I have just returned from Seoul, Korea after a fantastic two week visit to workshop ideas for our new Early Years Language Alive programme, Nori (which means play in Korean) with Hanyong Theatre.
Alongside our director Peter Wynne Willson and Shropshire based composer and musician Mary Keith we worked with a really great group of Korean drama graduates, actors and a musician and designer.
We were based in a school in the Seongmisan Village where we were made to feel very welcome by members of the community.
We have returned with a wealth of ideas including songs, stories and settings shared and generated throughout the workshop period. The actual devising begins this Monday with Pete and Mary and Korean actor and drama practitioner Sosun Lee and myself will be touring Nori to Birmingham schools from late February.
Our translator and friend Yerang Seong will be glad to hear that the Ginger and Apple tea has been keeping me warm this week and I miss our civilised lunches and lots about Korea already!