Songster Story Project

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Songster Story Project


Activity Description

A true story of bravery and friendship in the face of hardship and danger, Songster is the story of Loughborough’s very own War horse. Based on the book written by Alison Mott and illustrated by Liz Waddell, Charnwood Arts are offering the opportunity for young people experiencing obstacles to mainstream education to create their very own audio and story book drama of Songster’s Story. Using a screen play, adapted and written by Andrew McWilliam of Chorus Theatre, and animated pages of the original illustrations created by Kelsey Bebbington, young people can explore the story’s themes and history, play and record the characters’ voices, create their own sound effects and come away with their very own digital production of the Songster story to share.

The real-life story of Songster has also been featured by ITV.

Project aims
To offer young people who experience obstacles to mainstream education an opportunity to:
- engage in creative process
- explore and develop their creative expression and skills
- learn and connect with inspirational local heritage
- help share the story of the Charnwood community’s local hero, Songster.

These aim to support the 5 ways to wellbeing, as researched and developed by the New
Economics Foundation: to connect, be active, take notice, learn and give.

Key themes
-Exploring bravery and friendship and respect for one other
-Addressing and supporting insecurities, anxiety and fear by:
- instilling confidence
-trying something new
-encouraging participation
- embracing individuality through creativity

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Access Info

Workshops can be offered on Monday or Tuesday afternoons, including after school timings. To include 5 half day workshops/rehearsals and two full day (or half day) recording sessions.

A celebratory screening will be offered to participants and guests on week commencing 12 December 2022

This offer can possibly be tailored, please reach out and Charnwood Arts will try to accommodate.

Key Stage



Start Date

Fri, 07 Oct 2022

Finish Date

Fri, 25 Nov 2022


5 workshops & 2 recording sessions


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