14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017

 

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Did you know Canterbury Festival is an Arts Award Supporter?

Please see below for how the Festival’s activities can support Arts Award qualifications taking place across East Kent; for more information on any of the below, please contact Liz Flynn via Liz@canterburyfestival.co.uk or 01227 452853.

 

Arts Award Discover: Autumn term only

Part A: Discover

Come and watch a Festival performance. Group booking discounts are available; contact the Festival office for more information.

Part B: Find out

Festival performers are great inspiration for this. The Festival can offer workshops, and provide information on performers via the website from July to October.

In 2016, the Festival will also be delivering Arts Award Discover to attendees of the family friendly programme; more information will be available when the programme is launched in July.

 

Arts Award Explore: Summer and Autumn term

Part A: inspire

Summer term: poetry workshops are available to local schools

Autumn term: workshops are available to local schools creating spectacular looking items for the opening day Festival parade; pupils can also perform with their school in our annual schools lunchtime concert series.

Contact Liz at the Festival for more information on booking these workshops.

Part B: Explore

The Festival’s website provides a wealth of information about us as an organisation; the Festival can also come and give talks and/or presentations in your school.

The Festival also provides information on artists appearing in the programme on the website from July to October.

Part C: Create

Each year, the Festival runs a poetry competition throughout the Summer term. New poems are submitted by children and young people across the region and are a perfect example of Part C.

Part D: present

A series of children and young people who submit to the poetry competition each year are chosen to be published in anthology, which is released at an event in early October complete with readings.

 

Arts Award Bronze: Summer and Autumn term

Part A: participate

Summer term: Submit a poem for the annual Festival poetry competition, or apply to take part in the music bursary competition. Finalists in the bursary competition will be offered the chance to undergo a full Arts Award Bronze with the Festival.

Autumn term: Musicians can participate through performances as part of our annual schools’ lunchtime concerts, or by competing to win studio recording time via the Festival’s live music competition, Track Record.

Part B: watch

Autumn term: Festival events offer the perfect opportunity to watch world-class arts in Canterbury. Group booking discounts are available; contact the Festival Office directly.

The annual Young Critics scheme, in conjunction with the Kentish Gazette, offers young people the chance to review events after sessions with journalists, with their reviews being published on the Festival and the Kentish Gazette’s website. Some reviews are also featured in the print newspaper. To be part of the scheme, contact Liz before mid-September.

Part C: inspiration

Festival artists can be the basis for arts inspiration; more information on the performers featured in the programme is available on the website from July to October.

 

Arts Award Silver: Autumn term only

Unit 1 Part C

Festival events offer the perfect opportunity to watch world-class arts in Canterbury. Group booking discounts are available; contact the Festival Office directly.

The annual Young Critics scheme, in conjunction with the Kentish Gazette, offers young people the chance to review events after sessions with journalists. Reviews are then published on the Festival and the Kentish Gazette’s website. Some reviews are also featured in the print newspaper. To be part of the scheme, contact Niamh before mid-September.

 Unit 1 Part D

The Festival can broker introductions to artists that are or have been involved in the Festival. Contact Liz for more information.

 

Arts Award Gold

Unit 1 Part B

The Festival can offer work placements; interested young people should contact Liz directly to discuss their interest in the Festival.

Unit 1 Part C

The Festival can broker introductions to artists and staff that are or have been involved in the Festival. Contact Liz for more information.

Festival events offer the perfect opportunity to watch world-class arts in Canterbury. Group booking discounts are available; contact the Festival Office directly.