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What is International Women’s Day all about?

What is International Women’s Day all about?

BlogMar 06 2018Comments Off on What is International Women’s Day all about?

Photo credit: David Choi    Hint, it has something to do with confidence, which got us wondering…is this going to be one of the most talked about International Women’s Day to date? I mean, there’s a lot going on, right? This year marks 100 years since (super privileged) women got the vote, the launch of international ...

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William Wates Memorial Trust Awards £50,000 over 3 Years!

William Wates Memorial Trust Awards £50,000 over 3 Years!

BlogFeb 20 2018Comments Off on William Wates Memorial Trust Awards £50,000 over 3 Years!

If you get our newsletter you’ll be aware that we’ve had a couple of big announcements in the pipeline and this is one of them. We’re utterly thrilled in a ‘pinch yourself is this actually happening?’ kind of way that the William Wates Memorial Trust have come on board as our first ever multi-year funder. We have one of our founding ...

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Church of Sound announced as new Associate Artist!

Church of Sound announced as new Associate Artist!

BlogFeb 07 2018Comments Off on Church of Sound announced as new Associate Artist!

Image credit: Jordan Matyka   Church Of Sound is a central speaker tower, a ring of musicians exploring unheard territories, and a surrounding audience sharing in one-off happenings. The shared fantasy of a Hackney organist and a Parisian crate digger. In modern day London, where opportunity shrinks and rent swells, space needs to be ...

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NITIN SAWHNEY ANNOUNCED AS NEW PATRON!

NITIN SAWHNEY ANNOUNCED AS NEW PATRON!

BlogJan 23 2018Comments Off on NITIN SAWHNEY ANNOUNCED AS NEW PATRON!

We are absolutely delighted to announce Nitin Sawhney as our next patron. Nitin is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today. Firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer, Sawhney has become a latter-day Renaissance man in the worlds of ...

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BRIT TRUST SUPPORTS NEXT PHASE OF ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS

BRIT TRUST SUPPORTS NEXT PHASE OF ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS

BlogJan 09 2018Comments Off on BRIT TRUST SUPPORTS NEXT PHASE OF ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS

We are super excited to announce that the BRIT Trust recently awarded the Abram Wilson Foundation with a grant of £5,000. Woo! What will this money support? The BRIT Trust grant will go towards the planning, expansion, delivery and evaluation of our Achieve Your Greatness arts education programme (AYG).  This is our multi-arts education ...

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How to love your birthday

How to love your birthday

BlogDec 14 2017Comments Off on How to love your birthday

Photo credit: David Choi   Do you love your birthday? I lurrrrrrve it. I do. I love my birthday. I didn’t used to. For as long as I can remember I always slightly dreaded it, a bit like Christmas which I’m also learning to love. The thought of having to get people together to celebrate it at a time when everyone is submerged in ...

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AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE IN TODAY’S EDUCATION SYSTEM? 

AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE IN TODAY’S EDUCATION SYSTEM? 

BlogNov 28 2017Comments Off on AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE IN TODAY’S EDUCATION SYSTEM? 

Photo credit: David Choi   Jon Nicholls is the Director of Creativity & Arts at Thomas Tallis School, our latest Achieve Your Greatness partner. His background is wide ranging and steeped in the arts. In addition to running his department and teaching, he’s the co–founder of photopedagogy.com.  Currently in our final week of ...

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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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