• Open Call 2020

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    Open Call is an initiative to support music creators in laboratory-style commissions; offering opportunities to challenge compositional practice, explore new ways of ...

  • Creative Encounters Year Two: Part Four

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    by Tim Cape, musician on Creative Encounters

    An important part of our work in creative encounters sessions comes when the main session has finished and we spread out around the home This is a special time as it …

  • Creative Encounters Year Two: Part Three

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    by Mary Martin, musician on Creative Encounters

    L looks pleased to be offered a baton He sits up in his chair, looks round the room and confidently conducts the band of assembled musicians, shaping the fragments of …

  • Creative Encounters Year Two: Part Two

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    by Julian West, artistic lead for Creative Encounters

    There are always surprises Even after more than 20 years of making music in care homes, I am continually caught off guard, shaken out of routines, and made to look, …

  • Creative Encounters Year Two: Part One

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    by Clare Whistler, dancer for Creative Encounters

    Why are so many care homes called ‘Court’ For me the word brings to mind courtiers, and history books, places of grandeur and hierarchies, going to court for the …

  • Life as a Trainee Music Leader: Kate Howden

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    I was working with Blackheath Opera and Multi-Storey Orchestra last year as a singer on their children’s opera Noye’s Fludde I had admired and loved the work of …

  • Creative Encounters at Beaumont Court: Part Six

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    by Lucy Clasper, cellist for Creative Encounters at Beaumont Court

    Our final session at Beaumont Court was a poignant mix of celebration and finality The end of projects are always hard… Yes, you get to celebrate what has been: what …