Course Information



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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.

Select your borough below for upcoming course information.

Animate Greenwich

Animate Lambeth

Animate Lewisham

Animate Southwark



Day 1:

9.15am – 9.30am – Registration
9.45am – 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 – 3.30pm – Create more music in your section, rehearse with the rest of the orchestra
3.30pm – Home time

Day 2:

9.30am – 9.45am – 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 – 3.00pm - Prepare for the sharing performance
3.00pm - Sharing performance for friends and family
3.30pm – Home time

*This is based on a 2 day, local course



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