SaSi (Songs and Stories Incorporated) is a brand-new collaboration between Ursula and Musician / Comedian Keith Donnelly. Recognising the extent to which schools have been forced to cut students exposure to music and drama in recent years and yet firmly believing that a child’s exposure to rhythm and rhyme directly develops their language and co-ordination and that storytelling enhances their listening, speaking and cognitive skills, this highly entertaining pair have resolved to put their backgrounds in teaching and child psychology to good use by creating a number of bespoke, interactive shows for each key stage / age group, designed specifically to stimulate cross curricular follow ups. SaSi is committed to developing the confidence and self-esteem of all children through its work and warmly welcomes E.A.L. and S.E.N. participants to performances. From Pre School to High School, all material covers the main areas of learning advocated by OFSTED and upholds the aims and objectives of ECAT (Every Child a Talker).
SaSi further offers interactive Storytelling and / or Music Workshops for teachers aimed at stimulating creativity and confidence to play. To find out more about these please visit Ursula’s ‘Education’ page.
In addition to their shows and workshops for children and young people, Ursula and Keith have further combined their talents to craft SaSi performances exclusively for adult audiences and are already looking forward to appearing at a number of Festivals and Folk Clubs together throughout the U.K. in 2019.
To learn more about Keith’s work please visit keithdonnelly.com
- Age Range: Children, Young People or Adults
- Audience Capacity: Small Groups to 100 +
- Duration: A Moveable Feast
- Venue Requirements: Audience seating, a sound proof room and a PA system for audiences of 60 +
The best show we’ve ever had!
(Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival Team, January 2019)