Wave Arts Education Agency works with schools, young people, artists & cultural organisations across the South West of England to provide awe-inspiring creative projects, resources, training, schools workshops & more

Wave also chairs the Bournemouth and Poole Cultural Hub, a unique partnership of schools and cultural organisations dedicated to bringing the most inspirational artistic and cultural activities into schools…

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Hengistbury Headlines

Posted on: 31st October 2017

163 children from schools in Bournemouth (St Lukes, Bethany, Heathlands and St Katharines) visited Hengistbury Head for the ‘Hengistbury Headlines’ part of Inside Out Dorset 2016 festival. They saw a range of performances and installations on their visit and then a further 153 pupils took part in follow up work exploring heritage and climate change...
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We’ve Got All Rights

Posted on: 25th July 2017

The TEACH Trust celebrated Rights Fairtrade in a week long project in June 2017. A theatre in Education (TIE) performed their Fair Trade themed productions Jazz and Jagdeep and Surya’s Story and ran associated workshops at each of the schools in the TEACH trust. The programme looks at the issue of Fair Trade and the Rights...
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Stone & Voice & Gabriel Faure: Requiem

Posted on: 19th September 2017

This very special event is presented by St Peter’s in partnership with Wave and SoundStorm, exploring the history of the Church and its Resurrection Chapel through music and display. The Chapel was designed by renowned architect Sir Ninian Comper to commemorate the fallen of the parish in the First World War. The concert features Stone and...
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‘Lest We Forget’ – World War One projects in partnership with Heritage Lottery Fund

Posted on: 13th June 2016

In early 2015, Wave was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Then and Now’ grant, to deliver projects animating the centenary of World War One. This grant funded activities right through until March 2016. The centerpiece was a huge concert, ‘Lest We Forget’, at Bournemouth International Centre in March 2015, in partnership with SoundStorm and Dorset...
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St Peter’s resurrection Chapel Trip

Posted on: 26th October 2017

Wave has been working with St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, over the past few months on a Heritage Lottery Funded project exploring the World War 1 heritage of the Church, and its Chapel of the Resurrection. One outcome has been the development of a projected exhibition inside the Chapel, a 30 minute film exploring the stories...
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Become a Performer in CARGO

Posted on: 10th April 2017

‘Valise Noir’ need you! Call for – Parade Participants, Crew performers and Event Stewards  Apply here Join Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre to make a spectacular performance on Poole Quay. They will be creating a contemporary performance and are looking for 35 enthusiastic friendly and committed people who love to dance, act, move, sing, or simply...
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We had some very quiet children (and one who is a selective mute) who were able to talk about it afterwards and a child who is very reluctant to write was keen to do so after. A few breakthrough moments! Thanks for organizing this and giving our pupils such valuable experiences

Claire Addis, Principal at Jewell Academy