Early Years Workshops: Wood Elves to the Rescue 8 Jul - 26 Aug 2023

Become a magical woodland being in these magical drama workshops for little ones aged 2-4 and their grown-ups, with Joanna Parkes.

Things are going wrong in the woods. People are having picnics and leaving litter behind. A woodcutter wants to chop down a tree without checking who lives in the tree. We need to call on the Wood Elves to look after the animals and make sure they are all ok!

In this interactive drama workshop, your 2 to 4 year old will let their imagination run wild and shapeshift into an invisible Wood Elf to save the woods and all the animals who live there. So whether you’re a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunty, godparent or carer, come along with your little one and enjoy imagining together.

Joanna Parkes Profile Circle

About Joanna Parkes

Joanna became the second recipient of the John Coolahan Early Years Artist in Residency at The Ark in 2019. She has been working in the field of Creative Arts Education as a Drama Facilitator for many years, in many diverse contexts. Her practice uses participative process drama methods, underpinned by her belief that drama provides people of all ages - from toddlers to 90 year olds - with wonderful opportunities to investigate the world, and their role within it, through play and imagination. Joanna also completed a Masters in Early Childhood Education which specifically examined the role drama can play in supporting children’s holistic personal development, reinforcing her belief in the profound, transformative power of drama and early engagement with the arts.