Education and Community
Free Learning and Community Participation
The Festival is committed to music education for children and the community. In 2019 school children were invited to attend a number of performances and join in with a variety of workshops completely free-of-charge, with some events open to people of all ages.
Details of future opportunities will be sent to all schools in advance; however places are limited and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Jane Pickering 01635 528766 or email [email protected] for further information.
None of these events could happen without the support of our generous sponsors and funders, to whom we are hugely grateful.
Solid Steel Ambassadors. The drummers, percussionists and vocalists will hold an exciting open rehearsal, offering another chance for local schools to hear more about the pans on the day of their performance at the Corn Exchange.
Solomon’s Knot. Solomon’s Knot have now firmly established themselves as rising stars in the early music world. They will open their afternoon rehearsal to local school pupils and allow them to find out more about early music performance.
IDMC Gospel Choir. Members of the Gospel choir will be holding a day of workshops working with local secondary school pupils, building on their performance at the Corn Exchange on Sunday 5 September.
Travelling by Tuba. The brass playing duo will take their workshops to three local primary schools, carrying on the fun and learning they start at their show in the Festival.
Solid Steel Ambassadors. A group of drummers from the Solid Steel Ambassadors will be visiting three local primary schools in one day, giving children the chance to experience the steel pans up close.
Young Festival Critics Competition
Becoming a Festival Critic is a great way to indulge your love of live music, hone your writing skills and enhance your CV or university application. If you’re under 25, see a performance and then write a short review telling us what you thought of it, you could win a cash prize. £100 first prize with two runner-up prizes of £50.
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