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AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT’S THE BEST LESSON YOUR MUM EVER TAUGHT YOU?

AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT’S THE BEST LESSON YOUR MUM EVER TAUGHT YOU?

BlogNov 14 2017Comments Off on AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT’S THE BEST LESSON YOUR MUM EVER TAUGHT YOU?

Giacomo Smith is a busy man. The founder and band leader of Kansas Smitty’s he doesn’t just run a band but also a bar under the same name with his ultimate sidekick, Jack Abraham. We’ve been with Smitty’s since the beginning and they’ve been our Associate Artists for a wee while now. Not only that, but Giacomo has ...

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AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: HOW TO MANAGE STRESS AND BURNOUT

AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: HOW TO MANAGE STRESS AND BURNOUT

BlogNov 02 2017Comments Off on AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: HOW TO MANAGE STRESS AND BURNOUT

Earlier this year our friend, Sam Kankanamge very generously donated a week’s retreat at his sanctuary in Sri Lanka to our fifth anniversary celebrations. Our founder, Jennie was curious and decided to head out there in August to see what all the fuss was about. The result was life changing and while there she was able to draw comparisons ...

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Jennie Cashman Wilson Makes WISE100 Index

Jennie Cashman Wilson Makes WISE100 Index

BlogOct 27 2017Comments Off on Jennie Cashman Wilson Makes WISE100 Index

Mega thanks if you nominated me for the WISE100 list created by Natwest in partnership with Pioneers Post. The truly excellent news is that out of 250 nominees I made it to the top 100 and am now officially part of the first ever index to recognise inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and social innovation. ...

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What does the future of learning look like?

What does the future of learning look like?

BlogOct 04 2017Comments Off on What does the future of learning look like?

Our Trustee and Education Director of financial education charity MyBnk, Sharan Jaswal, shares her insights on what the future of learning looks like, and what role the Abram Wilson Foundation has to play in shaping it. How long have you been working in the education field and what have been the biggest changes that you’ve witnessed during ...

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Arts Council England Supports Achieve Your Greatness!

Arts Council England Supports Achieve Your Greatness!

BlogSep 19 2017Comments Off on Arts Council England Supports Achieve Your Greatness!

This week we just have one big announcement and that’s to let you know that Arts Council England have come on board to support our arts education programme, Achieve Your Greatness (AYG). We’re mega chuffed as this is the first time the Arts Council have supported the Abram Wilson Foundation. We also wanted to let you know that ...

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Where is the future of the UK music scene headed?

Where is the future of the UK music scene headed?

BlogSep 05 2017Comments Off on Where is the future of the UK music scene headed?

Photo credit: Tia Simon-Campbell   We sat down with our new chairman and Vice President of Strategy at Sony Music, Fred Bolza to ask a few questions about the UK music scene and where he thinks it’s heading… How long have you been working in the music industry and what changes have you seen during that time? I have been ...

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New Funders Announced for Achieve Your Greatness!

New Funders Announced for Achieve Your Greatness!

BlogAug 21 2017Comments Off on New Funders Announced for Achieve Your Greatness!

We’re mega excited to announce that our fundraising efforts have led to welcoming some new funders who will be supporting the next stage of our arts education programme, Achieve Your Greatness (AYG) where we’ll be expanding into three new secondary schools, working in a total of five (up from two). The Ashley Family Foundation, ...

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A Change Is Gonna Come

A Change Is Gonna Come

BlogAug 08 2017Comments Off on A Change Is Gonna Come

This week we’d thought we’d introduce you to one our regular supporters aka Trailblazers, Ruth Bennett. Ruth has been a long-time friend of the Abram Wilson Foundation and like so many members of our community is busy doing her own brilliant trailblazing work as Editorial Director at Stripes Publishing. Read on to find out ...

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Why Music is Magic

Why Music is Magic

BlogJul 25 2017Comments Off on Why Music is Magic

Magic. It’s a word we like to use a lot here at AWF HQ. Probably because we get to experience a disproportionate amount of it. We are magic seekers after all and like the great Roald Dahl once wrote, “…above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most ...

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Should innovation in education come from music?

Should innovation in education come from music?

BlogJul 11 2017Comments Off on Should innovation in education come from music?

I spent the weekend being surrounded by social innovators and singers and it got me thinking about the things that they had in common. On Saturday I hung out with the innovators where there was a lot of chat about the current issues in education. I learned that the number of people attending university has gone up by 400% since the 90s. ...

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