Latest News and Updates

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.

8 March 2019

We're pleased and delighted today to launch our first new song of 2019: the traditional Pleasant and Delightful, arranged by Paul Sartin. This song was arranged from field recordings made at the Snape Crown and Blaxhall Ship Inn, near Snape Maltings, by Neil Lanham of the traditional singer Jumbo Brightwell.

14 December 2018

We’re delighted to have three all new songs on their way, which will be launched termly throughout 2019! Next years commissions come from award-winning UK composers and writers. Each composer has spent time at Snape Maltings developing their song, hoping to bring a touch of Suffolk to schools around the country:

9 November 2018

Project One Dot is an all new, free resource from Snape Maltings’ Friday Afternoons, designed to encourage and support creative vocal work in the KS2 classroom.

12 September 2018

We’re extremely happy to announce a new partnership with Charanga’s VIP Studio Sessions – which give you everything you need to help young people create, produce and release their own music.

20 April 2018

This year's all new collection of songs is now available for download from the Song Bank! We’re delighted with the new collection, MAP: Songs for Children Everywhere, written by internationally acclaimed composer and singer-songwriter Errollyn Wallen.