• Roots to Music

    Last week saw the culmination performance of our project 'Roots to Music'. For this project we worked with The Architecture School for Children (TASC) and The Whitworth Art Gallery in order to create art and music with four primary school classes across Moss Side, Hulme and Levenshulme. All schools started the project with an Exploration Day at The Whitworth Park and Gallery to learn about the history of their local park, focusing on the old bandstand that was taken down during the twentieth century. Dan Wheatley and Catherine Clements from TASC then visited the four classes where they... Read More

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  • Encountering Wordsworth: Young Composers Project

    October saw the start of our new project in collaboration with Cumbria Music Hub and Orchestras Live, working with local young composers in Cumbria. This year’s theme is ‘Encountering Wordsworth’ and we are working with The Wordsworth Trust with the aim of writing music and text inspired by the River Dudden, its journey from source to estuary, and the infamous Dudden Sonnets written by William Wordsworth. This year’s project started with recruitment workshops in Cumbrian high schools shortly followed by a ‘Discovery Day’ at Dove Cottage, where four local primaries were invi... Read More

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  • Safety in the Seasons, CFRS Collaboration

    Throughout Autumn this year, four primary schools from across Cheshire have come together to tackle fire safety issues by creating a new piece of music theatre. On 15th October, the school came to perform their original musical Safety in the Seasons at Parr Hall, Warrington. Created through the Stop, Drop and Roll Project in Collaboration with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Safety Central, the young people from schools have created a section of the new piece from scratch, each focusing on safety in the home in one of the four seasons. The piece explores home safety issues throughout ... Read More

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