FOUR YEARS OF ACHIEVING OUR GREATNESS

Time flies! What we’ve been up to these past four years…. This time last week we spent a wonderful evening celebrating Abram Wilson’s life and four years of the Abram Wilson Foundation. In a LondonJazz review of the concert (which you can find in full HERE), Naoise Murphy wrote “the young musicians on stage have…

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LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure – www.benjaminamure.com   In case you missed our anniversary gig on 14th June at St. James Studio, LondonJazz did a pretty awesome job of reviewing it. It was such a fun evening, with a stage packed full of musicians, joy and jazz. A massive thank you to all the artists who took part,…

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ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS HIGHLIGHTS

Between January and February 2015 we successfully realised our first Achieve Your Greatness pilot schools project in two secondary schools in the borough of Greenwich. It was aimed at 40 young people between 11 – 13 years with a special focus on children who have been identified as lacking in confidence, suffering from bullying, experiencing…

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THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

We recently got some pictures through from two weeks of workshopping The Philippa Project earlier this month, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation. The director and writer, Pia Furtado and I were joined by an awesome team of creatives including videographer and set designer, Tim Bird; sound designer, David…

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PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION GRANT

In case you missed the tweet, the PRS for Music Foundation have awarded the Abram Wilson Foundation with £2,000 towards the Philippa Project. “We are delighted to be supporting the Abram Wilson Foundation with The Philippa Project. We were excited to see a proposal that wanted to combine contemporary jazz music with theatre, and support…

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£10,000 GRANT FOR THE PHILIPPA PROJECT FROM JERWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

“I’m delighted to be able to announce that the Trustees of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation have agreed to support the Philippa Project with our first grant of £10,000.  The grant will go towards our next research and development period in December this year where our writer and director, Pia Furtado will have the opportunity to work…

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ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – THE PHILIPPA PROJECT LAUNCH EVENT IN PICTURES

A couple of weeks ago we officially launched the Philippa Project and introduced some close friends and supporters to our new composer for our jazz-theatre piece Alphonso Horne  (who flew in especially from NYC) and our director Pia Furtado; artist and creator of the sound installation, Rosalind Coleman; and the brains behind our Achieve Your…

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