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Tokyo Fugue and the Universal Language of the Body

September 21, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

You are on a train. You are searching for someone. You fall asleep. In your dream you are on a train. You are searching for someone… This is a show about feeling lost, set in the maze-like train system of Tokyo. The scenes unfold like the variations of a fugue, in sequences of meticulously crafted […]

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Song Cycle at the CBSO Centre

July 14, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Students sang to a packed house of parents and guests at the CBSO Centre on Tuesday 10 July for the world premiere of Do you See? Do you Hear? Schools sang their own individual songs, sang parts of each others songs with their voices interplaying with pre-recorded voices of adults talking about the project. It was fantastic! Do […]

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We are committed! Arts, culture and creativity in our schools

May 12, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

As we hit May full on, amidst the bank holidays and half term we are all running full steam ahead with our ambition that our children receive an education that is rich in the arts, design, cultural and creative activities. We are preparing for the RSA Academies’ Festival of Arts and Creativity, Artsfest, which arrives […]

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Song Cycle project underway

May 4, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog is cross posted from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: …… BCMG are delighted to be working with the RSA on an exciting project during the 2017-18 academic year spanning all 7 RSA Academies in the West Midlands. The overall aim of the project is to bring together the Academies through the creation and performance of a new song cycle […]

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SEND and the arts: a Creative Gathering

March 22, 2017 / Georgina Chatfield

This is a guest blog written by Marcello Enea Newman, Creative Learning and Development Intern, RSA. This blog also appears on the RSA website. On January 24th at Impact Hub Birmingham, artists, teachers, and fellows from across the West Midlands came together for an experiential workshop of non-verbal theatre and a facilitated discussion on the […]

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And the B34T goes on…

May 27, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog was written by Sherene Meir and is also posted on the RSA website.  The RSA Academies’ Performing Arts Hub are excited to be working with Beatfreeks on a project engaging students and teachers from the RSA Academies to develop school cultures of music making. Beatfreeks is an award winning social enterprise run by RSA […]

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Gathering Momentum: The Performing Arts Hub hosts its first Creative Gathering

May 27, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog by Sherene Meir is also posted on the RSA website. As part of the RSA Academies’ Performing Arts Hub’s work to connect teachers and the arts and culture community in the West Midlands, we held our first Creative Gathering at mac in Birmingham last week. There were representatives from around 15 different arts […]

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The power to create: if not us, who? if not now, when?

September 11, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

This is a guest blog written by Stephen Steinhaus, Vice Principal, Whitley Academy.   As part of the second annual RSA Academies’ Arts Day in July,Whitley Academy Vice Principal, Stephen Steinhaus and Upton Blues Festival Chairman, Oliver Carpenter, both working musicians in their own right, were asked to co-deliver a keynote “address” on the topic […]

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RSA Academies Arts Day 2015

July 10, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

‘Boop! Boop! We’ve got the power!’ sang a chorus of students from Ipsley CE RSA Academy, Arrow Vale RSA Academy and Whitley Academy to a packed house in the RSA’s Great Room. Joined by fellow students from Holyhead School and the RSA Academy, Tipton, the full family of RSA Academies undertook a dive into the […]

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