Category: Workshops

  • Marching

    Alan Shellard drills his new regiment at St Mark’s,  Bromley! Our unsuspecting audience at Musical Offerings on Wednesday 26 October found themselves marching and playing “Turkish ” percussion too.

  • Rutherford Summer Club 2016

    Margaret Archibald recalls some highlights of her day at Rutherford School where she and harpist Alexander Thomas were contributing music workshops designed to explore this year’s summer club theme of “Water”.  It really is astonishing how much stuff I manage to take for one day of workshops! It was 1st August, there was no school-run traffic, […]

  • Percussion Play at the Children Trust’s School

    Sarah Stuart and Margaret Archibald were at the Children’s Trust on Monday 23 February before the canteen opened for breakfast, so the bacon sandwiches had to wait! Both were keen to get the large percussion instruments in place for two full days of workshops enabling children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties […]

  • Percussion Play

    Percussion Play at Rutherford School Margaret Archibald writes: Rutherford School, under the umbrella of the Garwood Foundation, caters for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Sarah Stuart and I visited on three separate occasions in late January and in early February. At our preliminary visit we spent a morning popping into the children’s classrooms; […]

  • National Care Home’s Day

    Friday 20 June was National Care Homes Day 2014. Coloma Court Care Home was celebrating in style, kicking off in the morning with a junior school art group sharing its enthusiasm for painting with like-minded residents. Meanwhile, a few miles away at Bishop Justus C of E School, Katie Clemmow , Christopher Newport and I were starting […]

  • Elm Singers

    John Webber and his Elm Singers shared the platform at St Mary’s Shortlands with Stone Road Single Reeds on Saturday 17 May for a Summer Concert in aid of Everyone Matters. Reverend Morag Finch welcomed us all to her spacious modern church that on this gorgeous summer evening was flooded with both sound and light. […]

  • Jazz Sunday

    Ten players crammed into the music room at my house in Bromley on Sunday afternoon 27 April. Peter Nichols was making a welcome return after his jazz improvisation workshop last year, and many of the players had returned for another session when Peter would show them that they really could simply make it up. The […]