Pupils from Osmani Primary School
Pupils from Stewart Headlam Primary School
Pupils from The Cherry Trees School
Isabelle Adams singer/vocal leader
Polly Beestone puppeteer
Abimaro Gunnell singer/songwriter
Eleanor Meredith visual artist
Jack Ross guitar/composer
Danny Thompson double bass
John Webb composer
In March 2015 the Takeover Spring Festival sees pupils from Osmani, Stewart Headlam and The Cherry Trees primary schools in Tower Hamlets programming and producing their own multi-arts festivals, taking over their entire school for a whole day with installations, spontaneous performances, and interactive music-making. They’ll be working alongside workshop leaders – including our Trainee Music Leaders – their teachers and their parents.
Takeover is specially devised for children starting Key Stage 2, which is an important moment of transition in primary education. As pupils work to create their festival day, workshops and activities are structured to promote collaboration, imagination, confidence and leadership. There will also be opportunities for you to encounter and enjoy the children’s creativity yourself.
So, save the dates and come along in March to see what our young producers have dreamt up!
Takeover was first piloted in 2013 and the Spring Takeover Festival will see more children than ever before taking part, bringing together even more members of the school communities.