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Welcome

After an initial workshop, we invite participating children to submit stories, characters, drawings, poetry and even songs that the creative team of Filament will use as the basis for their nex...

Sabina runs a Marathon for Rufus and Rabbit

Sabina Netherclift, the joint AD of Filament Theatre, is going to be running 2 half-marathons this October 2017 to raise…

A film from our R&D

Hello everyone. Here are a couple of songs filmed during the R&D. Have a listen and tell us what you…

Some persuasive letter writing

Have a read of these well argued letters to the police and the Prime Minister, seeking the release of Space…

Read all about it!

A fantastic piece from Alix Hawley reporting on the effect of Space Rabbit’s crash landing in the middle of Central…

Stop Press from Kirk Hallam!

Stop Press! Here is a really well presented and imaginative news report by Dallimore reporter, Tiegan Haywood. Read why Space…

Some written work too

Here is some terrific work written by the children at Dallimore school all based on the project!

Lovely work from Dallimore school

Here is some exquisite extra terrestial work from the children at Dallimore school. Rockets, space rabbits and aliens – all…

R&D 2 and a trip to Oxfordshire and Derbyshire

We are really looking forward to sharing more of the story and characters developed during our week of R&D with…

Week Long Workshop at Southbank Centre

Osnat and Sabina lead a workshop at the Southbank Centre as part of the ‘Imagine Children’s Festival’ which celebrates storytelling…

Merry Christmas to all of you from us here at Filament

Dear Participants Merry Christmas! See you in 2017 for the next stage of the project and the show!    

The FILM

We have had the most fantastic ideas from all the children we have worked with. We haven’t been able to…

Some Drawings from Ladywood Primary

Queen Victoria and the Spider

Here’s a picture of Queen Victoria looking  very chic! And it’s no surprise as she is having a party in…

Tony Paper Man

Meet David Paperman (also known as Tony). He lives in New York has blonde hair, clothes made from wallpaper, a…

Ethan and the Seagull

Ellie has written a story about two brothers, one of whom gets taken by a seagull – just imagine! Read…

Emily Cookson’s Adventure

This is a terrific story – you won’t guess what happens in it but there is a surprise appearance from…

Escape from the Kalahari

Here’s a birthday wish granted for Mildred who lives in the Kalahari! Read by Sabina

Blast Off

Here’s a lovely story, taking us from earth into space. Mateusz has taken us inside a space rocket and then…

Alex and the Lighthouse

Here is another slightly spooky story from Joanna at St John Fisher RC Primary in Oxford. Be prepared to be…

The Mouse Fairy

This is a great story about being changed…from Antonia, read by Mike

A terrifying story for Halloween from St John Fisher

Here is a story from Arabella which will send a few shivers up the spine! Read by Mike Rogers. Listen…

Sazu, Bird of the Amazon

Another wonderful story from the pupils at Ladywood Primary School – all about some adventurers who meet a bird called…

Frankie and the Spider

I really hope you are able to read this story written by Connor at Ladywood Primary School, all about Frankie…

I’m Still Young for my Age

Well, it has been an incredibly busy week of R&D. We have some really interesting characters to work with, Rufus…

Rufus Longbottom and friends

Today we have been working with some of the characters we met during the workshops – Captain Amelia Hook, Rufus…

Filament R&D week 1

Today has been the first day with our wonderful performers, KM, Lula, Rebecca, Simon and David and our designer, Tina….

Ray Lodge Prop Slot

Here are some ways in which pupils at Ray Lodge thought about using one of their props, a scarf. You…

Meet VB

Here is a terrific idea for a story from pupils at Ray Lodge Primary School. VB is a terrible gossip….

Some more wonderful characters

Ethal and Dan

Here, Steffi and Raff have found two different ways to think about their characters. Steffi has written a character description…

Meet Treezilla

Bill Ciphet’s Story

 

Pip’s Story

Two Dallimore Grooves

Here are two of the grooves which pupils from Dallimore composed lead by David and Fran. In the first they…

Grafton Stories

We have had some lovely story ideas from Grafton Primary School, a selection of which appears on The Grafton Primary…

Dan and the Two-Headed Snake

This is Evan’s drawing of a two-headed cobra.  It attacks the hero of Evan’s story Dan. Dan is very poor, he…

Maliwu’s Adventure

Grace at Grafton Primary School has been creating an adventure story about Maliwu. He lives in the rainforest with a…

Dallimore Story Sketches

Fran and David  worked with children from years 3-6 at Dallimore Primary School this week. The children have written characters and…

And a Willowtree Groove

Captain Amilia Hook

This is Captain Amilia Hook and her good ship. Captain Amilia is searching for gold. She is scared of sharks…

The Fantastic Scorpion Detector

Yesterday, we took some photos of some rather cunning inventions made my pupils at Ladywood school, as well as a picture…

David Sinniman

Today we met a cowboy baker from South America, called David Sinniman. He was involved in an accident in which…

Scotland

Here is a very intriguing character called Scotland. She is very interested in history, in particular the Berlin Wall (the…

South Moreton’s Gallery

Here are some of the glorious character drawings created by children from South Moreton Primary School. Which character’s story would…

Madison’s Adventure to Britain

Here is Madison. She lives in New Jersey in the United States but she wants to visit Buckingham Palace in…

The Adventures of Twinkle

This is a terrific story about Twinkle, who lives in the mountains of Albania. She is a natural adventurer who…

Picklepine’s Journey to America

Here is the story of Picklepine. He had a very exciting adventure involving sharks – one even swallowing him whole!…

New City’s Picture Gallery

Here are some beautiful characters drawn for us to work from. We have spotted a very unhappy tree and rock…

Esmerelda

Here is the story of Esmerelda, written by Adama and read by Sabina. This is Esmerelda’s picture! We really enjoyed…

St John Fisher – a new groove

This was our first groove created by year 4 pupils at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, Oxford. Having met…

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