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Watercycle – the charity single

Tue 21 Jun 2016

We’ve just released what we think may be the world’s first charity single recorded on 17th century instruments.

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The Cycle Goes On

Mon 29 Feb 2016

For Watercycle, we travelled to nine towns and cities across across the UK, collaborating with local communities and bringing unique musical experience to people of all ages and backgrounds. With our final residency coming to a close at the beginning of 2016, here’s a look back at our previous years of Watercycle touring.

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Down the sewer, in the pub and into the community – Watercycle in film: Part Three

Fri 30 Oct 2015

The 3rd and final part of our film on OAE Education’s Watercycle residency in Brighton.

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Body percussion to Handel – Watercycle in film: Part Two

Mon 24 Aug 2015

In the second film from our Watercycle residency in Brighton we look at our work with local primary schools, where our fundraising efforts for Wateraid have been incorporated into the music making.

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“Our most spontaneous audience” Watercycle in film: Part One

Tue 11 Aug 2015

Watercycle

We’re mid-way through our most ambitious education project to date, Watercycle – visiting 9 towns and cities across England and reaching more than 10,000 young people. So, a good moment to take stock and see what’s been happening to date.

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OAE in King’s Lynn – pictures

Thu 7 May 2015

Last week we were in residence in King’s Lynn – the second leg of our Three Town Tour, which also incorporates part of our Watercycle Education tour. While we were in town we performed no less than 6 concerts, including 2 schools concerts and an evening Community Concert.

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Ay up me ducks: the Orchestra crawls north

Wed 29 Apr 2015

Our intrepid Deputy Director of Development, Harriet Lawrence, followed the Orchestra to Chesterfield. Here she reports back on what she found…

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Watercycle: York Residency

Wed 17 Dec 2014

The OAE education team travelled to York for an exciting weekend of music making, with six concerts over two days.

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Watercycle at Southbank Centre

Thu 13 Nov 2014

On Sunday October 19, we set up shop in Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room for a mammoth day of concerts, all part of our education and outreach programme, Watercycle. Children and families were welcomed by OAE staff armed with stickers, crayons and water-themed colouring pages.

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Hello! Do you have a spare 2 minutes and 52 seconds?

Tue 22 Jul 2014

Watercycle

We thought you probably did.

And how do you feel about being inspired by music, and our largest-ever education project?

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Getting crafty…the Watercycle appeal

Mon 21 Jul 2014

Last week we broke out the Pritt sticks and got crafty here at the OAE office, to fashion some rather special envelopes for our new Education Appeal.

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Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

Thu 29 May 2014

OAE

Spitalfields!  If it was an actual field you wouldn’t visit it, but it’s not, it’s a hive of cultural activity that we love, and this year we’re all over it.

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