Congratulations to all the schools in Brighton and Hove who have embarked on their journey on the new Artsmark award this last academic year. Schools in Brighton and Hove have an incredible reputation for creativity and Artsmark is a great opportunity to demonstrate and recognise this in your setting. Awarded by Arts Council England, designed by schools to make it relevant and straightforward, the new Artsmark award helps schools to deliver a high quality arts and cultural e
Sunday 26 June saw the latest concert in encore’s new House Music Classics series with the String Ensemble playing in front of an invited audience. The event was hosted by Louise and Jamie Arnell in their home in Brunswick Square, one of only three houses in the Square not turned into apartments. The performance included Valse-Caprice’s Opus 76 for piano and strings from 1886, known affectionately as the 'Wedding Cake’ and featured Phillip Leslie on piano who is a finalist i
BPO are pleased to announce that the next open rehearsal for schoolchildren will take place on Sunday 5 March 2017 at Brighton Dome Concert Hall.
In workshops leading up to the rehearsal, there will a be focus on George Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No.1, a wonderful piece of music inspired by the vivid folk tunes of the composer's home country. They are delighted that the conductor will be Cristian Mandeal, a fellow Romanian and acknowledged authority on Enescu's music.
BHYPE are thrilled to be invited to perform at the Royal College of Music at their annual Percussion Festival. The festival takes place on Sunday 10 July and the talented group of 8 percussionists are really looking forward to showcasing their work. Dave Weckl, voted one of the top drummers of all time, is the special guest at the festival and BHYPE can’t wait to hear him play following their own performance! For further information www.rcm.ac.uk/percfest
The Great Escape (TGE) returned to Brighton in May and showcased 450 emerging artists from all over the world. SoundCity has developed a close partnership with TGE in recent years which has enabled young local talent to showcase their work. This year three acts that took part in our annual Sounds from the City event were lucky enough to be invited to take part in the TGE Street Party. Two open air performance areas were set up in Jubilee Street and the acts attracted good app
Planning for the 2016 Schools Christmas concert is well underway – we hope you will already have the date of this BHMA annual event held at the Brighton Centre in your diaries – Monday 5th December, 7pm. Repertoire has been chosen, arranged and backing tracks are due to be recorded mid July – it’s always fun to get the tinsel out and play festive favourites at this time of year! BHMA will be holding their usual preparation Teachers Workshop with James Redwood and Eira Owen on
On 14 and 15 June, three vocal teachers from BHMA led singing workshops for reception children as part of two Arts Enrichment Days at the Brighton Dome. 10 schools from the city centre cluster were involved and over 450 children aged 4-5 took part in music, dance, puppet-making, art, mask-making, museum and venue visits as the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton Dome and SoundCity came together with schools to celebrate the wealth of arts, cultural and heritage experiences Bri
Belltree Music Therapy are organising a Safeguarding Level 3 training day on Saturday 10 September 2016 9.30 till 4.30pm. This will be run by Penny Rogers who is Safeguarding lead for an NHS trust and also a practicing music therapist. Open to all and may be of interest to hub partners. £50 per head. To book a place, contact Tina Warnock
Well done to all performers who played in BHMA’s third BIG BRASS EVENT on Saturday 18 June. It was an impressive musical achievement by all the players, and a real celebration of brass playing. The BHMA Brass Team (Richard Baker, Sarah Leeves and Eira Owen) created the first BIG BRASS EVENT together in 2008, feeling that a focus and showcase was needed for the great brass talent we have learning across the city. This was a great success so the format was repeated in 2012 and