Latest News and Updates

6 November 2020

Our new set of songs, entitled Everything, has been composed by Russell Hepplewhite, with lyrics by Michael Rosen. We have already released 2 songs, Earth and Language. These two songs were premiered during lockdown in a brilliant digital performance by London Youth Choirs!

22 May 2020

Following the success of Earth, we're releasing Language, the second song from our upcoming collection EVERYTHING by composer Russell Hepplewhite and Michael Rosen.

22 May 2020

"I tried to set the songs so that they could be approached by any child, at any primary school, anywhere..."

15 May 2020

Today we’re delighted to launch Earth, the first song from EVERYTHING, our upcoming collection by composer Russell Hepplewhite, with texts by renowned children’s author and former Children’s Laureate 

30 April 2020

Reflecting on the last year: Ambassadors Update

In this strange time, the Friday Afternoons team have been reflecting over everything that's taken place over the last year and looking ahead to some exciting things we've got coming up. 

In this video, our Ambassadors look at just some of the things that they've enjoyed from 2019 to 2020.

21 November 2019

We’re pleased to announce the relaunch of the Friday Afternoons website today: Benjamin Britten’s Birthday, St Cecilia’s Day and six years after the inaugural Friday Afternoons event.

21 November 2019

2018 marked the sixth year of Friday Afternoons activity. Snape Maltings took that year as an opportunity to reflect on the  project to ensure the continues to be relevant, distinctive and impactful in years to come.

We're keen to share the results of this process in our Evaluation Headlines Report.

26 July 2019

It's time for us to introduce to you our all-new Ambassadors: Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Emily Barden, Charles MacDougall, Charlotte Brosnan and Tom Appleton.

12 July 2019

We're looking for a group of aspiring vocal leaders to take part in this year’s Young Leadership Course, which looks specifically at directing young voices. The course will take place over two residential weekends in September 2019 and January 2020, and taking part will equip you with the skills needed to confidently lead singing sessions with young people.

7 June 2019

We are excited to launch our second song of 2019, Shadow-Maker, by composer Cecilia McDowall and poet Kate Wakeling. The words and music, both commissioned by Snape Maltings for the Friday Afternoons project, explores the pull and mystery of shadows.