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What Drake Music shared in June 2014

16. July 2014 - 10:14

Our Storify of what we shared in June 2014

I've just compiled a Storify of what Drake Music shared in June 2014. I really should rename the Storifies 'A month in the life of Drake Music' as that is what they are. You can see the Storify here.

Drake Music South West SoundSplash musicians perform at the Colston Hall.

14. July 2014 - 21:35

Here's a video of 5 young musicians from the Soundsplash group performing on Saturday the 12th of July. We played to a packed foyer in the Colston Hall in Bristol. Take a listen to our very own brand of west country psych-rock!

3 Schools - 1 Guitar Concerto - COLF 2014!

8. July 2014 - 22:59
Image: giant black inflatable, in the shape of a bowler hat, in a city square City of London Festival Bowler Hat in Paternoster Square

I was so pleased to be working on this year's City Of London Festival and to also have the opportunity to be working with 3 of the same schools and pupils who also participated in last year’s festival. This year’s theme and brief was ‘Street Guitar Concerto and Performance’.

Relationship Management - what does that mean?

17. June 2014 - 21:30

My name is Helen and I’m Drake Music’s Relationship Manager.

Carien's musings

17. June 2014 - 12:44

One of the things I've been thinking about a lot is what a fantastic team we have at Drake Music. Within that team, there's so much expertise, experience, so many ideas, commitment and enthusiasm for the work that we do. I have been thinking about finding ways in which we could regularly share our  experiences and learn even more than we are doing already, and finding different ways of doing that.

What Drake Music shared in April and May

12. June 2014 - 16:39
This is the Screen shot of our Storify of April 2014 Screen shot of our Storify of April 2014

Well, we have reached the end of our organisation-wide connecting and amplifying 'experiment'. In this post I want to share what Drake Music colleagues have shared in April and in May. As you can see, there is an amazing diversity in the work Drake does. It is also interesting to see the reflective pieces that some of the associate musicians have been sharing.

I'll be sharing a deeper analysis of what we learned from the experiment and how we plan to use that in the coming months.

In the meantime, enjoy looking at what everyone has been up to:

Ramp It Up! @ Newfield School, Blackburn

29. May 2014 - 21:20
Image: A session in full flow at Newfield School A session in full flow at Newfield School

The 10-week Ramp It Up! project took place on Monday afternoons at Newfield School in Blackburn. Newfield is a school for children and young people with a broad range of special educational needs.

Approaching my first project as a Drake Music Associate Musician, I was excited yet didn’t know quite what to expect. Fortunately, working alongside me on the project was the very knowledgeable technologist, Kristian Gjerstad, who had been involved in several RAMPs before and was a great support throughout.

Katie O'Brien - Springwood Heath Artist's Residency blog

29. April 2014 - 15:47

Image of participant making sweets for gingerbread house

My week with Drake Music brought about a number of ‘firsts’ for me: working with primary-aged children; working alongside disabled people; planning and leading design-based workshops. So as you can imagine I was excited but also a little nervous to say the least!

VIDEO: Hansel & Gretel - an inclusive cross-arts production at Springwood Heath Primary, Liverpool

25. April 2014 - 20:22

In March 2014 four disabled and non-disabled artists from across the UK visited Springwood Heath Primary School in Liverpool for a week-long cross-arts residency. The aim of the residency was to create a unique version of Hansel & Gretel that would be written in just a week by nineteen disabled and non-disabled pupils aged between 7 and 10. The four Drake Music Associates, Jon Hering, Ruth Montgomery, Mike Heath and Katie O'Brien led workshops on assistive music technology; music and composition; drama and scriptwriting; and set design respectively.

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