BBC launches major new competition for young dancers

3 October 2014

Choreographers Wayne McGregor, Matthew Bourne and Akram Khan are among the judges for the BBC’s first Young Dancer’s competition, a major new initiative aimed at discovering the UK’s best new dance talent.

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BBC launches major new competition for young dancers

Choreographers Wayne McGregor, Matthew Bourne and Akram Khan are among the judges for the BBC’s first Young Dancer’s competition, a major new initiative aimed at discovering the UK’s best new dance talent. Read more

Alison Balsom inspires young musicians with the pTrumpet

Ahead of her Albert Sessions concert on Monday 13 October, multi-award-winning trumpet player Alison Balsom has partnered with the Hall’s Education team to lead an inspiring workshop for young brass players from the local Colville Primary School. Read more

Aisling Fahey - New Young Poet Laureate for London

Renowned poet Lemn Sissay yesterday appointed 21 year old Aisling Fahey as the Young Poet Laureate for London, at a reception at the RSA on National Poetry Day. Aisling's role will provide comment and reflections on current events across the capital throughout the coming year, as well as working with communities and London based organisations to inspire and inform through poetry. Read more

Young Poet Laureate Warsan Shire finally feels 'at home' in city

For 25 years poet Warsan Shire lived in a part of London but felt like an outsider in the city. Now 12 months after representing the capital as London's first Young Poet Laureate (YPL) she said she feels pride for the city and part of it. Read more

Pathways: preparing a photography portfolio

A free 12-week Saturday course (for 16-24 year olds) for people who could use some extra support in preparing their photography portfolio for a college or university application. Read more

Immersive techniques in the classroom

Punchdrunk Enrichment and Hackney Learning Trust will offer a series of twilight inset sessions to accompany Punchdrunk’s innovative Prospero’s Island literacy project at Petchey Academy. The sessions are principally aimed at secondary teachers, although sessions would be of interest to primary specialists and anybody with an interest in innovative arts. Read more

Sample – Discover – Share

A free local Creative Networking & Arts Sampling Event for Teachers and Librarians in South East London (particularly those in Bexley and Bromley). Joined Lewisham Education Arts Network (LEAN) for an evening of creative activities, networking and wine at Townley Grammar School, Bexleyheath. Book now

The spectacular Corelli's Creature Carnival Auction – 23 October 2014

The summer of 2014 saw Corelli’s Creature Carnival, an exciting public arts trail exhibition in Greenwich that launched at the iconic Cutty Sark. This month-long event was one of the most highly anticipated public exhibitions to hit the streets of South London in years, featuring 32 uniquely designed sculptures created by established artists, teachers and students. Read more

Testing our new AND Newscast

This month we're testing a new format for our sector updates - we want to bring you information, opportunities and news from across the sector in more engaging and useful ways - please let us know what you think, we need your feedback to a) improve it for next time, or b) decide whether to even take the idea further....

You can skip ahead through the items, using the chapter arrows on the bottom right of the video, and click on the annotated links in the white boxes, which will take you to the relevant news item, or website... please let me know what you think!

Got something you'd like to feature in the next newscast? In future broadcasts, we plan to get out there with our cameras, and talk to you about what you've got coming up for schools and young people, so if that sounds like something of interest to you - please email us

(Please excuse the google ads - we're still testing)

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