Offer

We offer a wide range of activities, so do feel free to contact us directly with any ideas you might have Email: folk3d@hotmail.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Here are some of the packages we have arranged so far:

Bespoke Projects:

We aim to create projects to meet your specific aims and objectives, designed particularly for your community, group or school.

Examples could include:
Community ceilidh
Concert
Celebration event including local participation and professional artists
Bringing communities together
Use of a community space in a new way
Organising a celebration of a special occasion
Supporting health and wellbeing through community activities
Development of local history programmes
One off taster workshops – see our range of skills offered – However, if what you are looking for is not there we probably know someone who can help you.

Live Performances:
We can arrange live performances of Folk Music, Song and Dance in your school or community space.

Achieving Arts Award:
Arts Awards inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership skills. They are creative, valuable and accessible. We can support individuals or groups to work towards:

Explore, Discover, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

FOLK 3D‘s Jan Reynolds is an Arts Award Advisor at bronze and silver level. For more information: http://www.artsaward.org.uk.

Instrumental and other tuition designed to support the National Plan for Music.

Cross curricular projects for example exploring the work of Joseph Wright (please see our projects page for more info), Morris and Maths; Local History and Local Identity.

Extending the dance offer:

We can with your school to design a programme of support. We are dedicated to enabling children and young people to explore, discover, learn, create and share Folk Arts.

FOLK 3D Community Ceilidh Project:

This can have several starting points and develop in many ways. Think of it as a pick and mix. It can create a social event, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together and enjoy easy, fun, physical activity; enjoy live music, short performances and displays by local people; meet, chat and take part. Extended activities listed below can help to support curriculum and other school priorities and agendas.

The aim is for the school to hold a ceilidh in their local venue, which involves local people and Folk Arts professionals.

The Ceilidh forms the central focus point. Initially the FOLK 3D professional band and caller would lead the event. The ceilidh can be used as an opportunity to involve families and the wider community. A school may wish to only run a ceilidh as a social event however, the Wider Programme offers a great opportunity to get pupil, parents and staff involved and would be run through a series of ‘workshop’ sessions. All can be for just pupils or parents/carers/families and pupils. Workshop sessions can take place during school’s curriculum time or as an out of school activity.

The Wider Programme includes:
The formation of a community ceilidh band that plays for one or more dances during the ceilidh.  This is a great way to play music and get an immediate, positive response. To see people enjoying dancing to your sound is such a rewarding and motivating experience.
Instrumentalists can be at all levels and singing bands are possible. In fact, anything is possible!
Callers and new dance creators! For those that want to learn how to ‘call’ a dance or perhaps make up new dances. New callers can try out their skills in the ceilidh and new dances get an outing too!
Dance display teams: One or more! Rapper Sword, Morris dance, Clog Dance, Maypole; The School Mummers and story tellers: traditional and new plays and stories; Choir and song spots: traditional and new songs and arrangements.

The ceilidh provides an ideal space in which to perform. It is informal, supportive and those watching will have had an active recent experience of dance and music so really appreciate what they see. The display teams and groups can of course perform elsewhere for example the school fete and local events, the local care home, or wider afield taking part in festivals and competitions.

Performers may choose to perform existing traditional material or create new work.

Marketing team, Front of House, Sound Technicians. Opportunities to work as individuals or part of a team to gain really valuable hands on work experience and be actively involved in project management. Creating posters, sending press releases, talking on local radio, designing tickets, managing and staffing front of house etc.

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