Expressive Arts

 

Seamus Heaney’s HomePlace

HomePlace, the new arts centre celebrating the work of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney opened in September to considerable acclaim. Andy Homden dropped in recently for a tour, some poems, a few songs and a bite to eat. He found more than he bargained for. Even if poetry does nothing for you (or your children), find out why you must visit!

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The Man Who Planted Trees (L’Homme qui Plantait des Arbres)

hommeCross-curricular inspiration

This is the ultimate teaching and learning resource. Students of French, history, literature, media studies, science, biology, the environment . . . . and leadership will be totally absorbed. The winner of the 1987 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, is based on the original book by Jean Giono, also reviewed in ITM.

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Start the year with a song!

Join Voices Around The World this September

Download the score and audio tracks of Listen to Us for your first school assembly of the year!

You know that a new school year has really started when you hear the sound of children singing coming from the school hall or the music room as you walk past. If you are looking for something new and a little bit different for your first assembly this year, the Voices Around the World (VATW) project might just be what you are looking for.

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Schools around the world say “Listen to Us!”

LogoDuring 2015, over 33,000 students from schools around the globe shared in a common musical learning experience – to master one of the vocal parts for a new song called Listen To Us, which united young people around the world as part of the Voices Around The World (VATW) project. This was the third year of the project and has involved over 1,400 national, independent and international schools.  For details about downloading Listen to Us, how to make a donation and to learn more about how your school can get involved in the special 2016 Olympic project, click on the VATW logo.

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Summer music

Buskers and Festivals: the memorable music of summer

DSCF3014 (2) (800x589)If you’re a music lover and in London or Edinburgh over the holidays it is unlikely you will have overlooked the dates of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts (the “Proms”) at the Royal Albert Hall or the Edinburgh Festival. And then there’s the wonderful Boston Symphony orchestra season at Tanglewood – if you’re in New England.

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BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical

Discover or rediscover the genius of arguably the greatest female singer-songwriter of the last 50 years

 

Link to the London show

Link to the London show

If you are planning to be in New York or London in the near future and are looking for an out of the ordinary, entertaining evening at the theatre, seriously consider BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical. Be prepared to be entertained as the curtain rises on this musical version of a wonderful artist’s life and career.

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