As part of the event on 1st July, Richard shared some thoughts about Drama, young people and society. These form part of Big Brum’s new five year plan, which we share below. “What are you going to do with people’s lives?” This was the question a seven year old child asked Sadiq Khan at the […]Read more "What are you going to do with people’s lives? – Richard Holmes, Artistic Director, Big Brum TIE"
“Real understanding is a process of coming to understand: we cannot ‘give’ someone our understanding. Real understanding is felt. Only if the understanding is felt can it be integrated into children’s minds, or anyone’s” – Geoff Gillham, 1994. Instinctively, my heart agreed with the above statement, which provided the context for exploring What is drama? […]Read more "Act 2: Becoming Somebody Different – A response from Yeow Poon, People and Organisation"
Big Brum TIE and the BCU Drama MTL are holding a joint event on 1st July 2017 from 10am to 3pm, looking at Drama and Education. Please note the date in your diaries. The venue, to be confirmed, will probably be Sheldon Heath Community Centre (the new home of Big Brum). You will remember that there […]Read more "July 1st 2017: Drama and Education"
Invitation to join the Board of Big Brum TIE Big Brum is looking for enthusiastic people to join our management committee, who are interested in supporting the company through a period of organisational development over the next 5-10 years. Who are we looking for? We are looking for people who are willing to share their […]Read more "Invitation to join the Board of Big Brum TIE"
I am now a term into my second year of teaching and, so far, my experience has been extremely far removed from that of my NQT year. Last year I was almost intimidated by the amount of control I had over the direction of Drama within my school, unsure of my jurisdiction under my head […]Read more "Life as an RQT"
November 2016 For the past few years, Drama PGCE students at Birmingham City University have been working for a day with Big Brum, using their current TIE programme as a starting point for exploring professional questions about inclusion, transition and diversity. Central to this has been a text from the SCYPT Journal (ICTIE Conference, Amman, […]Read more "Tuning the Ear to the Displaced Child"
Hi all, Just thought I should post some links to appropriate research readings. Further reading We would like to draw your attention to two new books that say a great many pertinent things about TIE and this Company’s ways of working. Davis, David with Chris Cooper (2014) Imagining the Real – towards a new theory […]Read more "Research Reading- Support"