All The Skills were contacted to provide walkabout and meet and greet characters for the “United Relief” event held at Old Trafford football Stadium on the 1st May.
Keeping in with the “red” theme of the event we sent Terrance our red and black Chinese Lion to entertain the crowds accompanied by a Chinese Schoolgirl on stilts. Several traditional Lion dances were performed much to the delight of the crowds waiting to enter the stadium for the concert and charity football match.
Sean continued to dazzle and amaze bystanders with his contact ball skills and keeping in with the Chinese theme he performed numerous diabolo tricks. The next step is to make him look more Chinese!!!
Lion dance performance
This week it was Chinese New Year and to celebrate All The Skills can bring you not one but TWO new skill
As some of you know it is now the year of the Tiger and there is someone we would love you all to meet- TERRANCE!
No Terrance is NOT a tiger but he is Chinese and recently he has been very busy in schools and doing performances showing the people of Manchester what Chinese Lion dancing is all about. All The Skills are able to bring Terrance and his friends plus handler Michael to your school, community group or business for an energetic and colourful session.
For schools we offer workshops where pupils can learn about the history and context of Lion dancing before having a go themselves and playing some traditional Chinese instruments. We have different sized Lions, our small lions are suitable for reception pupils to use while older students may be able to use the more fuller figured Terrance!
Community groups can have a similar workshop session or have Terrance make a personal performance at their event.
Businesses can also hire Terrance to appear at parties, PR events and open days.
Lion dances are often performed by competing Kung Fu schools and Terrance’s handler Michael can also provide Kung Fu workshops suitable for all ages. The sessions could be part of your schools PE curriculum, part of a self defence class for your group or form part of a demonstration at your event.
If you are interested in booking Terrance to come to your school, group or business please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lion dance workshop in a school
Book Terrance to appear at your public event
All The Skills has a new business mentor!
As some of you will know earlier this year All The Skills successfully applied for a grant from the LIPA Business Development fund for graduates. As well as getting a well appreciated cash injection of 1,100 pounds we also get the advice of a business mentor.
We have finally found out who our mentor is going to be and it’s very exciting. Mark Featherstone-Witty, Founding Principal and CEO of The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. A person with the experience to help us with our questions about breaking into the corporate sector as well as someone with knowledge of the arts industry. Hooray!
We are meeting mid-December to discuss how All The Skills can start 2010 IN STYLE!!!
Also back when Naomi was a poor student, Mark Featherstone-Witty made a generous personal donation towards a mission trip to Cambodia.
However, just in case our other business adviser is feeling ignored, a HUGE THANK YOU to Martyn Walsh from Blue Orchid who has been absolutely instrumental in taking All The Skills from a dream written on 3 bits of paper to the business it is today where we have regular work for 7 artists.
And yes just in case you are wondering it is the Martyn Walsh from Inspiral Carpets!!!