1st July to 16th July 2016

DEAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS (DFMA)

 

The Deal Festival runs an year-round education, learning and outreach programme. We run arts and music projects for, by and with the children, young people and adults of East Kent and beyond.  In particular we focus on projects which are artistically of the highest merit and imagination, and on projects which provide experiences for those who would otherwise not get the chance to take part in the arts or music making.

 

We focus on four core programmes of work:

1. BOLD AS
2. Jazz Journey
3. Let's Dance
4. Deal Festival Music Summer School
5. Special Projects

 

Bold As at Deal Festival

 

What is it?

Bold As Sandown at Deal Festival

 

BOLD AS is a Deal Festival education project, supported by Soundhub, that takes place in various primary schools in the Deal area. It is an exciting opportunity for young people in East Kent to learn a brass instrument and play creatively in a brass ensemble alongside professional musicians. The project is also being co-ordinated with the in-school first access ‘MusicPlus’ sessions so that the children receive a through-planned holistic musical experience over the academic year. Over the course of the year, the project involves regular p-trombone and p-trumpet creative workshops with top-class professional musicians, an introductory whole school assembly session and public concerts at the Deal Festival. BOLD AS also provides training for local teachers and schools’ concerts.

 

 

Who leads it?

Musical Director - Phil White

Professional Musician - Letty Stott

Professional Musician - Tim Hayward

 

Bold As Tutors at Deal Festival

 

How can I find out more or get involved?

BOLD AS is currently running in three primary schools:

  • Warden House Primary School
  • Sandown Primary School
  • Northbourne Primary School

We are always on the look out for new schools to participate or to watch our concerts. Contact Deal Festival’s Education Director Laura Callaghan Grooms for more information: laura@handonheartarts.com

 

Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

 

Other Media and Dates for BOLD AS:

BOLD AS will be performing at the Deal Festival 2016 on Monday 11th July 2016 at Nye Hall in Dover.

BOLD AS is now a proud partner with Warwick Music, who produce pTrumpets and pBones.

BOLD AS is nominated for a major award for Excellence in early years/primary education. 

 

 

 

JAZZ JOURNEY

Jazz and Blues at Deal Festival 2016 - 1st - 16th July

 

What is it?

JAZZ JOURNEY is a Deal Festival education project that focuses on jazz music education in the East Kent area. It provides an opportunity for secondary school students to work and perform alongside world-class jazz musician mentors. JAZZ JOURNEY will be forming a massed creative jazz ensemble in 2017, working in partnership with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

 

Jazz Workshop at the Deal Festival

 

Who leads it?

Musical Director - Joe Browne

Professional Musician - Jon Gingell

 

How can I find out more or get involved?

JAZZ JOURNEY currently works in St Edmund’s Secondary School Dover, Chatham House Grammar School Ramsgate and Duke of York Military School Dover. We are always on the look out for new schools to participate or to watch our concerts. Contact Deal Festival’s Education Director Laura Callaghan Grooms for more information: laura@handonheartarts.com

 

LET'S DANCE

LET'S DANCE at Deal Festival

 

What is it?

LET’S DANCE is a Deal Festival education project that focuses on contemporary dance education in the East Kent area, in partnership with Trinity Laban. It provides an opportunity for secondary school students to work and perform alongside Trinity Laban dancers and graduate mentors on their exploratory journey through dance.

 

Who leads it?

Dance Director - Izzy Brittain

Professional Dancer - Leanne Oddy

 

How can I find out more or get involved?

LET’S DANCE currently works in Duke of York’s Military School Dover, Castle Community Academy Deal and Astor College of the Arts Dover. Contact Deal Festival’s Education Director Laura Callaghan Grooms for more information: laura@handonheartarts.coms

 

Other media and dates for BOLD AS:

LET’S DANCE will be performing at Nye Hall, Duke of York’s Military School, on Friday 24th June 2016. Please contact us for tickets.

 

DEAL FESTIVAL MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

 

What is it?

An intergenerational non-residential summer school, led by some of East Kent’s best instrumental teachers. We welcome all children and adults who are of Grade 1 standard and above on a wind, brass, string, or percussion instrument. We currently have people attending aged 7 to 70 years old!

 

Who leads it?

Musical Director – Graham Harvey

Deal Festival Music Summer School Administrator – Jan Goldsack

 

How can I find out more or get involved?

Contact Deal Festival’s Music Summer School Administrator, Jan Goldsack  jgoldsack@hotmail.co.uk (07788723370)

 

Deal Festival Music Summer School will be taking place on Monday 1st August – Friday 5th August 2016 at St Edmunds Secondary School in Dover.


SPECIAL PROJECTS

St. Mary's Workshop at Deal Festival

 

What is it?

Every year, the Deal Festival sees a whole host of world-class performers and artists arriving for the Festival. We make the most of them being in town! Many of them hold masterclasses and workshops with local schools or get involved in our education programme in other ways. Adding to this, we regularly put on concerts with children from local schools, and often put one one-day schools workshops, or Arts Award sessions.

Photo – Nicholas McCarthy – one handed pianist at schools workshop

 

How can I find out more or get involved?

We inform the schools and community that we are putting on special projects through our newsletter and social media. Around March or April annually is the time to be checking with us if we have any special projects on, so please do be in touch! Contact Deal Festival’s Education Director Laura Callaghan Grooms for more information or to be put on our newsletter circulation list: laura@handonheartarts.com