Latest News and Updates

10 November 2017

There's lots of activity going on around the country this term including a Big Sing event at the home of the project, Snape Maltings, on Friday 17th November.

22 September 2017

This year Friday Afternoons are delighted support 15 organisations to deliver exceptional activity with young people. Find out more about the organisations and projects we are supporting below.

Barnet Education Arts Trust are working with students and teachers at one secondary and four feeder primary schools on the One Voice Connects choral outreach initiative.

11 August 2017

The Friday Afternoons project fund is available to schools and organisations across the country to enable top-quality projects with young people using the repertoire and resources in the Song Bank.

Last year the Project Fund supported activity from 20 organisations across the country. This year a total of £10,000 is available, and with grants of up to £2,000 available for exceptional projects/applications. Most grants we offer are in the region of £1,000.

The deadline to apply for this year’s project fund is Friday 8th September.

4 July 2017

Charanga have produced new resources for Friday Afternoons based on two of Luke Styles’ songs from All Howl At Once.

The songs ‘Ferrari Mountain’ and ‘Don’t Disturb Me In My Tent’ now both have Charanga’s award-wining interactive resources available to use for free in our Song Bank. Using the new material, your students can learn to sing the songs verse-by-verse and build gradually toward a performance of the whole song.

16 June 2017

The newest additions to the Friday Afternoons Song Bank, written by Luke Styles and Alan McKendrick, will be premiered tomorrow at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk.

Part of the Aldeburgh Festival, the premiere will take part during a concert entitled Golden Vanity, which sees young people from across the country performing Britten’s music alongside new Friday Afternoons commissions and a selection of repertoire from the project over the last 5 years.

12 May 2017

The 2017 Project Fund is now available! If you have a Friday Afternoons based project that you would like to run between 1 September 2017 and 31 March 2018, we encourage you to apply.

Last year Friday Afternoons supported 20 projects from organisations across the UK through the Project Fund. This year, a total of £10,000 is available to continue enabling projects to happen. Grants of up to £2000 are available for exceptional applications, with the majority of grants offered being in the region of £1000. The minimum you are able to apply for is £500.

12 April 2017

12 new songs are now available from the Friday Afternoons Song Bank. Eight of the songs have been written by the composer Luke Styles and librettist Alan McKendrick, with four additional songs being created in collaboration with groups of young people across the country. These groups were Elgol Primary School and Bun-sgoil Shlèite, Isle of Skye; Thomas Wolsey School, Ipswich; Netley Primary School, London; and Elliott Kendall from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

12 April 2017

Friday Afternoons is delighted to announce new songs coming to the Song Bank from Luke Styles. 

17 March 2017

David Ashworth has created a number of resources around Jonathan Dove's Friday Afternoons songs for the Share section of the Friday Afternoons website.

1 February 2017

We are delighted to release brand new resources for the Friday Afternoons project: Figurenotes.

Figurenotes is a form of notation that uses colour and shape to show pitch and rhythm. First created in Finland at the Resonaari Music School, Figurenotes has been further developed by Drake Music Scotland and is now used world-wide.

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