Topic: Creative Resilience: Story-led creative approaches to using the Resilience Framework – Celine Wyatt and Jo Cleasby from the Grand Theatre Blackpool
Date: Friday 22nd February 2019
Time: 1pm for a 1.15pm start to 3pm
Location: Room and Building TBA, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, Brighton, BN1 9PH
Session Summary: Story-Led Resilient Therapy Practice has been developed and piloted by Celine Wyatt and her team at the Grand Theatre Blackpool (external link) over the past two years. The Grand is committed to being part of the town-wide Resilience Revolution led by HeadStart. This approach and practice looks at stories presented on the stage through a resilience lens and is central now to programme development and delivery for children and young people. The Resilience Framework and the focus on systems change has transformed the way in which the Grand thinks about its programme rationale. This integrative practice is being used particularly in the Grand Junior Artists After School Programme, where we see resilience in action through a range of inclusive arts practices. This presentation will provide an overview of the Story-Led Resilience Therapy Practice.
Biography: Celine Wyatt is Head of Creative Learning at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. She has a BA (Hons) in English and Drama with a Certificate in Education. Celine currently sits on the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Education Advisory Panel and the Edge Hill University Employability Panel.
Celine has worked in theatre, cultural and education sectors and has had positions as a Teacher, Arts Officer, Youth Worker, Schools Cultural Development Officer and Creative Learning Director. She is a Royal Society of Arts Fellow, a Common Purpose Graduate, a Trustee of Zest Academy Trust, a Member of the Royal Society of Arts Evidence Champions Network, a Member of the Member Cultural Learning Alliance, an Arts Award Adviser and a Resilient Trainer.
Celine is committed to enabling children and young people to build their capacity and resilience through creative experiences and processes.
Jo Cleasby is a Creative Learning Producer at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. She has a BA (Hons) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Cambridge University and a Post Graduate Award in Creative Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare. Jo is a Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre Practitioner and leads the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Associate Schools Programme. She is a Mentor for the NW SLICE programme (Specialist Leaders in Cultural Education), an Arts Award Adviser, Assessor for Historic England (Heritage Schools Award) and a Resilient Practitioner.
Who might be most interested: Academics, practitioners, researchers, students, parents, carers, community workers, volunteers, public sector workers, young people, service users and people with lived experience of mental health problems.
- The Hero with a Thousand Faces: Joseph Campbell (1949 1st Ed) Princeton University Press
- Drama for Learning: Dorothy Heathcote’s Mantle of the Expert Approach to Education: Dorothy Heathcote (1995) Person Education Press.
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- Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative: Ken Robinson, (2011) john Wiley & sons pub.
- Creative Schools: Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica (3 March2016) Penguin Books Ltd
- Resilient Therapy, Working with Children and Families; Angie Hart and Dereck Blincow with Helen Thomas 2007) Routledge
- The Resilience Framework ( Children & Young people) Oct 2012-adapted from Hart & Blincow (2007)
- Sharp, C. and Lee, B. (2015) Using Quality Principles in Work for, by, and with Children and Young People: Results of a Pilot Study (Draft Final Report). Slough: NFER.
- Imagine Nation: The case for Cultural Learning: Key Findings (2011) The Cultural Learning Alliance
- Imagine Nation: The value of Cultural Learning: Key Findings (2017) The Cultural Learning Alliance.
- Understanding the impact of engagement in culture and sport (CASE 2010)
- Creating Better Outcomes for Children and Young People by improving the Commissioning of Cultural Services : I&DEA (2009)
- Learning, Creative Approaches that Raise Standards, Ofsted (2010)
- Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth; The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value.
- Arts for Health and Well-Being: An evaluation framework: Public Health England (Feb 2016)
- The Cultural Learning Alliance (external link)
- Culture Case (external link)
- RSA, Action Research Centre, Learning About Culture (external link)
- The Arts Council (external link)
- The RSC (external link)
Travel Information: For details of where to find us please see this map (external link). The Falmer Campus is well-served by public transport (25 bus and Falmer train station).
*NOTE Parking restrictions will be in force, with clamping and fines being issued. Demand for parking at Falmer is far in excess of the spaces available and alternative transport is strongly recommended. Please ensure that if you do need to bring your car you either have a Falmer permit or you contact the admin team (researchadminSHS@brighton.ac.uk) to pre-book a parking space well in advance. See our travel information (external link) page.
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