ACORN Workshops and Parties

Wendy is Acorns resident performance artist who provides our on-site workshops and parties

 

Suitcase Stories

 

Wendy was a resident Storyteller at the Eden Project for 4 years. She has also toured nationally for 5 years with Cornish Theatre Company Rogue Theatre. And has performed in glorious venues such as the Minach Theatre, Cornwall performing Macbeth with Cube Theatre and has also performed at the Finnish National Opera House in Swan Lake with the Finnish National Ballet. Wendy has delivered theatre workshops nationally and storytelling to local schools and community groups as well as being a drama teacher for Stagecoach Bodmin.

This session lasts approximately 45minutes and the combination of stories told can vary depending on the age range within the group. Alice in Wonderland, Jack and the beanstalk and Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes are perfect for family storytelling.

Wendy also enjoys adult storytelling groups, stories are for all ages especially adults who have learned to turn off their imagination in order to accommodate busy modern lives. Stories give us a chance to relax and reflect, unwind and ignite our imaginations. Wendy has stories from her time at the Eden Project that are perfect for adults and children alike. The Mermaid of Zennor, The Tailor and the Button, Truth and Story and many more.

Please discuss numbers and age ranges and any story preferences from those mentioned and we will make sure we create a storytelling session that is tailored to your group.

£8 per person - Minimum 9 people.

 

Wish trail

 

The woodlands at Acorn Camping and Glamping are alive with Fairies if you look closely with an open heart and child's eyes. Join Wendy to make wands, hear Fairy stories from the Fairy's friend, a giant caterpillar puppet and go on a Fairy Trail finding Fairy Homes and collecting Wish ingredients ready to make a wish with our new wands at the Fairy Tree.

Fancy dress optional.

For kids and big kids.

£8 per person - Minimum 9 people.

 

Circus and Aerial

 

Wendy trained gymnastics from ages 3 – 12 then acrobatics from 17 – 20 and as an adult has trained with No Fit state circus workshops at Flying Trapeze. Along with no fit State's flying trapeze artist, Petri Ekqvist, she co-created a doubles silks act that was performed outdoors at Cornish Festivals and within outdoor theatre performances. She has since started training solo aerial hoop or Lyra and has been teaching beginners aerial hoop at Acorn for the last 18 months.

The circus session starts with a warm up then leads into some fun focus and physical games to get the mind and body in gear. The majority of the session is spent learning the basics and a few tricks on the hoop ready to string it all together at the end creating your own short aerial routine.

For safety the hoop is best designed for ages 7+.

The apparatus has been professionally rigged and tested and Wendy is Public Liability Insured.

The session lasts approximately 1 ½ hours and has also been a great hot with Stag and hen Do's alike.

£8 per person - Minimum 9 people.

 

World Music Workshop

 

Wendy was trained at the Eden Project to perform conga drums and was a member of the Eden Projects resident Samba Band, performing in the biomes and outdoor spaces. She has since become a Music leader for both Cymaz Music and Carefree Cornwall over the last 3 years and has recently lead a performance with her group at the World Music Festival Hubbub at Heartlands, Cornwall. This performance included African Singing and Samba drumming.

Wendy would love to teach you a Samba piece with a view to performing it at the end of the session either to just ourselves or other members on site, whichever is preferred or possible.

“There's something really exhilarating about banging a drum!” “I felt everything else drifted away.” “I felt amazing afterwards!”

£8 per person - Minimum 9 people.

 

Acorn parties

 

We are delighted to offer children's parties for 2016.

Children's parties include games, prizes, themed face painting and Disco and sometimes craft and/or temp tattoos depending on selected theme.

Themes: Fairies and Super Heroes, Frozen, Pirates and Princesses.

Please select your preferred theme and let us know ages of children upon booking.

Parties are for 2 hours and the price is dependant on numbers. 

 

Acorn Sessions

 

Acorn is delighted to introduce a set from Wendy Taylor here on site for summer 2016. Either on the Stage in the Woods or on our new Infinity Deck overlooking the Valley. A collection of songs old and new that Wendy loves to sing to whilst you simply sit and soak up the sounds or enjoy whilst having al fresco food with family.

On lucky occasions she will be joined by local musicians and friends and be accompanied by guitar or keys.

 

Startlight Adventure entertainment

 

Acorn will be working with Starlight Adventure to provide a selection of activities for couples and families with children. This will take place each Saturday from the 23rd July to the 27th August. Watch this space for content of activites.  

 

Tony's Sculpture Workshop

 

Tony our sculptor is a multimedia artist with an Honours degree in Fine Art-Sculpture at Falmouth College of Arts and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. He is a freelance artist and as well as running art and craft courses for Camborne College and St Austell College in Cornwall he has also worked over the years with learners of all abilities and ages.

During your stay we can offer a sculpture workshop where you can create a carved sculpture from a soft block and make a unique piece of art work to take home with you. Please say if you wish to attend a workshop at the time of booking.

This session lasts for approximately one and half hours 

£8 per person - Minimum 9 people

 

 



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