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 our blues…

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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,…

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When sorry seems to be the hardest word

We have lots of really good news ready to share with you: some lovely funders have come on board this year and we’re looking forward to announcing their support and expanding Achieve Your Greatness, our arts education programme for disadvantaged young people. Our board of trustees is moving and shaking as we look ahead towards…

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AWF Founder Jennie Cashman Wilson talks about the Power of the Arts and Nurturing the Next Generation of Musicians

With just over a month to go until our five year anniversary gig on 11th May at Bush Hall our founder, Jennie Cashman Wilson caught up with her pal, Nour Saleh from Art Breath to talk all things Abram Wilson Foundation, the power of the arts, jazz and nurturing the next generation of musicians (tickets here).…

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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 ‘KOKOROKO,’ has performed with KANO’s live band on…

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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 Music and…

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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 summarised nicely why arts…

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