Rivers of The World Arts Project coming to Warrington and Halton

November 14, 2017

(PHOTO CAPTION: Some stunning examples of previous years’ work by artist Shona Watt and schools L-R Marylebone School, St Paul’s Way School, Mount Carmel School, Bacon College and Colomamaster School.)


Accent Music Education Hub has been selected to take part in a Rivers of the World Project run by the Thames Festival Trust. This annual project, which has been welcomed in 28 countries around the world, aims to inspire young people to recognise the potential for art in their lives, championing creativity and developing young gallery audiences. By promoting awareness of rivers, the project provides the framework for international partnerships to flourish between artists and schools.


The two year programme encourages pupils to learn about their local river in the first year and about a river in their partner country in the second year. The Thames Festival Trust place professional artists in schools to deliver workshops that develop pupils’ art techniques and results in an exhibition as part of Totally Thames where the artworks are displayed along the Thames riverside walkway. The works are also then exhibited in all of the project’s partner cities.


Janice Pounds, Music Education Commissioner for Accent Music Education Hub said, “This is a really exciting opportunity and the Thames Festival Trust are keen to extend the project to include primary schools this year. They have chosen our region in part due to the excellent work already achieved by the Primary Arts Networks that run in both Warrington and Halton and the work of the Arts Steering Group. We are thrilled that this has been recognised on a national level and that this will give our pupils an opportunity to be involved in a prestigious international event.”


School recruitment will take place between September and December 2018 and full details will be sent out to Headteachers by Accent MEH closer to the time.


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