CHILDREN’S AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
7 Sessions available this term
Half Term from Monday 25 May to Monday 1st June inclusive (no sessions on that Monday)
ALL SESSIONS FINISH ON FRIDAY 3RD JULY
Singing with Emma Tubmen – A fun filled singing session for children with one of the most interesting folk singer in town. £4.5 per child per session – £31.5 per term
Violin Lessons – one-to-one 1/2 hour sessions with an outstanding teacher Vicky Sutherland. £20 per session per child.
Painting, craft and more – Refreshingly unusual and full of fun sessions with Manuela & Lorena using all sorts of materials for making beautiful crafts. £5 per child per session – £35 per term
Crafting with natural material: knitting, felting and more – Beautiful projects to make with natural material and the help of the amazing skills of Helen Lewis-Baker, everyone can learn and enjoy this. £ 5 per child per session – £35 per term
Small Tale Storytelling Club for children – A fabulously talented and experienced teacher, Debbie Guneratne, full member of the Storytelling Society, will guide the children to the creative process of story telling which boosts confidence, extends imagination, and ultimately is great fun! A totally enchanting activity open to children 7+. £8 per child for trial lesson – £64 for the term
Painting for Children – A talented art teacher, Sandrina Janssen, will take the children through various styles techniques and a fun and playful way of exploring the world of colours. Children will be encouraged to use their individual strengths and creativity. Fun and amazingly beautiful. £5 per child – £35 per term
Saturday 25 April, 9 May, 23 May
Family Folk Dancing –10.15 to 11.30am. A great family activity for Spring! Children of all ages are welcome, no need for previous experience. Ute and Barbara will guide you towards learning uplifting and enjoyable steps and movements. Child £2 Adult£7 Family (2 adults up to 3 children) £15
Our After School Teachers Biographies
Emma Tubmen is an experienced singer and songwriter who accompanies herself on the guitar. She has been singing and performing since her childhood, and really found her niche while performing with the Cecil Sharpe Choir in Camden.
She has a band called the Hot Tub Men which plays in pubs and at festivals, and she has been working with young people since doing her Community Arts degree at Middlesex University in 1994-97.
Emma will be leading a mixed-aged singing group at the London Steiner School on Mondays from 3.45 – 5pm teaching a variety of songs such as: Bonnie at Morn, a traditional Northumbrian folk song, Lean on Me, Rocket Man, Heard It Through The Grapevine, My Mama Done Told Me, and other classic blues, rock, pop, soul, folk and country songs. The
group will start with a fun warm up and participants will be taught various useful singing techniques such as adopting good posture and breathing. Emma is a charismatic leader who has a special way with children, this singing group is bound to be lots of fun!
Victoria Sutherland started learning the violin at the age of four with Galina Turcheninova of the Central School of Music in Moscow. After moving to England she attended Bedales School on a full music scholarship and studied privately with Lydia Mordkovich.
In 2001 she began her undergraduate degree at the Moscow Conservatoire studying with M L Iashvilli. Following her studies in Moscow, Victoria took a full time position with the National Orchestra of Malta. She left Malta in 2003 and won a place at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where she studied with Harald Herzl.
In 2008 Victoria attained a Distinction for her post-graduate diploma at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Lydia Morkovich. She was also awarded a prestigious DipRAM, the Poulet Scholarship and a scholarship from the Clarence Myescough Trust. During her time at the Royal Academy of Music, Victoria was the only RAM violinist to win a place on the LSO Strings Scheme 2006-2007.
Recently Victoria performed as a soloist at a festival in Hoyos, Spain and at the David Oistrakh Festival in Estonia with the Estonian Youth Orchestra strings and percussion led by conductor Lehari Kaustel.
Victoria is also an accomplished chamber musician and plays violin in the Agon Piano Trio. The Trio was formed in 2004 having met during their studies at The Moscow Conservatoire and The Royal Academy of Music, London. They perform extensively in the UK and abroad.
Victoria also has recorded 3 albums and has performed world wide as solo violinist with British singer and composer Patrick Wolf.
Manuela Maletta is an Award-winning Italian actress, with 15 years experience, now London based.
After her acting studies in Teatro Carcano (Italy) and RADA (London) she had a BA in Philosophy, a MA in Philosophical Sciences, and a BA in Psychology. Fluent in English, French and Spanish, used to be a professional dancer. She is also a mum of three and she enjoys working with children on an array of activities.
Helen Lewis-Baker is an experienced kindergarten teacher and a first class artist. Anything that comes out of her hands is beautiful, be it a craft or a cake. She is an expert in felting and working with natural materials es especially wool. Her gentle manners and her expertise will involve and grip any child in the activity she has set up.
Debbie Guneratne is an inspirational storyteller and an internationally successful trainer. Her unique and charismatic style has taken her around the world to perform from bonfire to banquet, from tourist to tribesman and from storytelling festivals to sell out shows.
Debbie’s highly motivational and focused personal effectiveness training is sought after by global corporations and educational establishments. Her innovative thinking and magnetic personality as a conference speaker have gained her an international reputation.
Born in Sri Lanka, Debbie has the advantage of possessing multicultural heritage, drawing from Chinese, Dutch and Sinhalese parentage, which gives her a strong affinity from these cultures. Her rich, diverse, cultural heritage manifests itself in all aspects of her work. She has a wide ranging repertoire for both children and adults, for performances and work in educational and community contexts and for site specific work
Sandrina Janssen is a young, passionate art teacher. She completed her BA in Anthroposophical Art Therapy and now works as a teacher and therapist at the London Steiner School. Her favourite art medium is painting.