FREE: Darbar Indian Music Experience Workshops
(Offer is for City primary and secondary schools and runs until July 2019)
Working with our strategic partner Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust, we are offering an exciting, free of charge opportunity for city primary and secondary schools.
Sign up for a Tuesday morning or afternoon session consisting of an inspirational performance assembly, with some of the countries leading Indian Musicians performing for all of the children, followed by workshops with class sized groups where pupils will get the opportunity to try the instruments. Secondary schools that are delivering the OCR GCSE curriculum may want to link this to Area of Study 3: Rhythms of the World, where students are required to gain an understanding of the rhythmic features of Indian music.
Following the workshop, children will have the opportunity to take up regular lessons or ensemble playing through the new Darbar Centre of Excellence for Indian Music. Attending the centre will cost £25 per term, billed directly to parents. Schools that sign up for a workshop must agree to support the promotion of the centre through distributing fliers to go in book bags, placing a link on the school website and an article in the school newsletter.
Free city school workshops will take place on Tuesdays and there are limited places with a maximum of 66 workshops this year. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Details such as the length of workshops will be dependent on school size and can be negotiated once your school has signed up.