We are the region’s leading provider of high-quality, inclusive music and arts education together with performance opportunities in the South East. We are a charity and run our own early years classes (for children aged 0-5 and their parents/carers), intergenerational singing sessions and our award-winning Mini-Gigs for families. We also work in partnership with organisations such as children’s centres, hospitals, festivals and schools to create family-friendly and fully-accessible music workshops, events and music training for staff. Access and inclusion are extremely important to us and we work with families with a disabled family member and specialist support groups to ensure that everything we produce is inclusive for all. Arts Council England worked with the music education sector to facilitate the development of a qualification for music educators and musicians who are involved in musical learning activities for children and young people. The qualification was designed to encourage all music educators, from those who are new to the workforce to those who are highly experienced, to develop new skills, consolidate their understanding of music education and encourage best practice.
The Calne Music and Arts Festival has been an important part of Calne life for nearly 50 years. Each year Marden House in Calne hosts an impressive Open Art Exhibition, presenting the works of predominantly local Artists. Nearly all works are for sale and the exhibition boasts some reputable names, making this a must for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. The Festival was inaugurated in 1974 and has grown substantially over the years, showcasing some exceptional talent, whilst reaching a wide cross section of the community.
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We expect every child to have the opportunity to sing and play instruments – both solo and in groups – and to be able to take these skills further if they have the talent or inspiration. The music education programmes listed here help us in our mission to ensure children and young people across the country have access to quality music education. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. We bring the highest standards of artistic experience, supporting local and regional communities, and we welcome artists of international stature. We present events in a range of locations, from historic castles and gardens to art galleries, from theatres to ancient churches. The objective of the society shall be to encourage interest and participation in the Arts by the local community, through a programme of activity including performances, concerts, exhibitions, talks and workshops during the festival period.
- A very special thank you goes to those musicians and dancers who have contributed and shared their expertise thus far.
- Headline performances are programmed alongside emerging artists, providing an opportunity to experience world-class talent in an intimate space.
- Our vibrant campus is also only a stone’s throw away from the arts, culture and entertainment offered by Guildford, wider Surrey and London.
- Through concerts, residencies, summer schools and workshops, National Youth Music Organisations play a major role in sustaining the excellence and diversity of the British music scene.
- Research shows that in the coming months, services like ours will be instrumental in ensuring young people have the support they need to prosper.
- Experience world-class talent in an intimate setting, as The Arts Club plays host to the most iconic acts.
The organising Committee are always looking for new participants, both amateur and professional, and would welcome any suggestions for events which could be included in future years. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work or buy a unique piece of artwork in a beautiful setting. Taylor still regularly volunteers at MAP Charity to support the next generation of creative talent in the city. He worked with on-site creative partners in screen-printing and photography, in addition mentoring current students in our classrooms. Our exciting plans to refurbish Hope Foundry will transform a heritage building into a thriving place of education, creativity and enterprise. For the past ten years, it has been home to MAP Charity’s alternative education programme.
We have launched video resources for the primary sector that additionally support wellbeing. The content is delivered by our specialist team and has accompanying, simple cdoass.com to follow, teacher packs. We are hugely excited by this aptly entitled ‘Uplift’ venture which is viewable and purchasable on the ‘Resources’ page of this website.