolnshire County Council. The main aim was to support the school improvement agenda in Lincolnshire schools. The contract has now expanded to manage a number of services for the County Council.  The contract has now been extended to 2017.

The Lincolnshire School Improvement Service (LSIS) has overall responsibility for the governance, leadership, learning and workforce development in schools and settings. This includes the monitoring, support and challenge to these establishments to raise standards and well-being for children and young people in Lincolnshire.

Team Angelica

Team Angelica is a film & theatre production company with the express purpose of promoting creativity and humanity through mainstream entertainment.  Recent Projects include the multi-awarding FIT (a youth comedy drama about bullying, now distributed to every school in the UK) Souljah (winner of best short at the Soho Rushes Film festival) along with forthcoming feature films ‘Bashment’ and KickOff’ and the hit play Familyman at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. 

Their work is open to people of all backgrounds without exception. Check out their trailers on the teamangelicafilms YouTube channel.  To get involved please contact: rikki@teamangelica.com 

WebPlay

WebPlay is an arts education charity dedicated to creating projects for schools that combine drama and technology to raise children’s achievement, creativity and cross-cultural awareness.  All of our projects link schools online with each other and with professional artists to communicate, collaborate and create.   Since 2000, WebPlay has worked with over 26,000 children from across the UK, the US, India and China.  In 2010, WebPlay worked with the Royal Albert Hall to create ‘Swanning Around’, a project linking schools in the UK and China to create and perform their own versions of Swan Lake.  For more information on our projects, please visit www.webplay.org