Latest News and Updates

16 July 2015

Thank you to Lydia Machell at Prima Vista for all her work on our fantastic Braille scores.

To browse and download these scores for free please click here.

5 June 2015

Friday Afternoons has launched its 2015 Britten Young Songwriter Competition, with young people aged 18 and under invited to submit a new song suitable for children's voices. This year, acclaimed author and poet, Michael Morpurgo, has specially written a poem - Waves of Time: A Song of Southwold - for you to set to music. To find out more about how you can enter, and for the opportunity to have your song professionally recorded and performed live at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, click here.

19 May 2015

Friday Afternoons has recently received an Arts Council England Exceptional Award of £200,000 (50% of the total required) to support Aldeburgh Music’s aim of building Friday Afternoons into the leading resource and network for singing with children and young people by 2025. Hedley Swain, Area Director, South East, Arts Council England, said: “Friday Afternoons was a wonderful success as part of the Britten Centenary and we are really pleased to be able to support its continuation with an Exceptional Award. The development of Friday Afternoons will put in place the support, training and high quality materials required to ensure more children and young people in England have the chance to become involved in and enjoy singing.”