Devonport AotC 2010

Participating schools:
Mount Wise Primary
Marlborough Primary
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary
Morice Town Primary
Stoke Damerel Primary
Stuart Road Primary
Wednesday 7th July 2010 - Devonport Park

Despite the drizzly rain, the marquee at Devonport Park was awash with activity as children from six different schools gathered for the 7th Devonport Art of the Community Day, once again funded by DRC Partnership.

Both inside the marquee and at locations across the park local children had the chance to experience a massive range of artist-led activities, including drama and physical theatre, mosaic, Bollywood dance and Samurai flag-making.

In between workshops a very large crowd packed into the marquee to watch performances from each of the schools, including a ukulele orchestra, dance and choirs.  As the day drew to a close we were then treated to songs from a brand new Intergenerational choir created by Plymouth Music Zone and comprising children from Mount Wise Primary and residents from a Devonport care home.

Finally, following their morning schools’ workshops run in collaboration with Ghana Week and PMZ, Ghanaian/French master drummers ‘Sabey’ got everyone on their feet and dancing with a mini concert of sheer brilliance.


'The quality of artists was inspirational', Morice Town Primary School

'The arts activities gave us some ideas of working with the children in a more creative format', Stuart Road Primary School
Participating Artists:
Noah Taylor - Samurai Flags
Zoe Coles & Sarah McCormack - Ceramic Birds & Mobiles
Plymouth College of Art - Prints
BTCV - Environmental art and Plant Trail
Emma Spring -Mosaics
Christina Peters - Ceramic tiles
Lindsey Graham -Dance
Grace Loman - Drama
Totally Irrelevant Theatre Company - Physical Theatre
Plymouth Sports Academy - Sport
Julia Pope - Mixed Media Art