Everyone is welcome at the Royal Albert Hall’s Relaxed Performance of The Snowman™ and Paddington Bear™, this Christmas. Enjoy a double-bill of classic stories, with musical accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in a relaxed setting. See more
Delight your family with a double-bill of classic stories, with musical accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in a relaxed setting. In the first half of this enchanting concert, narrated by Stephen Mangan, we join Paddington™ on a journey from his first meeting with the Brown Family right up to making his conducting debut on our very own stage!. And for the second half, Raymond Briggs’ magical picture book The Snowman™ comes to life on the Hall’s big screen while Howard Blake’s heart-melting score, including Walking in the Air, is performed live. Ben Palmer, Conductor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Everyone is welcome: children, young people, adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities, as well as individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired, blind or visually impaired, and those living with dementia.
There is a relaxed attitude to movement and noise, plus ‘chill-out’ spaces will be available outside the auditorium.
Have a look at this article on the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto in nasen Connect. The magazine from the National Association of Special Educational Needs is published every two months and is sent to it’s Silver and Gold members who are made up of SENCO’s, School Leaders, Educational Psychologists, Local Authority Specialist Teams, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support Staff, School Governors and Trustees.
nasen has now extended it’s membership to cultural organisations. See more and join nasen here. For specific support around cultural inclusion, try nasen’s one-day workshop: Working effectively with children and young people with SEND: a one-day workshop for arts, culture and heritage organisations.
At the cultural inclusion conference at the Hammersmith Lyric last week, I promised to send you some information about how you can engage with nasen moving forwards. Our offer around cultural inclusion continues to evolve, but there are two ways in which you can get started. At the simplest level, you can sign up as a nasen member, which will give you access to nasen’s online resources, webinars as well as give you access to the latest research and effective practice. Whilst the context is very much about schools, much of it is directly applicable to learners with SEND in any context. My advice would be to join as a gold organisational member, which only costs £299 and gives every member of staff and volunteer in your organisation access to the resources. You can find more information and join nasen here: http://www.nasen.org.uk/why-join/
For those of you who are looking for specific support around cultural inclusion, please can I recommend our one-day workshop: Working effectively with children and young people with SEND: a one-day workshop for arts, culture and heritage organisations
You can find full details of this course and information about how to commission it here: http://www.nasen.org.uk/professional-learning/existing-courses-available.html
All good wishes,
Dr Adam Boddison
Chief Executive (nasen)
Chair of Whole School SEND Consortium
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