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New Schools Network Reports that Arts Funding, Classroom Time and Teachers are being Cut in Response to Ebacc

New Schools Network Reports that Arts Funding, Classroom Time and Teachers are being Cut in Response to Ebacc

BlogMar 21 2017Comments Off on New Schools Network Reports that Arts Funding, Classroom Time and Teachers are being Cut in Response to Ebacc

A recent New Schools Network’s report shows that more students are doing arts GCSEs since the introduction of the Ebacc. For those of us with an interest in the arts in schools, this at first appears to be great news. But, scratching the surface, we start to see some issues with the positive presentation of these findings. Firstly, the issue ...

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LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

BlogMar 15 2017Comments Off on LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

We’re back for our five year anniversary celebration on the 11th May at Bush Hall! This year is set to be bigger and better as we bring together performances from some of the brightest and best emerging musicians in London at the moment. Our almost entirely female line-up includes MADAM, the Rachael Cohen Quartet and Kokoroko. The event will ...

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH TRUSTEE SHARAN JASWAL

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH TRUSTEE SHARAN JASWAL

BlogMar 08 2017Comments Off on CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH TRUSTEE SHARAN JASWAL

We’re incredibly lucky to work with a huge number of badass women across the Abram Wilson Foundation (AWF), from our mentees to volunteers to collaborators. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, we thought it was only fit to put the spotlight on one of these awesome women – our superstar trustee Sharan Jaswal. Sharan ...

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EXPLORING THE AGE-OLD QUESTION: HOW TO BE FULFILLED CREATIVELY AND STILL MAKE MONEY

EXPLORING THE AGE-OLD QUESTION: HOW TO BE FULFILLED CREATIVELY AND STILL MAKE MONEY

BlogFeb 23 2017Comments Off on EXPLORING THE AGE-OLD QUESTION: HOW TO BE FULFILLED CREATIVELY AND STILL MAKE MONEY

  Mike Ausden, co-founder of live music booking agency Function Central, shares his journey to becoming a professional musician, and insights on how to lead the creative life you want whilst still earning a living. Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do I’m a guitarist and jazz trumpet player who was taught by Abram Wilson. A few ...

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PASSING ON LESSONS OF CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION: NERIJA’S SHEILA MAURICE-GREY

PASSING ON LESSONS OF CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION: NERIJA’S SHEILA MAURICE-GREY

BlogFeb 01 2017Comments Off on PASSING ON LESSONS OF CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION: NERIJA’S SHEILA MAURICE-GREY

Sheila Maurice-Grey is a London based trumpeter and visual artist. Having taken part in Kinetika Bloco and Tomorrow’s Warriors development programme founded by Gary Crosby OBE, Sheila is a core member of upcoming ‘Nérija,’ who were nominated for Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the year 2016. Sheila is also bandleader of afrobeat band ...

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ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – WE MADE A MINI-MOVIE!

Blog, UncategorizedJan 11 2017Comments Off on ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – WE MADE A MINI-MOVIE!

  Hello January and hello 2017! We are so happy to be here. New year, new start and we are ignoring the rubbish weather in London by lighting lots of candles and embracing the Danish vibe of hygge. Cosy. And what better way to welcome in the new year than by releasing our mini-movie from our October 2016 Achieve Your Greatness project. ...

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ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

BlogDec 29 2016Comments Off on ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

We couldn’t finish off the year without some sort of roundup of what went down in 2016, which suffice to say was A LOT. We basically lost our shizzle one way or another with everything that used to be expected and certain becoming the complete opposite. But there’s nothing like a good shake up to get you thinking, talking, and reassessing ...

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FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PREPARATIONS: INTERVIEW WITH ANNA SHORT

FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PREPARATIONS: INTERVIEW WITH ANNA SHORT

BlogDec 01 2016Comments Off on FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PREPARATIONS: INTERVIEW WITH ANNA SHORT

Creative arts fundraising & events whizz, and Abram Wilson Foundation volunteer and Trailblazer, Anna Short shares some of her favourite memories of the Abram Wilson Foundation, and gives us a little taste of plans for next year’s fifth anniversary celebrations… AWF: Why don’t you start by telling us a little bit about ...

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MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

BlogNov 24 2016Comments Off on MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

Marina Mansilla Hermann is a young social entrepreneur specialising in the fields of youth leadership, environment and education. She is the founder of TierraVida (www.fundaciontierravida.org), a youth-empowerment non-profit based in Argentina with the mission to activate young people as environmental leaders in their communities. She ...

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TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH ART: INTERVIEW WITH WORKSHOP LEADER TARA SIDDALL

TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH ART: INTERVIEW WITH WORKSHOP LEADER TARA SIDDALL

BlogOct 28 2016Comments Off on TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH ART: INTERVIEW WITH WORKSHOP LEADER TARA SIDDALL

As we complete the second pilot of our arts education programme for schools, Achieve Your Greatness (AYG), we’ve been chatting to colleagues and friends about what arts education means to them. Tara Siddall is a writer, performer, theatre maker and musician. She studied Literature at Edinburgh University, Acting at The London Academy of ...

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