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What's Coming Up This Year?

Our Black History Month live streams may have finished, but there is an exciting calendar of live events and workshops still to come this year, as well as a huge library of on-demand video workshops available at the click of a button whenever works for you:

Annual Teacher Networking Event

Join Eastside’s annual teacher networking event featuring expert keynote speakers and CPD workshops in a range of art forms to develop creative approaches to teaching and learning, as well as opportunities to co-plan with other teachers to embed creative learning within your curriculum. 

22nd February 2022 at 3.30pm


Livestream Workshops

Join other classes around the country to participate in an exciting live creative experience with Eastside facilitators. Our interactive 50-min workshop will be streamed live on YouTube to classrooms across the country, with Eastside’s Spoken Word and Drama facilitators taking your students through short, interactive tasks in a creative lesson. Schools are encouraged to add their ideas to the live online whiteboard and respond to other schools participating throughout.

World Book Day Livestreams
  • KS2, 2nd March 2022 at 1.50pm
  • KS3, 3rd March 2022 at 1.50pm
Mental Health Awareness Day Livestreams
  • KS2, 19th May 2022 at 1.50pm
  • KS3, 20th May 2022 at 1.50pm

On-Demand Video Workshops

Use our selection of pre-recorded video workshops in your classroom at a time that suits you, designed to fit a 50-min lesson, led by our expert inspirational creative facilitators.

Cultural Celebration:

  • KS2 Black Georgians – The St Giles Blackbirds  – Learn about the history and experiences of black Britons during the Georgian era through taking part in a series of interactive poetry writing activities with poet educator Remi.
  • KS2 Celebrating Women of Colour During Wartime – Take part in drama activities to learn about inspirational women of colour from history, Noor Inayat Khan and Mary Seacole, and to understand and celebrate their contribution to modern British society.
  • KS3 Celebrating Diverse Narratives – Devising Drama and Monologues:  Exploring the evolution of the term ‘Britishness’ through hearing oral histories of people who live in the UK, work with Gavin to write monologues and devise theatre from the perspective of someone coming to live in a new country.
  • KS3 Pass the Mic – Protest Podcasting: Learn about the power of protest and how it can be a positive force for good. With Deborah, students will explore a new way to protest by creating podcast segments discussing important aspects of protesting and how we can all get involved.

Words and Stories:

  • KS2 Story Seeds – Participate in interactive drama and storytelling activities to celebrate our love of books and explore characters and settings, to help grow story seeds into story ideas!
  • KS2 The Big Book of Everything – Dive into the Big Book of Everything to learn about different story genres and participate in interactive drama and creative writing tasks to write original stories to add to the story world!
  • KS3 Scrambled Stories – Use drama to imagine a world where book characters and narratives are confused, enhancing writing skills and oracy through creating character monologues.
  • KS3 New Future, New Stories – Take part in a series of creative writing tasks with writer Kes to practice writing for pleasure through creating original stories to ideas for a New Future.

Creative Wellbeing:

  • KS2 Poetry Writing for Wellbeing – Create two original poems through group and individual poetry writing exercises, exploring our emotions and the importance of self-care in everyday life.
  • KS2 Songwriting: Gratitude Attitude – Follow along in this singing and songwriting workshop with Joseph to learn how to have a positive mindset and be thankful for everyday things.
  • KS3 Poetry and Personal Strengths – Complete a range of poetry writing and performance activities to develop original spoken word poetry exploring our unique personal strengths and what it means to be emotionally strong.
  • KS3 Filmmaking for Resilience – Work with filmmaker Josh using tablets/phones to make short films to talk about emotion, develop strategies for overcoming negative thoughts and promote resilience