Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Quote by Albert Einstein

Seriously, just as you think Albert can’t get any cooler, you find an awesome quote like this.

This seems super appropriate as I’m currently on a coach driving back with fifty year seven pupils (eleven years old) after a theatre trip on the last Friday before the end of term #exhausted #crazy

However, the show we went to see was spectacular and they loved it (I loved it). The theatre never seems to let me down. Plus much like being a Parent when you take children, you get to see the show through their eyes…only in a Teachers case we times it by fifty. It’s a huge honour and one hundred percent a bonus of my career choice.

Teaching Drama is also pretty special, sure there are some down sides – mainly when they try to attempt horrendous American accents that they’ve copied off of the latest box set they’ve seen and most days are full of ‘cringe’ moments, but there are also frequent rays of delight and I can always laugh at something one of my cheeky chicks say. Today on the coach on the way up one of them pointed out (with excitement in her voice) the place her cat was killed and another pair discussed the magic of Christmas…yup they still totally believe.

Watching the show tonight reminded me how lucky we are to have such talent. The actors were sensational and the production incorporated acrobatics. Creativity is incredibly fun but also essential to our mental wellbeing. Whether it’s getting lost in literature, settling into a theatre seat or perhaps drawing, painting or making, I believe our imagination is crucial to our health and perhaps more than five portions of fruit and veg a day.

However, there was a sad side to tonight… many seats in the auditorium were empty. So, this post is going to become a British broadcast, with no political views. *Please use our theatres to protect the arts for our children and future generations. Take your family to performance of dance or acting, music or comedy…give experiences this Christmas and for birthdays to come, rather than more clutter that nobody needs and ends up dusty on a shelf. The theatre makes me breath easier and according to Albert – more intelligent, double win.

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26 thoughts on “Creativity is intelligence having fun.

  1. I love this quote too! We went to a west end shoe before Christmas and it really reminded me how much I love the theatre. I need to see more. Thanks for hosting #thesatsesh and Happy New Year!

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  2. I definitely agree. The need to have creativity in my life is what started me in blogging, and every time I fall off the blogging wagon, I start to miss the creative outlet. Such a good point about going to the theatre instead of getting more stuff too. #thesatsesh

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  3. Oh brilliant! I’m a creative person. I pretty much swear by it for my mental health and happiness and now intelligence too πŸ˜‚
    We took my 2 year old to the theatre for the 1st time before Christmas to see the snow dragon he loved it so much we took him to see little red riding hood panto (not quite he’s behind you panto) too. Definitely something we will keep doing. #satsesh

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  4. I love this quote and couldn’t agree more with it. Creativity is so important and for Me, is instantly calming. I love the theatre and while I haven’t actually got any shows booked for this year yet, I am hoping to see lots. We took my 3 year old daughter and 4 year old niece to the theatre (Teletubbies) for the first time a couple of months back and they loved it too. We will definitely be making trips as often as we can with them from now on. X #thesatsesh

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    1. You know, I’m taking J to a performance next week at a pro theatre for Β£5. I think people think because West End Musicals are expensive it all is. Yup love my kids x

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  5. What an absolutely brilliant quote! I love it! And I do prefer experiences for gifts rather than more ‘stuff.’ After all, that is the stuff that makes memories! xoxo #thesatsesh xoxo

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  6. I love this post so much !!! Theatre is my nos favourite way to spend time has been since the very first time I went and fell in love with it. I’ve probably forced in down the kids necks but they all do love it too and as you say seeing productions through their eyes is a magical thing in itself!! We’ve a beautiful old theatre here but it is often 3/4 full or less and that always does make me a bit sad as the shows there are always so much cheaper than going into Manchester people are missing out #thesatsesh

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  7. what a great line!
    I admit to being guilty of loving theatre, live music, live comedy but sadly it is often cost prohibitive. I do, however, generally buy my parents theatre vouchers as gifts…. great for people who don’t want any more ‘stuff’ cluttering their house and ensuring they continue to get out and about

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  8. You (and Albert) are so right! We LOVE the theatre, and I take my daughter often. I’ve also been known to drag my husband along to something local or indie and he sometimes likes it πŸ™‚

    And congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the #BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge πŸ™‚

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