Course Information

Animate Orchestra 2014 – 15


Sunday 23rd November 2014, 10am – 4pm

Are you a young musician in school years 5 -8, living or going to school in the boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Royal Greenwich or Southwark?

Animate Orchestra is recruiting new members, and we’d love you to join us on our taster days.

The taster days are open to any new members* playing any instrument to any standard, and we also welcome participants interested in joining the music technology section. You’ll spend the day creating new music inspired by Mars from Holst’s The Planets Suite, and learning more about life in Animate Orchestra in preparation for our February half term holiday courses.

Animate EAST (Lewisham and Royal Greenwich) – Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Laban building, Creekside, Deptford, SE8 3DZ

Animate WEST (Lambeth and Southwark) – Platanos College, Clapham Road, London, SW9 0AL

Fee: £5

Booking: Book now online by Friday 14th November  or to register your interest, email:


Click on the links below to see what else is available in  your borough

Animate Greenwich

Animate Lambeth

Animate Lewisham

Animate Southwark



Day 1:

9.30am – 10am – Registration
10am – 11.30am  - Introductions – meet the Animate team, find out what you’ll be doing on the course, warm up activities
11.30am – 11.45am - BREAK (catch up with old friends, make new friends)
11.45 – 1.00pm – Meet your section leader and the other members of your section, start creating your own music
1.00pm – 1.45pm – LUNCH (food time!)
1.45pm – 3.50pm – Create more music in your section, rehearse with the rest of the orchestra
4pm – Home time

Day 2:

9.45am – 10am – Registration
10am – 11.30am  - Continue creative work from yesterday - in sections, and as a whole orchestra
11.30am – 11.45am – BREAK
11.45 – 1.00pm - All ideas are brought together by the leader, and rehearsed
1.00pm – 1.45pm – LUNCH
1.45pm – 3.30pm - Prepare for the sharing performance
3.30pm - Sharing performance for friends and family
4.15pm – Home time

*This is based on a 2 day, local course



Animate Orchestra Members can take advantage of special ticket offers, behind the scenes visits, days out and other opportunities offered by partners through our members’ scheme, Backstage.

Any young person in years 5-10, from participating boroughs, can join the Animate Orchestra E-Mailing List to receive the latest news about Animate activities.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST NOW by emailing with your name, age, borough and instrument.