Course Information



Our next courses are being held in February half term 2015 and we’d love for you to join us. Over the 2 day course, you will work alongside a team of highly skilled tutors to create new music, inspired by Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony as part of the BBC ten pieces project. There will be lots of opportunity for you to share your ideas and have input into how the final piece will sound. Please scroll down to find out what you can expect on a typical Animate Course. If you want to find out more about our music technology section, please click here.

There are four courses taking place in Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark*. Please select your borough below for venue and booking information.

Fee: £17 / £5 (if your child is in receipt of pupil premium)

Closing date for bookings: Monday 2 February 2015

Further information: / phone 020 8305 3883

*Please note that members may only attend the course in the borough in which they live or go to school.

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.

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