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Hands & Voices bring you 'I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!'
Hands & Voices bring you 'I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!'
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Music at Welburn Hall: A Case Study
Music at Welburn Hall: A Case Study
The NYMAZ SEND Music Network presents 'Music at Welburn Hall School: A Case Study'. Welburn Hall School is a North Yorkshire County Council maintained special school, where music is an important part of school life for all pupils.This films explores some of the reasons why music is valued so highly at the school, and demonstrates why the transformative potential of music cannot be underestimated. Thanks to: The pupils and staff at Welburn Hall School The NYMAZ SEND Music Network Steering Group Accessible Arts & Media Supported by The National Foundation for Youth Music, as part of the NYMAZ Musical Inclusion Programme for North Yorkshire.
Selby Town written as part of the Wish You Were Here Project - June 2014
Selby Town written as part of the Wish You Were Here Project - June 2014
This is an upbeat song written by people from Selby as part of the Wish You Were Here Project – a Songwriting Relay for North Yorkshire commissioned by Yorkshire Festival 2014, the first ever festival to precede the Tour de France. Local people attending on the day were asked the question ‘what would you tell a traveling visitor about your community? Selby Town is a reflection of the ideas, memories and knowledge of local history of all those who took part in the project.
Singing and Signing Extravaganza, AAM's Tour De France Celebration - July 2014
Singing and Signing Extravaganza, AAM's Tour De France Celebration - July 2014
Hands & Voices were commissioned by City of York Council to write some new songs, inspired by the Tour de France, as part of the Be Part of It festival. They taught them to our IMPs groups and they all came together in a Singing & Signing Extravaganza in a slightly soggy Rowntree Park, followed by a performance of 509 Arts' brilliant show, Bike Story. Our IMPs accessible music making groups also created two interactive sound installations. As well as the live performances and sound installations, a beautiful installation created for the Life Cycles – Recycled project was installed in Rowntree Park.
I'm Inclusive Festival Showcase - March 2014
I'm Inclusive Festival Showcase - March 2014
A film that documents the ‘I'm Inclusive festival’ held at the Ron Cooke Hub on Sat 1st March 2014. This festival celebrated and showcased best practice in inclusive music projects working with children and young people in challenging circumstances across the region. The event was devised and hosted by Accessible Arts & Media in partnership with NYMAZ.
AAM's Cinema Greats Celebrating 30 Years of Film Making
AAM's Cinema Greats Celebrating 30 Years of Film Making
As part of the AAM 30th celebration in 2012 we compiled our favorite project highlights over the last 30 years to showcase at the celebration event. The result portrays a vibrant and colourful portfolio of the work produced throughout our history (York Film Workshop, The Old Dairy Studios, Accessible Arts, Cube Media and Accessible Arts & Media.)
Institute for Effective Education Showreel - Cube Media Trading
Institute for Effective Education Showreel - Cube Media Trading
In 2011, Accessible Arts & Media's trading arm, Cube Media was commissioned by the Institute for Effective Education, based at the University of York to create a series of film clips using live action and puppets to explain mathematics to school children aged 7 - 11, called Power Teaching Maths. The series features and array of loveable characters, including the cheeky duo 'Grandpa & Dragon' and the mischievous cockney sparrow 'Tip Topper'. This video is a show reel of some of the highlights featured in the series. The project was a partnership project between the Institute for Effective Education and their sister company in the US, Success for All. Bob Flavin, Co-founder, Programme Director of Success for All and Scrip writer on the project had this to say: 'Your work is absolutely outstanding. You are real artists and I am in no doubt that the work will be appreciated by many, many teachers and children for years to come.'
Brigg Film Makers - Lipstick, Cards and Water Pistols  (clip)
Brigg Film Makers - Lipstick, Cards and Water Pistols (clip)
This is an example of one of our Outreach film projects that took place with staff and service users with learning difficulties and disabilities at the Brigg Resource Centre in North Lincolnshire. Over 12 weeks the group learnt how to use a camera, record sound, storyboard, direct and act in their first film "Lipstick, Cards and Water Pistols" -- a gangster film. The project was a massive success, and won 2nd prize at the Leeds Young Filmmakers Festival in 2009.
Children's Society PACT Project - Evaluation Film of the Reaching Out Project
Children's Society PACT Project - Evaluation Film of the Reaching Out Project
This documentary captures a three year project funded by the Big Lottery to promote volunteering with disabled young people in York, encouraging them to realize the many skills and talents they have that they can share with their local community. Through supported volunteering the young people were prepared for the role and businesses were supported in order to take on disabled volunteers, thereby helping to create a more inclusive workforce.
AAM 30th Anniversary - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
AAM 30th Anniversary - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Members of the Hands & Voices Choir perform a fun rendition of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine as part of Accessible Arts & Media's 30th Anniversary Celebrations in July 2012 at the York Guildhall.
Inclusive Music Projects (IMPs) - Peace Like a River
Inclusive Music Projects (IMPs) - Peace Like a River
A joint performance of Peace Like a River performed by IMPs East Riding and IMPs York December 2012 that was entered for the 2013 Music for Youth Festival (video entry category) and received excellent feedback from the panel of judges. "Great enthusiasm here from the opening. Excellent projection and conviction with good clear words and excellent presentation.........Much of the style of the song was captured with some real spirit and infectious communication......and we were impressed with your disciplined approach to this poignant song. The message of the text was clearly expressed and we felt your sincerity throughout the performance which had much to commend. Very well done!
Chocolate Families (clip)
Chocolate Families (clip)
York residents have worked in the chocolate factories of York for generations. Along with the railways, Chocolate has been a major industry in the city. Chocolate Families forms part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium A4E Collection created in 2000 to celebrate the vibrancy of Yorkshire life at the time of the Millennium. This video captures the lives of the loyal workforce and families that have contributed to York's Chocolate industry.
Building Foundations (clip)
Building Foundations (clip)
Building Foundations takes an in depth look at the architecture in the City of York and documents the views of local residents and how their lives are shaped by the local cityscape. Further more the video captures the opinions of local architects and explains the strict regulations and requirements that are adhered to whilst developing buildings in the historic city of York. Building Foundations forms part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium A4E Collection created in 2000 to celebrate the vibrancy of Yorkshire life at the time of the Millennium