Surrey Arts, Big Leaf Foundation and the Academy of Contemporary Music are joining forces to record a Festive Themed Single (in just one day!) on Sunday 9 December. It’s for anyone aged 8 and above who enjoys music and shares our belief in the importance of community. No musical experience necessary and we aim to have over 50 participants.
We live in one of the most multicultural countries in the world but it can feel as though, despite living in the same land, huge divides, negative stereotyping, fear of the unknown are as alive as they have ever been.
Project manager, Jim Pinchen, says: “Music in its essence, is something that we all have in common. It’s everywhere from the rhythm of our first heartbeat through to family events and is therefore able to bring us together in a unique and safe way.”
Why a festive themed single?
‘I Speak Music’ is a programme that aims to bring together refugees and host communities and we think this is a perfect time of year to come together, have fun and celebrate everything we have in common, as well as all the fascinating things that make us unique. Beyond the food, lights, drink, intensive shopping and tinsel, at its heart, this festive season is about the spirit of giving and receiving, of family and of helping others.
Vicki Felgate from Big Leaf Foundation says: “We want to replace negative opinions with a simple and joyous message of peace and unity and we hope people will share it far and wide.”
What happens after the single is recorded?
A pop video will be distributed via social media with links to digital download sites (ie Spotify) where the single can be downloaded. All proceeds from the single will be used to make music projects that bring together Refugee and Host Communities.
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Easter Music Course
Running for over 40 years, the next Easter Music Course is from Sunday 5 – Thursday 9 April 2020. Bookings are now open.
Surrey Arts run a variety of music workshops throughout the year for young people. These range from instrumental master classes to instrument skills, DJ & music production with experienced tutors. Workshops are held during school holidays, after school or at weekends all over the county.
DJ & Music Production
DJ & Music Production – a chance to learn how to beat match tracks and produce some unique beats of your own.
A unique half day workshop for young people to learn the art of DJ-ing and an introduction to music technology in a fun and educational way. Use mixing consoles to beat match , blend, cut, paste and scratch music to create a DJ mix. No previous musical experience necessary.
Saturday 14 December – The Bridge Youth Centre, Leatherhead KT22 7RB
8 – 16 year olds – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Monday 6 April – Royal Alexandra & Albert School, Redhill
8 – 11 year olds – 9.00am – 12.00pm
11 – 16 year olds – 1.00 – 4.00pm
Guitar skills – a workshop designed to bring together young guitarists who want to improve their skills while playing with other musicians.
Singing workshops – come and sing choral songs with Surrey Youth Choir tutors in a fun and relaxed environment with other young singers.
Coronavirus – update 19 March: ALL Surrey Arts activities CANCELLED
Following the latest Government advice relating to public gatherings, non-essential contact and social distancing, it has been decided to cancel all Surrey Arts activities until further notice including ensemble rehearsals, concerts, lessons, activities, and the Surrey Arts Easter Music Course. All upcoming exams are also cancelled.
Surrey Arts are continually monitoring the situation relating to the impact of the coronavirus and are following guidance given by Surrey County Council and Public Health England. We will keep in contact with our customers by e-mail and SMS on any changes to planned activities. Please contact us by e-mail: email@example.com rather than by phone if you have specific queries.
We appreciate your patience during this period.