Dates: 2pm 16th Feb, 18th Feb
For children and particularly children and adults with Special Education Needs.
Multi sensory storytelling in live interactive classes. Emmie and Alice will lead these creative workshops to explore the sounds around us using found objects, body percussion and our voices
Make soundscapes, learn beautiful and fun folk songs and write words for some new songs. Emmie and Alice will use some Makaton signing support and accessible language.
EMMIE WARD holds a PG CERT in music and special needs using Sound Of Intent with Roehampton University. She is a folk musician and works as a freelance music and folk arts practitioner and teaches a range of classes for people with learning disabilities. She specialises in using a multi-sensory approach to storytelling and music. Emmie has worked in a variety of settings including Day Centres, FE colleges and schools where she has worked as a teacher for many years. Projects have included Everybody Dance Company a millennium funded dance project with performers with complex needs and working on the show Weighting by Extraordinary Bodies, an inclusive, touring circus. She also performed in the show “Captain Swing and the Blacksmith. Emmie is a traditional singer and plays flute, tin whistle and ukulele. She is a member of the group “Tamesas” She is lead tutor for the folk unlimited inclusive music project at the English Folk Dance and Song society.
ALICE ROSE is a singer / songwriter and guitarist who likes to draw inspiration from all walks of life and different music genres. Trained at the prestigious BRIT school she has performed as professional singer at Glastonbury Festival, Lords Cricket Ground and appeared on BBC TV. She has worked abroad as a resident singer in hotels as well as performed in touring children’s pantomimes. In addition to her solo career, Alice is currently working as a facilitator and resident musician at a community for young adults with learning disabilities as well as working for Folk Unlimited at the English Folk Dance and Song Society.