Projects

We launched Pioneer in September 2016 following expressions of interest from 16 schools / youth centres across the Rotherham area. We have engaged with 400 young people to deliver / perform within the project as well as a further 100 children who engaged with the composition process. We contracted with Peter Birkby as composer , Gillian Banks as choreographer and Karen Mulcahey as director for the project and the production team. CPD for teachers was delivered in September and schools visit undertaken by Pete to begin the creative processes of composition in all the schools. Visits to every school were made to allow the children to compose ideas and feed into the musical score so that the composition could be created over the christmas period. Schools participated well and contributed ideas , which have been drawn through into the musical score of the show. Following the christmas break the director and choreographer began visiting schools and setting the actions and drama sections of the show. The children and teachers have responded very well to the process and engaged with the production team to rehearse in between visits to ensure the children are of a good standard. The rehearsals at Magna were the challenge due to large numbers fo children and the multiple schools involved. The performances went extremely well with sold out houses for the 2 evenings and visits from the local newspapers and the Mayor of our town. Audience numbers were 300+ for both performances and the children performed to an excellent standard with no major errors or obvious faults. The activity generated opportunities for schools to begin networkign and co-operating across the town and creating plans for how the performances could be pulled together for the benefit of the children. Teachers who have never spoken before were brought together to begin the creative processes of creating their scenes , but also collaborating about crowd scenes where the children needed to perform together. Going forward they have requested a committee of teacher is formed to allow more input and ownership from the schools to generate more interest and build a wider curriculum into the project so the children benefit in as many ways as possible whilst engaging with the professional artists.

Little Music Makers is a weekly music group for pre-school children and their parents/carers in East Chesterton, Cambridge. It is run by the Chesterton Parents' Group, a voluntary group that organises free or low cost activities for the under fives.

The Glee project, based on the popular TV series, gives children from Edmonton the opportunity to take part in Glee clubs where they are able to showcase and develop their singing and performance skills.  The fully inclusive clubs, run by inspirational tutors from Pineapple Performing Arts School (PPAS), focus on fun and raising aspirations.  There is also a competitive element where all Glee clubs are brought together at the end of the project to perform at a prestigious London theatre in a live show in front of a panel of judges.  Families of performers are invited to cheer them on and a range of prizes are awarded including PPAS scholarships, trophies and certificates.

To use music as a means to engage young people from East Durham, in order to develop their musical, personal and social skills; and aspirations. To lay the foundations for sustained opportunities for engagement through music.

‘MAVERICK’

‘a person who thinks and acts in an independent way, often behaving differently from the expected or usual way’

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance education. We also offer opportunities for schools, children and young people to engage in music and dance through exciting and high quality participation programmes, activities and events throughout the year.
Trinity Laban's music Learning & Participation team will work in partnership with Ark Evelyn Grace Academy over the next 2 years to research how cultural organisations can work in partnership with schools to support young people living in challenging circumstances to progress in their music making outside of school. 

 "Beats, Bars and Banter" will be delivering weekly music making workshops for young people aged 11-25 at Hill Street Youth Centre, Rugby every Thursday from 4-6pm.

The CSBO's Music & Ability programme will engage with three special schools over five terms through a series of residency projects, in addition to providing inspiration visits to a further six schools. This prgoramme compliments our annual Relaxed Concerts for special schools given by a 10 piece mini-orchestra and devised specifically for SEND pupils.

 

A regular Friday evening session for young people who want to make music.

A Weekly session at Soft Touch Arts Studio in Leicester, 

Soundwaves Extra is an innovative and exciting music network for Early Years practitioners, child-minders, Eary Years settings and InspirED schools.

Every Tuesday at bentley Myplace, Doncaster, Beatboxing, DJ'ing, Music Production, Song writing 6.30