BBC Ten Pieces Tour 2017 – what an adventure!

What an adventure we had during March and April continuing our work with BBC Ten Pieces. With Arts Council England funding, we visited 9 schools in South London as well as Steven Hawking SEN school in east London and Great Ormond Street hospital school.

During our workshops we went on a scary journey with Peer Gynt to the Hall of the Mountain King and then became soldiers from Mars preparing for war with The Planets by Gustav Holst!

We brought our Music Boxes Mini Rig and bespoke playing cards to help us to find out more about the pieces…

We all had so much fun!

Make sure YOU check out BBC Ten Pieces online at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vs08w

…and get your school involved. There are so many resources for teachers as well as brilliant activities, videos and mp3s for children to get busy with classical music everywhere!

 

WOMAD Festival 2015

Wet, wild and wonderful – this years WOMAD festival was amazing as ever! We survived the storms with our fantastic team of Becky Browne, Meg Brooks, Sazzy Fish and Josh Copperfield.

WOMAD

WOMAD

We saw some incredible bands including Magnifico, De La Soul, Orange Blossom and Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar.

The childrens area was, as usual filled with brilliant acts and, despite the torrential rain, we all soldiered on!

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We all had such fun and had loads of jams with adults and children while sheltering from the rain.

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We love you WOMAD!!

Photos by Josh Coppersmith Heaven.

The Rig’s first festie of summer 2015 – Wychwood Festival!

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Our first festival of the season, and what a lovely festie it was! A real family treat with a million things to keep the little ones happy. Our team for this festival was Amy & Becky (of course!) with the wonderful Joe and Poppy helping. Despite there being a few rain storms, we all just put on every item of clothing we had and flew The Rig fun flag!

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We had some wonderful kids come to play The Rig, including these two little diamonds:

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Joe wowed people with the ‘Magic Grill’ which is his new name for our ‘Oven Tray Headphones’ as, well, it is a grill and it is, of course, magic…

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The new additions to our Rhythm Mini Rig and Bells Mini Rig went down a treat – with teapots, bike bells and an abacus!

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We finished the festival off by watching Lady Smith Black Mambazo which was absolutely brilliant Рthey are so talented and are so refreshing to watch, as they know how to have fun on stage while still being musically perfect.

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Next stop, Mycenae House and afterwards Cornbury Festival – roll on Summer!