Tag Archives: Creativity

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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Bringing in the new with Nina Fine

Bringing in the new with Nina Fine

BlogDec 11 2018Comments Off on Bringing in the new with Nina Fine

We’ve been super excited to extend our Achieve Your Greatness (AYG) programme to 7-11 year olds this term, working with two new schools in the London Borough of Greenwich.  And we were delighted that talented, North-London-based jazz and soul singer-songwriter Nina Fine joined our awesome team of workshop leaders.  I caught up ...

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‘We’re designed to create’: takin’ over the world with Tyrone Isaac-Stuart

‘We’re designed to create’: takin’ over the world with Tyrone Isaac-Stuart

BlogOct 23 2018Comments Off on ‘We’re designed to create’: takin’ over the world with Tyrone Isaac-Stuart

Pushing the boundaries where music and dance collide, Tyrone Isaac-Stuart has a BA in Jazz, is an alto saxophonist, founded the band Parshmaune and started his professional hip hop dance career with Barbican Associates Boy Blue Entertainment. He joined our Education Committee in 2014 before becoming one of our super-inspiring Achieve Your ...

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How do we build a circle and cycle of greatness?

How do we build a circle and cycle of greatness?

BlogOct 09 2018Comments Off on How do we build a circle and cycle of greatness?

Have you heard of the UN’s ‘International Day of the Girl Child’?  It’s tomorrow, Thursday 11th October! It promotes young women’s empowerment, and this year it’s focusing on expanding learning opportunities for girls to help them chart new pathways and transition into the world of work.   I’ve been thinking about it a lot, ...

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Stepping out – how can music change your life?

Stepping out – how can music change your life?

BlogAug 14 2018Comments Off on Stepping out – how can music change your life?

Photo credit: David Choi Achieve Your Greatness (AYG) is our arts education programme for 11 to 16 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds, combining music with theatre, dance and spoken word. We train up and coming musicians and artists who pass on their knowledge and expertise to the next generation by going into schools to deliver creative ...

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Why believing in your greatness is a very special thing

Why believing in your greatness is a very special thing

BlogJul 03 2018Comments Off on Why believing in your greatness is a very special thing

Video and photo credit: David Choi   We’re super thrilled to share our new video, which we hope captures the purpose and spirit of our Achieve Your Greatness (AYG) arts education programme over the last year.  We’d love to know what you think?  Not only that but the writing juices have been flowing here at AWF HQ to produce our ...

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Cassie Kinoshi Brings in a New Season of Hope

Cassie Kinoshi Brings in a New Season of Hope

BlogMar 20 2018Comments Off on Cassie Kinoshi Brings in a New Season of Hope

Photo credit: Adama Jalloh   The super talented composer and saxophonist, Cassie Kinoshi will be leading a trio at our next Hospital Club event on Wednesday 28th March as part of our late night series. To mark the beginning of Spring and Cassie’s upcoming gig we thought we’d catch up with her and find out what’s going ...

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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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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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