Faculty Member of Shavy’s English Hut
Creative workshops are a wonderful way for children and young adults to express creativity!
Raven Drama workshops offer group tuition across all age groups. By providing a relaxed & supportive environment, participants develop the confidence to engage with others while developing creativity & communication skills. Experiencing self-discipline, teamwork, reflection and evaluation are all a part of the process - which all takes place organically, in a supportive and nurtured space.
Raven Drama offers not only drama! Lynn is a skilled creative practitioner who has also delivered projects as a part of the Lead Creative School Scheme, with the Arts Council Wales with both writing and drama skills as a base for projects.
Lynn relishes working with the written word, as well as performed and is a skilled facilitator when it comes to nurturing the creative writing of young learners too.
Our academic base nurtures an appreciation of literature, poetry and drama, with the opportunity to undertake London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) exams too!
(Lead Creative School Project Summer 2016)
We are so proud of all year 6 learners who have been part of The Lead Creative School Scheme funded through The Arts Council for Wales. Our focus has been to improve communication skills. Millbrook pupils have worked alongside creative practitioner Lynn Clausen developing their speaking and listening skills through a range of drama activities. This culminated in the children’s performance of 'Jibber Jabber' to parents, school and the local community at the beginning of May. Jibber Jabber was a creative production containing elements of Shakespeare and pieces penned by the children themselves. The result was an outstanding performance by every child showing a growth in confidence and an improvement in individual pupil oracy skills. Well done everyone!"
"It (the performances) brought the whole community of Llangors, and beyond, together in a way that I have not seen for a very long time. We are very proud to live in a community that can do this… We hope to see many more productions in the future. We need things like this to bring communities together and put a smile on people’s faces! Congratulations to you and all the cast on a magnificent production"
Melrose East, Chair
"Taking part in the Mysteries was a great way for me as a 'new Llangorse resident' to get to know lots of the community folk, young and old together. I am sure it was good for all those who took part to realise some of their hidden potential at the same time as producing something that the whole community could share and enjoy if they wanted to. I must admit at times I wondered if it would all fall into place, but I should not have doubted. I can only thank Lynn for her determination and organisation for bringing us all together!"
Chris Demanuel (Angel)
"Absolutely humbled by the children in the cast. Their eagerness and excitement was overwhelming and their presence always a pleasure. It gave us hope that our village will be in the safest of hands in the future. Sign up us oldies for the next play cos' we can't wait to be in their gang again" - Noah & Uxor alias Laurence & Rose Snowden
‘I was surprised by how much fun it turned out to be, even though the idea petrified me to begin with. It was an all-age production and lovely to have the children so engaged and I feel it was particularly rewarding for everyone who took part. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone of any age to take part in next time - even if they are appalled by the idea! It did me the power of good"
Gareth Jones (Lucifer / God / Shepherd)
"I thoroughly enjoyed watching the performance. It's wonderful to see the community come together young and old to perform the play. I hope that I will have the opportunity to see future performances"
Kirsty Williams AM (now former AM)