Wave delivers various activities that fit within our core aims of:

• Providing access to high quality arts and cultural experiences
• Supporting progression routes for young people in the cultural sector

We support and deliver creative projects in and for schools that deliver the curriculum in creative ways, bring new art forms into the classroom, inspire and engage children and young people and build on teachers’ creativity. We also support projects that give children and young people a chance to shape and lead experiences, provide leadership opportunities and that focus on challenging issues.

We run programmes that help young people achieve and progress within the cultural sector such as Arts Awards, and that increase opportunities for engaging with the arts, within new areas such as heritage, environment and the sciences/humanities.


Posted on: 28th March 2019

Wave is delighted to present the next in our series of sector-focussed conferences, in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth: FRIDAY 14 JUNE 2019 Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH 10.00-15:00 (Registration from 0930) Free (including lunch) Featuring: Andria Zafirakou (‘Best Teacher in the World’, Global Teacher Awards 2018, Alperton Community School, Brent) Susan Aykin...
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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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Drawing workshops with Heidi Steller

Posted on: 26th February 2018

This is a FREE opportunity for member schools Target group: GCSE art students An opportunity for your students to receive teaching, guidance and support from a professional artist to develop their technique and support their coursework. Heidi Steller  is a freelance professional artist with a background in printmaking and theatre design. She has 20 years’ experience...
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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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