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.

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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CPD – Skills Day with Arts University Bournemouth

Posted on: 5th May 2015

Teachers from schools around the area were given the opportunity to network and to learn new art skills at Hammer and Dot, a joint event between Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and Wave. The teachers updated their art skills and had an opportunity to find out a bit more about Wave, Cultural Hub and AUB and...
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Literacy and Art Project

Posted on: 5th May 2015

A whole host of crazy book characters were invented when Author and Illustrator Ella Burfoot worked with children at Pokesdown Community School as part of an Art and Literacy project run by Wave. Local author Ella told the children how she turns characters and ideas into fully rounded books and the children learnt about illustration...
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Poole Lantern Procession 2014

Posted on: 12th January 2015

In December we saw Poole high street light up with festive cheer and handmade lanterns in the annual Lantern Procession. Pupils from Haymoor Junior School, Twin Sails Infant School and Old Town Infant School were all involved in Wave’s workshops  to create the lights, designed by local artist Ilse Black. Their creations were then proudly...
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Project Subway is Complete!

Posted on: 3rd November 2014

Lowther Road in Charminster, Bournemouth, has been transformed! We commissioned artist Ilse Black to create a digital mural using a number of paintings from students of Bethany Junior School and Malmesbury Park Primary School. The design was vinyl wrapped on one side of the underpass walls, in a bid to create a positive environment following a series of...
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Super Crew Project – Btown Throwdown

Posted on: 6th August 2014

In May, Wave helped to fund Pavilion Dance South West’s project to create Bournemouth’s first ever Hip Hop Super Crew. Young people from a range of different backgrounds and ages (10-25) united to form the group, including from disadvantaged communities. Vicki Ibokwe, the Creative Director of Uchenna Dance, choreographed the 6 minute piece of hip...
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