An Experiment of Wonder: Children Playing Drama in Museum Settings by Paul Lin See the film of the Wondersaur project in China And here’s a link for our Chinese audiences http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTU0OTE5MzQyOA==.html When and How My Story Began Studying at University of Kent as an exchange student in 2015, I sent an email to Frances, looking for […]

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It’s been a while. Two months or thereabouts since I touched this blog, since I gave you guys something new to read on here. Well, I’m back! And even though this may well be the last post I write about Wonderstruck, I’m going to carry on writing this thing. Let’s call it social journalism. Let’s […]

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Participation is often measured in numbers. How many people came? How many took part? How many of them were from ethnic minorities? How many people from hard-to-reach groups came along? For how many people was this their first trip to the theatre? And this stuff matters, of course. Numbers are a crude measure but they’re […]

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When I discovered I wasn’t good enough to be a professional footballer (I was eleven – how did I labour under that misapprehension for so long?) I fell into a couple of years of not quite knowing what I was going to do with my life other than to set forth, as soon as I […]

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And one day we’ll realise we are all gods With the power to change the whole world Gods song, Wonderstruck So, that’s it. Done. Two weeks, four shows and hundreds – yes, hundreds – of audience members, and it all seems so quick. Wonderstruck is over. And I can tell you now, this post will […]

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It’s been a long three days in Manchester Museum, but possibly three of the most fulfilling days I can remember. Allow me to set the scene. At this moment in time, I am sat in The Footage bar, up the road from the museum. With me are Dan, Boff and Josh, Tim the filmmaker, Jake […]

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This is just a thought. A few thoughts, strung together by a brilliant idea – one I cannot lay claim to myself. It is no news at all that Wonderstruck has worked wonders for me over the past week. I have waxed lyrical about the power of song in my posts on here, but on a personal […]

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It’s Friday, and in exactly one week, it will be the dress rehearsal for Wonderstruck. Just one week. It doesn’t seem too long ago that we were at the first workshop, but that was a whole month ago. I guess that’s the thing about spending a lot of time in a place where things exist entirely out […]

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Last night was the second rehearsal for The Guerillas, and even after a long Monday there was a visible energy that filled the Discovery Centre where we rehearsed. Being able to go from work to an evening of wonder is an amazing thing. It’s like the beginning of another day. Although it’s nighttime by five […]

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Our Guest Blogger Emma Geraghty writes about the first official rehearsal of Wonderstruck…. So, today was the first official rehearsal of the guerilla choir. People and music in abundance. I was happy to see lots of new faces – a few I recognised from the initial workshop that I attended, but most of them were […]

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