What is it?
Every year, the Deal Festival sees a whole host of world-class performers and artists arriving for the Festival. We make the most of them being in town! Many of them hold masterclasses and workshops with local schools or get involved in our education programme in other ways. Adding to this, we regularly put on concerts with children from local schools, and often put one one-day schools workshops, or Arts Award sessions.
How can I find out more or get involved?
We inform the schools and community that we are putting on special projects through our newsletter and social media. Around March or April annually is the time to be checking with us if we have any special projects on, so please do be in touch! Contact Deal Festival’s Education Director Laura Callaghan Grooms for more information or to be put on our newsletter circulation list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos show Nicholas McCarthy, a one handed pianist, at a schools workshop in 2015.
Special Projects 2017:
MUSIC & ANIMATION - PIANO DUO CONCERT FOR KENT SCHOOLS & FAMILIES
A concert for local schools and families performed by brothers Jonathan and Tom Scott - four hands at one piano. Brilliantly original animated films by Tom Scott to accompany the Mother Goose Suite and Carnival of the Animals, as well as some other familiar musical classics. The concert lasts one hour, with a variety of music and live animation, to include introductions to the music and questions from the audience. We recommend that schools open up the opportunity to parents, carers, and siblings. As always, we welcome children and young people with Special Needs and Disabilities.
SCOTTS BROTHERS PIANO DUO & ANIMATION Schools Concert
Thursday 6th July 2017
11.00am St George's Church, Deal
FREE FOR SCHOOLS!
WORKSHOPS FOR THE AROUNDNORTH INSTALLATION
More details to follow.
"WHY MUSIC EDUCTION IS VITAL TO HUMANS"
Dr Rosemary Dunn Inaugural Lecture
by Richard Hallam
WHEN: Friday 7th July, at 6.15pm
WHERE: Deal Town Hall
Richard Hallam MBE has been a professional musician, teacher, curriculum advisor, inspector, head of music service, conductor, researcher and government adviser for music education in England. He has been Chair of NAME; President of the ISM, and chair of the ISME's Sistema Special Interest Group. Richard chaired the Music Manifesto steering committee in his capacity as Government adviser from 2003 to 2011 becoming the National Music Participation Director in 2008 and acting as the Department for Education's consultant for the National Plan for Music Education to 2012. In November 2012 he received the Music Teacher of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. He is currently Chair of the Music Education Council (UK) and a trustee of several music education related charities.
Retiring Collection in aid of Deal Festival Education Programme
If you have any questions, please contact Deal Festival's Festival Manager Willie Cooper: email@example.com