Find your dramatic voice
Led by music director Stephen Higgins and director James Bonas these sessions give you the chance to explore drama and storytelling through singing and music – essential elements in the art of opera and musical theatre performance. Build your confidence and gain insights into how to give your best performance in an audition situation. No previous classical music or singing experience is required to take part.
Workshops are taking place at Bexhill College.
For more information and how to book please see our website: http://www.glyndebourne.com/education/take-part/young-talent-ages-9-30/glyndebourne-youth-opera/gyo-workshops-2/
GYO1: Saturday 24 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm
GYO2: Sunday 25 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm
A symposium for headteachers and their curriculum leaders on 22 June 2018
What if Shakespeare could help your pupils find their voice and dramatically improve their literacy skills?
The approaches we’ve developed with schools over more than a decade empower young people to bring complex language to life. They do this by approaching the text in the same way that our actors do in a professional rehearsal room: making language truly meaningful through investigation and performance.
In-depth research shows that increased confidence with Shakespeare helps young people feel more engaged in their school, their learning and their community. This builds their resilience and confidence to take their place in the world.
Both primary and secondary headteachers across the country are already seeing how these approaches accelerate the development of spoken and written language. They particularly help those pupils who find language difficult.
Join our Symposium
On 22 June 2018, we are hosting a symposium for headteachers and curriculum leaders who want to:
• Hear evidence from schools who have raised standards by embedding these approaches in a knowledge-rich curriculum
• Experience rehearsal room approaches to Shakespeare
• Find out how this work has been commended by Ofsted and underpinned by research conducted by the University of Nottingham and the University of Warwick
• Hear from IVE and Headteachers about how rehearsal room approaches can strengthen classroom practice across the curriculum
• Take away practical ideas and actions to implement in school
This symposium is delivered in partnership with IVE, a social enterprise that is working to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers and young people. It supports the development of creativity as a transferable skill to improved employability and productivity. They aim to inspire the next generation of creative and culturally literate entrepreneurs.
Friday 22 June 2018, 9.30am-5pm
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Tickets £100 RSC Education Members / £110 non-Members
Early Bird Offer
Book two places from the same school before 31 March 2018 for just £65 per person RSC Education Members / £75 non-Members
Plus add on a ticket to see the evening performance of Macbeth for just £39.50 when booking with your conference ticket.
Symposium ticket includes free shuttlebus between Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Parkway Railway Stations and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre – see details below.
Plus add on a ticket to see the evening performance of Macbeth for £39.50 when booking your symposium ticket.
How to book
Please email email@example.com or call the Education Ticket Hotline on 01789 403434. This line is answered by a specialist education team available from 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday during term time.
FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE:-
Overview of Let’s Play
The programme seeks to:
It also supports the ambition of Artsmark and Arts Award to bring the arts and cultural learning to the forefront of children and young people’s lives.
The programme includes:
We will work with a minimum of 700 schools over the next 3 years.
The genesis of Let’s Play
Where we are now
Let’s Play Project Manager
National Theatre Learning
T: 020 7452 3370
Arts education professionals and politicians met this week as a first step to tackling the structural problems causing the arts to be neglected in many schools.
Lack of clarity by schools inspector Ofsted on its expectations for the arts in the primary school curriculum is believed to be a significant contributor to the de-prioritising of arts activities in many schools.
A meeting of arts education professionals and politicians, hosted by left-leaning think tank the Fabian Society on Tuesday, identified this and a wide range of other factors as compounding the problems arising from the squeeze on school budgets. The event marked the start of a new research initiative, led by the Society, that will examine access to the arts by primary age children.
Structural problemsChaired by Shadow Minister for Education with responsibility for schools, Mike Kane MP, delegates reflected on the causes of a “deeply shocking landscape” of diminishing arts provision in primary schools. This was attributed to structural problems in the education system, including:
The funding squeeze on schools is also seen as having an impact on arts provision in several ways. Access to arts events and artists in schools is being withdrawn as budgets are cut and support from local education authorities is diminishing due to council funding cuts.
A sports premium is available to primary schools to “make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport”, but there is no arts equivalent of this funding.
An Ofsted publication showing how pupil premium funding for disadvantages pupils can be most effectively spent offers no endorsement of arts activities, and Government guidance to schools on how to spend this money reflects this.
Delegates expressed concerns that, while the attrition rate of arts provision in secondary schools can be measured by looking at the numbers of subject specialist teachers in employment and the take-up of arts GCSEs and A levels by pupils, the ebbing away of arts provision in primaries is far less visible.
On the basis that “what gets measured gets taught”, several delegates called for Ofsted to provide more concrete guidelines for primary schools to deliver the arts.
Ofsted has no national lead for the visual and performing arts, but “is currently in the process of appointing”.
AP asked how Ofsted goes about setting parameters for assessing the quality of arts provision in primary schools. A spokesperson said: “Inspectors do not routinely report on individual subjects, but they do look at whether schools offer a broad and balanced curriculum… which includes a range of subjects and artistic learning.”
“Inspectors will also consider how well the school supports the formal curriculum with extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding in a range of artistic, creative and sporting activities.”
Asked whether the level of arts provision in a primary school has an influence on Ofsted ratings, they replied: “Where inspectors identify that a school is not conforming to statutory requirements in relation to the curriculum being offered, this will be reflected in the inspection findings and the relevant judgements.”
The catalyst for the Fabian Society’s research was anecdotal evidence gathered during the 2017 general election campaign – particularly from teachers – of the decline in access to the arts for primary age students.
Their project aims to provide definitive evidence on the impact that school cuts have had on primary age children’s access to the arts, to explore the consequences for children and set out a series of recommendations to policy makers to remedy the problem.
A literature review, a survey of providers of children’s arts and polling of primary school teachers will address three research questions:
The final objective of the report, which will be published later this year, is to make a series of recommendations to policy makers which the Society hopes will be adopted by all political parties.
Children & the Arts, together with the Musicians’ Union, is supporting the Fabian Society with the project. Programme Director Emma Moorby told AP: “Every child has the right to a broad, rich and inspiring education that includes the arts. This is particularly important during the formative years of primary school education... Some children have a rich diet of opportunities including access to the arts but many others do not. So often it is a postcode lottery that decides who benefits and who misses out and that’s why we work hard to create equal access for all.
“We welcome the research being undertaken by The Fabian Society and very much look forward to seeing what we can achieve together based on the results.”
Just a reminder of Bexhills Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair at the De La Warr Pavilion from 10 - 3pm next Friday 2nd March.
An exciting event with a wide variety of 52 exhibitors signed up this year - 7 career & training support agencies and 45 businesses each offering pledges of either jobs, apprenticeships, work experience and volunteering opportunities as well as opportunities to discuss career pathways. It's for all ages and abilities, previous delegates have been 16 to 70+. If you or someone you know are keen to attend, please sign up to the delegate registration prior on https://www.dlwp.com/event/bexhill-jobsfair/ or turn up on the day and register in the DLWP foyer.
Led by the DLWP and Huw Merrimans office, we've been supporting event development both through the steering group, marketing and sponsorship since the start, now in the third year. It's a jobs fair with a difference, the event has a real buzz about it with the creative cafes encouraging those valuable conversations between employers and delegates as well as all the live vacancies.
The government is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.
This green paper on children and young people’s mental health sets out this government’s ambition to go even further in ensuring that those who need it are able to access the right help for their mental health, in the right place and at the right time. The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention particularly in or linked to schools and colleges.
Set in Paris, the story of Pinot! The Musical follows the adventures of Pinot, a young Russian cyclist with a dream – to win the Tour de France! Follow him and his Cossack dancing friends on their thrilling journey! On his way, Pinot meets colourful characters, including a beggar and a bag lady and a clumsy policeman who keeps chasing him. He wins over two rival gangs, procures a racing bike, endures a spell in jail and undergoes gruelling training – learning French along the way! The show’s catchy songs make learning French easy for children of all ages – and you won’t be able to resist singing along!
The story is told in English and there are four English songs in addition to the French songs. French song topics include: the days of the week, the alphabet, the numbers, or the months of the year. The show is designed for anyone with an interest in French, to brush up their skills or learn a few basics from scratch – while having a great time singing along!
The one hour show is written and produced by Marie Atallah, whose inspiration for Pinot! The Musical came from the belief that learning languages enriches lives and should be fun.
For more information go to: http://www.singinfrench.com/pinot-the-musical
Creative arts subjects are being cut back in many secondary schools in England, a BBC survey suggests. More than 1,200 schools responded - over 40% of secondary schools. 9 in every 10 said they had cut back on lesson time, staff or facilities in at least one creative arts subject.
However, schools told the BBC that the increased emphasis on core academic subjects, together with funding pressures, were the most common reasons for cutting back on resources for creative subjects.
Go to the full story at bbc news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42862996
Applications now open!
Audition for The Place Partnership Programme, Sussex 2018
Deadline for applications: Friday 5 January 2018
If you are a dancer aged 12-15 years looking for high quality contemporary dance training this fantastic opportunity is for you. Previous formal training is not essential. Dedication, enthusiasm and a flare for dance is vital - Apply now!
The Partnership Programme in Sussex is supported by Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) at The Place and offers unique intensive training over a period of 3-4 months and sees successful candidates taking part in a course of contemporary dance technique classes led by a professional artist, attend an Open Day at The Place, take part in local performance opportunities and be signposted to audition for CAT.
We welcome applications from all young people and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds male and female, ages 12-15 years.
If you have any access requirements please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss.
HOW TO APPLY
To submit your application, please read through all documents within the application pack available to download from the South East Dance website and submit the completed application form below by 12 noon, Friday 5 January 2018.
If your application to audition is successful, you will be invited to attend an audition in Brighton.
Where: Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Brighton, BN1
When: Sunday 21 January 2018
Successful applicants will be informed of their specific audition time by no later than Friday 12 January 2018.
For more information about The Place Partnership Programme, Sussex please contact Sarah Kearney on 01273 696844 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Managed by South East Dance, the programme is supported by The Place CAT through the Department for Education, Music and Dance Scheme
Deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018
The EMI Music Sound Foundation provides two types of awards: Firstly, the Instrument and/or Equipment awards which allows schools, music teachers and individuals in full time education to apply directly to the Foundation for assistance with the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment. Secondly, the Bursary awards which allow students at the colleges/organisations detailed below to apply for assistance with fees and/or living expenses (these are handled directly by the college/organisation). The Foundation has helped over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment
The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £2,000 towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment for individuals who are in full time education and Schools who require the equipment to fund music education. We also fund courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools.
The Foundation has created vital bursaries at eight music colleges and conservatoires to assist music students in need of financial support. The organisations represent a high standard of traditional, classic and modern music study across the UK.
For full details on how to apply for either award, please visit here.
DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they aren't used. Eligible groups include:
These updates are provided by the HRAEN steering group and comprise information we feel will be most useful to the HRAEN members.
Arts Council England
De La Warr Pavilion
East Sussex Arts Award
Hastings Borough Council
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
Rother District Council
South East Bridge
The Pier HUB
White Rock Theatre