East of England

Applications are now open for Britten Sinfonia Academy 2018-19. The deadline for applications is Monday 5 February 2018.

We are recruiting talented, young instrumentalists from the east of England to develop their chamber music skills through a range of exciting ensemble projects. Participants receive expert mentoring from Britten Sinfonia musicians and work alongside key guest artists from our main season.

Applications are now open for Britten Sinfonia Academy 2018-19. The deadline for applications is Monday 5 February 2018.

We are recruiting talented, young instrumentalists from the east of England to develop their chamber music skills through a range of exciting ensemble projects. Participants receive expert mentoring from Britten Sinfonia musicians and work alongside key guest artists from our main season.

Noise Solution's focus on capturing impact and finding a validated means of measuring well-being has led to funding from the Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group. This is a huge validation for Noise Solution and a recognition that, when properly evidenced community music can be commissioned as a clinical intervention.

Greenstead Soundscapes is a new partnership between Roman River Music and the secondary school and feeder primary schools on Greenstead Estate, Colchester, an area of social deprivation and low access to arts and cultural engagement when compared to the national average.

Professional musicians will work with the pupils to compose an innovative piece of music that is responsive to themselves and their locality. During the project the pupils will compose a piece of music exploring their feelings and emotions during their transition from primary to secondary school.  

The year 6 pupils will perform their compositions at an in-school concert at the end of the summer term 2018. As they progress to secondary school in autumn 2018, pupils from the 3 primary schools will come together in year 7 and perform collaboratively.

Roman River Music runs a year-round performance programme of live music including two festivals, and an extensive learning and participation programme. It creates opportunities for children and young people to explore music, create their own works, learn and be mentored through working with the world-class musicians who perform with us.
 
 
 

This project will engage professional musicians, songwriters and producers, to work with young people aged 12-18 to support them to create their own music and lyrics.  The project will enable the young people to perform their songs infront of new audiences and in new spaces.  The young people will work in two groups to record their songs as an EP which will be released on the digital market with an accmpanying music video for at least one of the chosen tracks for each group.  The project will help the young peope to understand the music industry beter and help to signpost them should they want to do more with their music after this project has finished.

On 26 October 2017, 90 CEOs, artistic directors, arts professionals and artists from around the country came together in Norwich for Breaking Down The Barriers – The Arts, Disability and Change

As part of this conference we wanted to galvanise and inspire positive action. So after each panel conversation we asked delegates to share a priority action or change that they had been inspired to make, as a result of what they've heard, said, or thought about during the discussion. 

I write this as we are about to embark on our new horizons conference for 2017. An event that we started last year – structured around a series of speakers and conversations on a theme. This year’s title - Breaking Down the Barriers: The Arts, Disability and Change. But we’re not experts or leading the field, like Drake Music or Graeae or a number of other organisations or consortiums who are leading by example, so it begs the question.....How dare we host a conference around disability and the sector, hypocritical or what?!!?
The answer for me is a very simple one – we want to get better.

audio equipment wanted

Chesterton Parents Group is a voluntary community group that provides free of charge or low cost activities for under fives and their parents/carers in the east Chesterton area of Cambridge. We currently run Little Music Makers with the support of the Youth Music Trust, along with a weekly Soft Play group (Fridays) and the occasional Twins Group.

Doing the Arts Awards for the first time proves to be more challenging - and rewarding - than first imagined.