FREE music sessions for young parents kick start in central Harrogate
Harrogate International Festivals’ ReachOut creates and delivers music-making and literature opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults across the region. From DJ-ing to dhol drumming, singing to sporting poetry, Ga chants to Gamelan, we bring internationally acclaimed artists and authors to engage with young people in music and literature activities of the highest quality.
We believe music and the arts enhance the lives of young people, and our aim is that the people we work with will reap the benefits from learning from, enjoying and valuing the arts through our programmes.
Half-term song and dance with Musical Villages. Find out how the workshops went…
Boroughbridge High School and Ashville College on Wednesday 22nd May and Nidderdale High School on Thursday 23rd May. Also click to enter our exciting competition!
The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate’s 2012 Big Read title is the masterful mystery On Beulah Height.
Weekly sessions, year round: Music and singing for teenage mothers and their children
The Harrogate International Festivals ReachOut Programme has grown from strength to strength over the last year. Regular projects have been consolidated and developed, while other projects have received funding to take them forward in 2013 such as our new proposal of ‘Rhymes & Crimes’ which will draw on the strength of both ‘Kids, Spies and Private Eyes’ alongside ‘Divas and DJs’.
The literature ReachOut projects run in conjunction with the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and the Raworths Literary & Lecture Series. These strands have grown considerably this year with, the professional quality of Creative Thursday, the Big Read taking place on a much larger scale.
Our literature education events have enabled:
- Over 1600 people this year to participate in our literature education events and engage indirectly with one of the literature Festivals.
- Both adults and children to improve their literacy skill base through engaging with authors of the highest quality of delivery.
- Expansion of the ReachOut strands from the flagship music projects to include a broader spectrum of skills and opportunities.
- Development of adult education as an integral facet within the ReachOut programme.