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How to build cultural capital

How to build cultural capital

BlogAug 06 2019Comments Off on How to build cultural capital

Image: Students from Nightingale Primary School on the stage at Hackney Empire with technical manager Othman Read Have you heard the term ‘cultural capital,’ something which schools will be expected to develop in their pupils from September? It means how the education, knowledge, language, habits and references that you acquire in ...

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“A moment to shine”: our latest schools multi-arts programme video

“A moment to shine”: our latest schools multi-arts programme video

BlogJul 09 2019Comments Off on “A moment to shine”: our latest schools multi-arts programme video

As the end of the school year draws near, we’re super proud to unveil our latest multi-arts schools workshop programme video! This year we’ve loved working with four new primary and secondary schools: Nightingale Primary and Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney, London and Nelson Primary and Four Dwellings Academy in Birmingham. ...

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Trailblazing music and tech: Peter Wilson

Trailblazing music and tech: Peter Wilson

BlogApr 30 2019Comments Off on Trailblazing music and tech: Peter Wilson

Are you passionate about tackling inequality in the arts and championing rising music stars? That’s what unifies our Abram Wilson Foundation Trailblazers, who have a wide range of jobs, backgrounds and stories. Peter Wilson was the first of our higher level Circle of Greatness members, who get even more access to our musicians and ...

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Why does music education matter?

Why does music education matter?

BlogApr 02 2019Comments Off on Why does music education matter?

📷: Mossbourne students celebrating completing our music education programme; by Kate Green Photography It’s been a super busy Spring term taking our music and arts education programme to four new schools in London and Birmingham. I caught up with Alex Lee, Vice Principal of Mossbourne Parkside Academy in Hackney, to reflect on the ...

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Help us raise £10,000 in The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

Help us raise £10,000 in The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

BlogNov 26 2018Comments Off on Help us raise £10,000 in The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

If you’re passionate about music and about young people accessing a creative education, please be super generous and support the Abram Wilson Foundation this week, in our very special Big Give Christmas Challenge.  Between 27th November and 4th December anything you give HERE will be doubled, so one donation = twice the impact! ...

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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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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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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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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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