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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Cultural Hub

Far Flung Corners

Posted on: 14th February 2017

A result of the Lighthouse/Cultural Hub partnership is Far Flung Corners, a brand new CD by the Far Flung Collective, released January 2017 on the Anna-Wendy/Birnam CD label, and officially launching at the prestigious Celtic Connections Music Festival in Glasgow on 28 January 2017.   Inspired by and celebrating the longstanding cultural diversity, connections and...
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Snow Play

Posted on: 14th February 2017

Before Christmas the Cultural Hub, alongside Lighthouse Learning, funded a visual arts outreach project associated with Theatre Lyngo’s Snow Play, our Christmas play for younger children. Artists Lorna Rees and Heidi Steller visited three local infant and primary schools and produced a beautiful snow cloud with the children there, proudly exhibited outside the Sherling Studio...
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Projects

‘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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Young Programmer series

Posted on: 19th November 2015

Wave, alongside SoundStorm Music Education Agency, has forged an exciting new partnership with Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, delivering elements of Lighthouse’s Learning and Participation strategy. The partnership commenced in September 2015. It has already engaged 93 artists, 4811 young people aged 5-18, and facilitated 136 creative sessions. The partnership will continue in the...
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News

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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AUB’s Careers Advisor and Teacher Event

Posted on: 2nd February 2017

Friday 28 April 2017, 0945-1515 AUB is hosting a Careers Advisors and Teachers Event with a networking lunch. This free event for teachers and careers staff across primary/secondary schools and colleges is designed to inform colleagues about the value and contribution of the creative industries. Information will be given about progression to creative courses and...
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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