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Deaf Explorers bring the visual arts to Mary Hare

Deaf Explorer visited Mary Hare Primary and Secondary schools on Thursday 16th September to run a full day workshops in Visual Arts and Drama.  Actress Charlotte Arrowsmith led the drama workshop at Secondary with exam students and during the afternoon with the Primary pupils.  The exam students at Secondary explored physical performance and improvisation.  Charlotte, who is in her third season at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Visiting artist Omeira Mudawi-Rowlings worked with Art and Textiles exam students on an exciting project.

The project run by Audiovisibility and created by Ruth Montgomery, (alumnus and mother of a current pupil) was designed to support Laurentia Tan, also an ex pupil in her dressage performance for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

As part of the project, pupils watched the live link to a performance by Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.  This was also supported by Zoe McWhinney, Visual Vernacular Artist who is also an alumni of Mary Hare.

This has been a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to work with professionals and expand their knowledge of the arts.