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

Cultural Hub Membership

Posted on: 26th February 2018

The Cultural Hub is a unique partnership between cultural organisations and schools. Between them, they devise amazing arts-based projects, visit cultural venues, work with the fantastic artists, musicians and organisations, engage in training, and much, much more. Once you join, you have access to an amazing array of in-kind offers from all the biggest cultural...
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Hammer & Shape 2018

Posted on: 26th February 2018

We are inviting creative teachers/educators to participate in a free CPD session at Arts University Bournemouth(AUB). This will take place on Saturday 17 March 2018, 0930-1430. The subject areas that will be explored are: Workshop 1: Cardboard Kingdom Opportunity to make a fictitious cardboard city by utilising STEAM techniques. Participants will use card, paper and...
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Projects

The Stone and Voice Project

Posted on: 5th March 2018

Stone and Voice was the largest commission Wave was involved with in 2017. St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, commissioned Wave to lead the learning and participation element of Stone and Voice, a Heritage Lottery funded project exploring the Church’s history at the time of the First World War. The project focussed particularly on the construction of...
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Workshops in Notan, Wire Sculpture or Book-making

Posted on: 26th February 2018

This is a FREE opportunity for member schools Host an artist for the day and inspire your students through learning new, hands-on skills through half-day workshops in one of these unusual techniques Target Group: Recommended for upper KS2 (years 4-6) or KS3 (but can be scalable and adaptable depending on class age and ability) Denise Poote is...
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News

Hammer and Play: a great success

Posted on: 29th November 2018

Last Saturday, Wave Arts Education Agency and Arts University Bournemouth hosted a hugely well received creative arts day, Hammer & Play, attended by 60+ teachers from across the school phases. James Edward Philip Rotheram from the now world-famous Feversham Academy, Bradford, led a brilliant session on how the Kodaly methodology has transformed not only music at his school but...
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Free creative writing poetry workshops

Posted on: 29th November 2018

Calling all SoundStorm/Wave members schools! Free creative writing poetry workshops for primary/secondary schools – Jan/Feb 2019 Wave is delighted to offer SoundStorm/Wave member schools the opportunity to take part in fully funded poetry workshops, in partnership with Light Up Poole / Artful Scribe in early 2019. Light Up Poole is a major festival of light...
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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