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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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WHY ARTS EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO FUTURE INNOVATION

WHY ARTS EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO FUTURE INNOVATION

BlogOct 19 2016Comments Off on WHY ARTS EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO FUTURE INNOVATION

As we launch the second pilot of our arts education programme for schools, Achieve Your Greatness, we’ve been chatting to colleagues and friends about what arts education means to them. Here Miriam Sriyoheswaran, intern at the Abram Wilson Foundation, makes the case to link the arts and innovation. The psychologist Richard Jolley has ...

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ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – Q&A WITH CORELLI COLLEGE

ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – Q&A WITH CORELLI COLLEGE

BlogSep 22 2016Comments Off on ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – Q&A WITH CORELLI COLLEGE

Ahead of our second pilot of our school arts education programme, Achieve Your Greatness, we sat down with Shermaine, Arts College Manager, at Corelli College to chat about the current state of arts education in the UK, why it’s so important, the impact of the first AYG pilot and what she hopes to gain from the next AYG project. ...

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REVIEW OF MADAM’S ‘BACK TO THE SEA’

REVIEW OF MADAM’S ‘BACK TO THE SEA’

BlogSep 06 2016Comments Off on REVIEW OF MADAM’S ‘BACK TO THE SEA’

The fabulous MADAM have a third album out, we’re fans because their front woman, Sukie Smith is one of our shining Associate Artists and all round Mega Talent. But we didn’t want to appear too biased so we asked our good friend Cally Callomon and expert in all things music to do a review of  ‘Back To The Sea’ and ...

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BINKER & MOSES: ODE TO THE POWER OF TWO

BINKER & MOSES: ODE TO THE POWER OF TWO

BlogAug 23 2016Comments Off on BINKER & MOSES: ODE TO THE POWER OF TWO

Our new trustee Fred Bolza has written a little blog on how Binker & Moses are moving the London jazz scene forward. Check it out below.  There is a well known saying amongst Londoners stoically going about their daily business in the sprawling metropolis: “You wait ages for a bus and then two come along at once.” It seems to me that ...

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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT TO HELP MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR GREATNESS!

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT TO HELP MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR GREATNESS!

BlogAug 17 2016Comments Off on FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT TO HELP MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR GREATNESS!

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that the Abram Wilson Foundation has been awarded two generous grants – £10,000 from BBC Children In Need and £10,000 from the Ernest Cook Trust. These grants will fund the second pilot of our Achieve Your Greatness school programme at Corelli College and Plumstead Manor in Greenwich starting this ...

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