The Calne Music and Arts Festival has been an important part of Calne life for nearly 50 years. Each year Marden House in Calne hosts an impressive Open Art Exhibition, presenting the works of predominantly local Artists. Nearly all works are for sale and the exhibition boasts some reputable names, making this a must for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. The Festival was inaugurated in 1974 and has grown substantially over the years, showcasing some exceptional talent, whilst reaching a wide cross section of the community.
We are the region’s leading provider of high-quality, inclusive music and arts education together with performance opportunities in the South East. We are a charity and run our own early years classes (for children aged 0-5 and their parents/carers), intergenerational singing sessions and our award-winning Mini-Gigs for families. We also work in partnership with organisations such as children’s centres, hospitals, festivals and schools to create family-friendly and fully-accessible music workshops, events and music training for staff. Access and inclusion are extremely important to us and we work with families with a disabled family member and specialist support groups to ensure that everything we produce is inclusive for all. Arts Council England worked with the music education sector to facilitate the development of a qualification for music educators and musicians who are involved in musical learning activities for children and young people. The qualification was designed to encourage all music educators, from those who are new to the workforce to those who are highly experienced, to develop new skills, consolidate their understanding of music education and encourage best practice.
The resource guides teachers and schools through establishing a day to day routine for nurture and the philosophy and pedagogy behind it. It comes with 8 original songs especially written to embed the routine and behaviours of a nurturing environment. Pitch Music & Arts is the Australian festival bringing some of the most beloved names in dance music to rural Victoria.
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We have launched video resources for the primary sector that additionally support wellbeing. The content is delivered by our specialist team and has accompanying, simple to follow, teacher packs. We are hugely excited by this aptly entitled ‘Uplift’ venture which is viewable and purchasable on the ‘Resources’ page of this website.
- The society is committed to supporting local and regional performers and artists as well as showcasing visiting performers and exhibitors where appropriate to the programme.
- Gather at intimate tables with friends, dance late into the evening and fall into sumptuous sofas to soak up the magic.
- As the weekend approaches, resident DJs take to the decks throughout the club, while stripped back, acoustic performances entertain guests in the garden.
It has hosted some of the finest local selectors and internationally-acclaimed DJs alike. Artists including Four Tet, Floating Points, Gilles Peterson, Mafalda and Mr. Scruff have donated their time and talent to support MAP Charity’s work with young people. Previously known as Ten Pieces at Home, Ten Pieces Tasters are simple, fun, creative activities for primary age children.
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Schools page.We also run a range of free workshops in the community, and provide our services for many community events. In Harmony is a national programme, co-funded with the Department for Education , that inspires children through immersive musical experiences and aims to increase educational attainment and community aspiration. Leo’s Slip downstairs to the club’s late night cocktail bar with live music, Leo’s plays host to DJs and musicians each week. World of Art was introduced in 2010 with the aim of bringing the work of contemporary visual artists to the festival. Each year we have invited British and International artists to bring or create a wide range of work including film, sculpture, installations and performance.
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We expect every child to have the opportunity to sing and play instruments – both solo and in groups – and to be able to take these skills further if they have the talent or inspiration. The music education programmes listed here help us in our mission to ensure children and young people across the country have access to quality music education. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. We bring the highest standards of artistic experience, supporting local and regional communities, and we welcome artists of international stature. We present events in a range of locations, from historic castles and gardens to art galleries, from theatres to ancient churches. The objective of the society shall be to encourage interest and participation in the Arts by the local community, through a programme of activity including performances, concerts, exhibitions, talks and workshops during the festival period.
We’re also only a stone’s throw away from London’s notorious West End where a variety of GSA productions are presented. We have been producing resources to assist teachers in Wales as they prepare for the forthcomingCurriculum for Wales. We have produced purchasable resource packs to deliver Eisteddfod cdoass.com and Cynefin through the primary school . Additionally, take a look at our Cwricwlwm Cymreig page for free videos to support learning about the musical culture of Wales. A very special thank you goes to those musicians and dancers who have contributed and shared their expertise thus far.