Once Around The Sun. Spitalfields Market. 10 June 2016.

Intern diaries: Martha

From April through to July, a period spanning our 40th anniversary Summer Festival, we had the pleasure of working with Martha. Martha joined us as our Learning & Participation Intern, working with us to help produce our Summer Festival and year-round Learning & Participation projects. Before she left in July to move onto the next stage…

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What is creative music-making?

  Throughout the year, we run an extensive Learning & Participation programme offering creative music-making opportunities to local participants of all ages. For babies and toddlers, we present our award-winning interactive opera for babies Musical Rumpus. Across a network of 15 local schools, we deliver a programme of in-school creative music projects led by music workshop leaders…

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Play: “recreation with the emphasis on the last three syllables”*

We’re all familiar with evidence that indicates the significance of play in children’s development – it’s recorded in policy papers, discussed in the media and even enshrined in Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. But what about the rest of us? “Grown-ups” are increasingly appreciating the importance of including…