There's loads to be doing this half term, not least this excellent line up with My Arts Beat in London Junior
Where are the world's girls and women? Exactly where they want to be!
On 11 October 2016, International Day of the Girl, girls and young women will be more visible than ever before, stepping into the shoes of political, social and economic leaders. The girls’ takeover of governments, schools and businesses is being organised worldwide to show what girls can achieve today and in the future.
This film is the first of 5 animations from up-and-coming animators commissioned by Plan International. The animations all support girls and young women taking the lead in their lives in the run-up to the girls takeover. Learn more: https://plan-international.org/takeover
The rather fine All About the Band project showcased the talents of the young people of Southwark at the Southbank Centre earlier in the summer. We've managed to get a copy of the highlights for you. Congratulations to all and thanks to the brilliant tutors at LCCM.
Southwark Splash present Shakesperia, a show inspired by some of William Shakespeare's greatest quotes through the mediums of poetry, dance and song. Almost 500 young performers rock the Royal Festival Hall with their song and dance cycle Shakesperia Style!
Many thanks to all involved and Southwark Music Hub for their ongoing support.
an IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC production.
The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers is calling for talented and committed musicians to audition to join a truly 21st-century orchestra.
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain comprises of 164 musicians aged 13 - 19 years old, from a variety of backgrounds and from every corner of the UK. We welcome applications from teenage musicians who play to Grade 8 distinction or equivalent standard, have a passion for orchestral music, a taste for adventure and great team spirit.
We are also recruiting talented teenage composers for a year of immersion in orchestral and creative opportunities.
Auditions are FREE, located across the country, with travel bursaries available. The audition experience aims to be positive, friendly and constructive and all auditionees will receive a workshop and written feedback. Bursaries are also available to cover the full cost of membership.
Being part of NYO is a fantastic opportunity for talented young musicians to take their music making to the highest level. They will work with world-class tutors and conductors, play in the UK’s greatest concert halls and forge lifelong friendships with like-minded musicians.
Visit the website - nyo.org.uk/apply-for-nyo-2017 – to learn about the audition process, discover what bursaries are available and hear advice from NYO musicians and tutors about preparing for auditions.
Applications close 1 June.
Lot's of fun music music making to be had at the Dulwich festival - here's a sample!
SCANDINAVIAN SOUNDAROUND WITH VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER - 11AM & 2PM
Saturday May 07 2016
11am / 2pm
LINBURY ROOM, DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
£12, UNDER 18S £8
To coincide with the Nikolai Hastrup exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, learn some Scandinavian tunes from well known folk artists Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer. Get to grips with the polska rhythm, learn a långdans and even get your fingers around a Schottis. Suitable for any instrument on which a scale may be played. Ability to read music not required. Vicki & Jonny are both authors for Schott Music Publishing with their Scandinavian Tune Books. Vicki is half Swedish, a Swedish speaker and graduated from the Royal College of Music on double bass, she is a full time folk musician specialising in nyckelharpa and Swedish bagpipes. Vicki was awarded the prestigious Brons Zornmärke in 2015. Jonny performs on accordion, guitar, bouzouki and holds the Diplom from the Riksspelman jury for the playing of the Swedish cow horn!
JOGLARESA: NUNS & ROSES
Wednesday May 11 2016
CHRIST'S CHAPEL DULWICH
TICKETS £20, FRIENDS & CONCESSIONS £18, UNDER 18S £6
Thoroughly enjoyable minstrelsy from the Middle Ages to the 17th century with voices, medieval fidel, harp, bagpipes, and percussion. Joglaresa perform dance tunes, lullabies and ballads, songs of nuns, songs of roses, songs of villains, songs of heroes.
Ticket includes refreshment after the event. You may wish to bring a cushion for your seating comfort.
The rather fine LCCM All About the Band is all about young people in Southwark making music. They're auditioning for new talent and a highlight will be a gig at the Royal Festival Hall. Don't miss out!
Hot on the heels of their match winning performance at Stamford Bridge the David Idowu Choir will perform at the Southbank’s Chorus Festival next to the Mandela statue at the entrance to the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 19th March at 4.30pm. See you there!
The David Idowu Choir kicked it out of the park at the Kick It Out evening at Chelsea Football Club. We've all the highlights here. Fantastic work everyone!
Denise Barber, Head of Southwark Music Service
Southwark Music Service
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