Co-ordinated by South Gloucestershire Arts Development, the Libraries West Touring Programme toured a children’s theatre production by Travelling Light Theatre Company to libraries across the West of England, with the aim of increasing library engagement by Year 6 children and increasing access to high-quality theatre for young audiences.  The project involved 57 performances, in 29 libraries in 7 different library authorities, for over 2,000 children and 225 teachers from 45 schools.

Evaluation data showed that for 33% of children who completed a questionnaire it was the first time they had visited their local library.

“I liked the way it made me feel and the way it took me somewhere else. I enjoyed the way it made me think”.  (Year 6 audience member)

“The performance was outstanding – pupils completely engaged and I could see strong links that supported some of our pupils who are undergoing emotional events in their own lives. Pupils really enjoyed it and generally agreed that they would now like to go to the theatre more”.  (Year 6 teacher)

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Projects

Circus City 2017

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Fabric of Life

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Take Note

A commission from Wiltshire Music Connect Music Education Hub to undertake a Youth Voice consultation with children and young people across the county.

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Libraries West Touring Programme

Travelling Light Theatre Company toured to libraries across the West of England, with the aim of increasing library engagement by Year 6 children and increasing access to high-quality theatre for young audiences.

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Sound Splash Case Studies

Sound Splash was Bristol Plays Music’s Musical Inclusion module, funded by Youth Music between 2012 and 2015. After writing an interim evaluation report for Sound Splash, I was commissioned to research and write a series of Case Studies which were a key aspect of sharing the project’s learning across the music education sector.

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Trowbridge Song Project

The Trowbridge Song Project was a 2 year oral history and song project, led by Sounding It Out Community Choir and funded by ACE Grants for the Arts, which aimed to collect songs and stories from people who had migrated to Trowbridge.

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Early Years Music Mapping and Consultation

The Early Years Music Mapping and Consultation was commissioned by Wiltshire Music Connect, to help them consider what the role of the Hub could be in supporting early years music, and that any action or strategy was responsive to local needs.

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