Why Arts Education is Important in a Child’s Social Development

This blog post on children’s social development is written by Emily, the manager of Jigsaw Balham.  As an advocate for the arts and the benefits it can bring about in young people, I could talk about this until I am blue in the face… but I shan’t. Instead I shall attempt to sum it up […]

New Jigsaw Schools Open with Record Attendance

This term we saw the opening of three exciting new Jigsaw schools in Harlow, Teddington and Cardiff. “It has been a terrific start to the year” says Company Director Andy Hutchings, “the training provided by our award-winning franchise package and the commitment and enthusiasm of our new franchisees Rachel, Imogen and Philippa have meant that all […]

Jigsaw Students take to the stage in Sevenoaks Pantomime

Last month was an exciting time for two talented students from Jigsaw Sevenoaks! Not only did Hope and Georgia have the Jigsaw Spring term to look forwards to, but they were also preparing to tread the boards in their local pantomime, a production of Sleeping Beauty. Following the show’s success, we caught up with the […]

Our favourite drama games that you too can play at home

At Jigsaw we believe that drama is an important tool in any child’s development. From helping students to develop their concentration and creative thinking, it also teaches children to share ideas, listen, communicate efficiently and problem solve. Just like any other skill, we become better at all these things with practice, but there’s no need […]

The Value of Creativity

This guest blog post on children’s creativity is written by Emily, manager of Jigsaw Balham.  I have had the pleasure of working with Jigsaw Arts for a number of years as a singing, drama and dance teacher, and in the last year have become the manager for the brilliant Jigsaw Balham. I have been engaged […]

Jigsaw Reviews: A Christmas Carol

Back in November we announced the winner of our Jigsaw Reviews Competition, and this month our lucky winner Thomas of Jigsaw Croydon went to see A Christmas Carol at the Chickenshed Theatre. Boasting 5 star reviews, this retelling of Charles Dickens classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge had a lot to live up to. So, did it meet great expectations? […]

Top 10 Christmas Movies for the family

There is nothing like sitting in front of the fire on a cold winters day with the family, all huddled round in their Christmas jumpers, mince pies at the ready and a good Christmas film to celebrate the festivities! That surely is one of the highlights of the winter season. Here we have a list […]

Spotlight on Performing Arts Teacher Meg Blowey

Meg Blowey is one of our wonderful Performing Arts teachers from Jigsaw Harrow and Jigsaw Hendon but, like many of our Jigsaw teachers, Meg is also an actress. This week we discuss her take on the performing arts and what inspired her to take to the stage. What are you working on this term at […]

Meet Rachel, the Manager and Franchisee of Jigsaw Harlow

Famous for its major collection of public sculptures the town of Harlow, West Essex has a thriving arts community and history. But with Jigsaw Harlow soon to open its doors for the very first time in January 2019, its new students will be doing anything but standing around! Offering dance, singing and drama classes on […]

Jigsaw Performing Arts is coming to Cardiff!

Jigsaw is a performing arts school that currently runs across London and the Home Counties. The company was established by Nicola Lander in 1995, seeking to provide ‘A Place to belong’ for children and parents alike. Jigsaw offers acting, singing and dance classes to 3-18 year olds and will be running at Cardiff High from […]

Meet Imogen, our newest Franchisee at Jigsaw Teddington

In South London, on the north bank of the river Thames, as the river meanders its way towards the bright lights of the city, sits the town of Teddington. Recently named one of the top ten healthiest highstreets in London, Teddington, Richmond has a lot to boast about. With famous residence including Mo Farah and […]

Behind the Scenes at Jigsaw Sevenoaks

There is nothing like a show term to set the heart racing! It’s a chance to show off your vocal technique, brush up on those dance moves and celebrate all your hard work with a moving final performance. But what really goes on in the rehearsal room at Jigsaw Arts?  This week we caught up […]