Schools in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £2,000 through the EMI Music Sound Foundation's Instrument and/or Equipment Awards. To date the Foundations has made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment.
The funding must be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The Foundation cannot fund retrospectively and schools are not eligible for financial assistance under this scheme if they have already purchased their instruments or if they do so before their application has been approved.
The closing date for applications is the 31st January 2018. Read more at: http://www.emimusicsoundfoundation.com/index.php/site/awards/
Hastings Storytelling Festival is here again!
We have a couple of spaces left for our very exciting very free school workshop making carnival costumes with our artist in residence from HSF...Sarah Evans.
Workshops are available from Monday 30th October until Thursday 9th November. They take about 1.5-2 hours.
This year we are celebrating India and it's 70 year anniversary of independence. We will be making headdresses and hand held pompoms shakers for the children to wear and shake at this year's children's parade on Sunday 12th November. It's going to be a glorious celebration with several amazing carnival bands to accompany the parade. We will also have visiting carnival companies joining us with their sparkly Indian themed creations.
We would love to timetable you in for a free workshop. Please let me know asap if you would like to be part of this year's carnival.
Global Storytelling CPD with Lis'n'Tell & 18 Hours
For teachers, storytellers and adults who love to learn about stories. Delivered by 18 Hours, Development Education Centre for East Sussex, in partnership with Louise Coigley, Storyteller and Speech and Language Therapist.
Explore how storytelling techniques support literacy and help challenge social stereotypes. A traditional story from The Ramayana is used to explore modern day environmental heroes and heroines from India to inspire children to protect themselves and the planet.
KS2/3 but adaptable for all ages
Tickets:free (to book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more information:
We'd love your school to join us.
Celebrate the universal language of drawing and get your mark making moving.
12 noon – 4pm
Led by Jane Fox and Tessa Martina with Make Your Mark.
Create fabulous drawings inspired by the sculpture and postcards in the exhibition The Way Things Are. How will you make your mark? What can you use to make a mark? What will happen once you begin? Are you curious about where drawing can take you?
Facilitated by a professional artist and a peer arts worker with lived experience of mental health challenges, these drop in activities are open to everyone (all ages, skills and experience), and will encourage you to consider the possibilities of drawing.
Stop by for ten minutes or stay for the whole day and experience the energy that is created when people get together to make their mark.
A free, drop in drawing event as part of a Year of Drawing, delivered with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, will increase access to the arts for people facing mental health challenges and their carers through participatory drawing events across Sussex and Hampshire.
For more information on a Year of Drawing, please visit www.makeyourmarknhs.co.uk
The fabulous ThinkNation Team have their short film premier this Friday at 68 Middle Street. The screening will be followed by an audience Q & A participation with Jake Davis (Ex-Anonymous and LulzSec) and Richard Jones (National Cyber Crime Unit). A must for Computing, Business, Ethics and other teachers and practitioners. Please book your ticket and share the event with your networks.
"A Hackers Story" is a 20 min documentary exploring how an informal or "casual" group of people - who has a vision but no contract - assemble and act on it to hack global organisations. What triggers them to carry out a hack or share confidential intel? In other words, why do hackers work, and what role could or should they play in our world? What risks do they pose to our security - are they an asset or a threat? How can young people be better informed on the realities of hacking and the wider implications?
The Gardener & The Elephant
Half a story from India This year's Storytelling Festival - 6th-12th November - focuses on India and its rich cultural traditions. Well-known storyteller Kevin Graal presents the first half of a wonderful folktale from South India - stopping the tale at a cliff-hanging point and then exploring possible endings in story-making and story-writing workshops.
Suitable for primary school children in Years 2, 3 & 4.
For more information please contact Kevin Graal: 07970 748 628
Award-winning producers Beautiful Creatures will launch the festival with an outstanding new production of the Winter Giant. A spectacular outdoor event for all the community that brings music, theatre and a 20ft giant into the town.
Told through large-scale puppetry, live and pre-recorded music, combined with professional and community performance, this heart-warming experience will bring everyone in the community together for a unique and truly memorable experience. Be prepared to be amazed and be prepared for a snowy finale! The Winter Giant tells the story of anyone who has ever been lost or looking for shelter. It speaks of our common humanity, of the importance of a community that welcomes everyone, and of the desire amongst all humans to live in a safe, warm place.
The Winter Giant is a processional event that takes place through the town of Battle, starting at the Recreation Ground on North Trade Road by the Guide Hut at 7.30pm travelling down the high street and finishing on the Abbey Green in front of the Abbey.
This is a FREE event for all the family.
After the success of the Rye Creative Centre Youth Theatre open day we are running a series of workshops. With your help and participation we'll build a youth theatre offering bespoke classes, workshops and performances. Run by Hayley-Marie Axe and Jeremy Tustin, RCC Youth Theatre will enable young people between the ages of 6 - 19 to get involved in all areas of theatre, film, TV, directing, design and script work. We look forward to seeing our students develop their skills in a positive and supportive environment, not only working on theatre and performance, but also communication, confidence and creativity working with professional artists and performers.
Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 18th October 2017:
ACT 1: 6 to 8 year olds 4.30-5pm, £3 per session
ACT 2: 9 to 11 year olds 5-6pm, £5 per session
ACT 3: 12 upwards 6-7pm, £5 per session
Half-term 2-day Workshop:
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th October 10am-3pm, £30 for both days.
For young people interested in theatre, we are also offering free tickets for 14-18 year olds to this weekend's performance of 7 Seconds - a play fresh from the Hastings Fringe:
Sunday 8th October 7.30PM: SEVEN SECONDS – A new play by local writer/director
Patrick Kealey, with particular relevance to a teenage/young adult audience.
Followed by a Q & A with the cast and creative team for drama students.
Hayley-Marie Axe plays Marie, this will be her acting debut in Rye.
Sandy, a young teenage girl, is killed in a tragic road accident. Good girl or bad? Saint or
sinner? Her family and friends know the whole story. Or do they?
These updates are provided by the HRAEN steering group and comprise information we feel will be most useful to the HRAEN members. Please note that though we want to spread the word about creative activity much of what appears here has not been quality checked by HRAEN and consequently HRAEN does not systematically endorse the projects on this page.
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