Once upon a school

Dave Eggars' wish on TED

Literacy is under attack. The distractions of modern society are driving kids away from books and boys, in particular, are increasingly just not reading.

Dave Eggars has invented an incredibly creative way to tackle the problem: get the kids into one-on-one tutoring with writers and other experts outside school in an unthreatening and cool environment. The idea matching understaffed time-challenged teachers against language professionals with time on their hands is what started everything. But you’ll have to watch the video to discover the incredibly fun environments that Eggars and friends are creating.

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Peter Brook at the Teatro Valle Occupato

A great British director in Rome


Peter Brook is one the great theatre directors of the twentieth century. His 1970 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream made theatre history.

On Friday April 12 at 8pm the Teatro Valle Occupato is screening 'The Tightrope', a documentary about Brook by his son, Simon Brook. The film will be followed by a public debate with Peter Brook.

You can book tickets by sending an email to peterbrook.tvo@gmail.com

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