The importance of music

I heard London Grammar a couple of times on the radio and decided to download the album If You Wait. I have to say I absolutley love it, it is wonderful. I can easily have it on repeat in the background while I am writing for hours. The singer’s voice is haunting and the music […]

Visit to Rennes

I came back from Rennes on Saturday, where I was meeting with the rest of the cross channel team I am working with for The Gateway Learning Community. This is the ACT network – standing for A Common Territory. We have gained funding from Europe, from the Interreg fund, under the heading of ‘making where […]

Tools of the Trade – Most Important Tasks

This is a continuation of my ‘tools of the trade’ series. You can see the rest of them by clicking here. Very occasionally they will contain affiliate links, which will be marked with an (a) after the link. These do not cost you anything, and will give me a small fee, or  free software. Out of […]

Britten 100 Friday Afternoons in Thurrock

I mentioned here that I was involved in the Britten 100 project which was being run by the Thurrock Music Services and how it is part of a much wider project, which huge numbers of young people performing across the country. Thurrock Music Services decided to approach this differently, rather than expecting the children to perform […]

Culture is not about making money

I had to share this with you all, even though it is not a regular posting day and I already have my posts lined up for this week. This is a fabulous article in the Guardian entitled The arts are more than a way to make money, Maria Miller I urge you to read it, as […]

Tools of the Trade – Freedom

This is a continuation of my ‘tools of the trade’ series. You can see the rest of them by clicking here. Very occasionally they will contain affiliate links, which will be marked with an (a) after the link. These do not cost you anything, and will give me a small fee, or  free software. Out of […]

Arts in Thurrock Schools

Friday is the national celebration of Benjamin Brittin’s Friday Afternoons music, and 100,000 young people will be singing his work across the world. Prior to my work on Noyes Fludde I hadn’t heard about Britten, I think I am the wrong generation. However, as is the way of things I am involved in the Friday […]