Where art meets drama
A group of 9 students from the Regent’s School, Pattaya recently spent 10 days in Barcelona, Spain visiting the museums, taking part in Art and Drama workshops and savoring the unforgettable atmosphere of Spain.
The group was based in a beautiful medieval town called Tossa de Mar approximately 70 miles north of Barcelona. The students enjoyed exploring the backstreets of the old town with its art galleries, souvenir shops and bakeries each selling the most delicious ice-cream.
Students display their Art work.
The aim of the trip to Spain was to participate in Art and Drama workshops and in this they were very lucky to have two excellent teachers in Isabella and Paco who led the Art and Drama workshops respectively.
The focus of the work was scenes taken from Lorca’s poetic Drama Blood Wedding, which provided inspiration for the Drama work, which featured art work based on the images the students had seen in the various galleries and places they had visited.
Students jump for joy in Barcelona.
The final performance took place in a ruined monastery converted into a performance space situated on a hill overlooking the bay of Tossa de Mar. This was a success and received appreciative applause from the audience of passing tourists. This left the students with a genuine sense of achievement following all their hard work.
A good deal of the time was spent visiting the colourful city of Barcelona which is dominated by its vibrant culture and fascinating history. Their exploration allowed them time to visit the Picasso Museum, Sagrada Familia and Gaudi Park as well as the Catalan countryside.
The beach at Tossa de Mar.
Between and around the workshops there was time for a coastal trip on a glass-bottomed boat, a performance of traditional Spanish Flamenco dance, a treasure hunt with all the clues based on landmarks in Tossa de Mar and a bowling evening that culminated with a birthday celebration for the 14th Birthday of one of the students. There was a final chance to travel back into Barcelona to see a spectacular theatre performance called Ce Qui Reste featuring acrobats and dialogue spoken in Portuguese.
Altogether this was a memorable trip, made more so by the continuous azure blue sky and an adventure that gave the students plenty to write about in their Global Citizenship Diaries!
A visit to Barcelona Football Ground.
The performance of Lorca’s Blood Wedding.
The Art workshop.