THE CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER OFFERS COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
We are excited to offer a variety of opportunities for community members to join us for educational programs. These programs are free of charge to the public.
August, 27, 2017
Ages 9 and up. 8-year-olds turning 9 by December 31, 2017 are eligible to audition.
The Charlotte Ballet will be holding auditions at the Charleston Gaillard Center for its performances of the Nutcracker on December 2 & 3, 2017. Register for auditions by visiting CharlotteBallet.org/Charleston or download the Charlotte Ballet Nutcracker Charleston Audition Form.
With Marcus Amaker
September 29, 2017
Grades: All ages
Marcus Amaker, the Poet Laureate of Charleston, will be leading a poetry slam following the 1:00pm educational performance of Mayhem Poets. All are welcome to attend, and attendance of the 1:00pm Mayem Poets performance is not required.
About Marcus Amaker:
Marcus Amaker is Charleston, South Carolina’s first Poet Laureate. When he was 10, he wrote “When I grow up, I want to be a rock star like Prince.” Since then, his love for the purple one inspired him to pursue art in all of its forms. He’s a well-known graphic/web designer and videographer, producing award-winning work for many local nonprofits and organizations. He’s also the lead graphic designer for the national music magazine, No Depression. In 2016, Marcus was named Charleston, South Carolina’s first Poet Laureate, as appointed by Mayor John Tecklenburg. Marcus’ poems have been featured on TEDx, PBS Newshour, A&E, the Huffington Post, several journals and poetry collections. As a musician, he’s recorded more than 15 albums. Of those albums, his most famous song is “Big Butt,” written when he was 10 years old. Marcus graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He worked in newspapers for 12 years. During that time, he was the editor of the Post and Courier’s Charleston Scene entertainment section. But, most importantly, he still loves Prince (RIP) and is obsessed with “Star Wars.”
Hope, Healing and Moving Forward Without Limitations
A conversation with the Founders of the Foundation for Survivors of Abuse (FSA) and members of The 5 Browns
January 20, 2018
Grades: Mature Audiences
Free to Attend
City of Charleston Public Meeting Room
“Hope, Healing, and Moving Forward Without Limitations” is an educational program that focuses on hope and healing. Deondra and Desirae Brown, founders of the Foundation for Survivors of Abuse (FSA) and members of The 5 Browns, share their experiences and what they have learned because of their journey to justice and healing. The program aims to empower and educate participants, and restore hope and healing to victims of sexual abuse.