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Monday 27 July 2020

Glyndebourne Launches First Ever Digital Festival & Offers Young People The Opportunity To Attain An Arts Award From Home

Glyndebourne, in East Sussex, is offering young people the opportunity to attain an Arts Award from home. 

Arts Award is a national qualification, accredited by Trinity College London, which inspires young people aged 11-25 to grow their arts and leadership experience.

Glyndebourne is a longstanding Arts Award supporter and, in normal times, provides opportunities for participants to complete their portfolios by giving them experience in everything from performing to rehearsing, meeting and interviewing people working in the arts, and attending and reviewing performances. 

Now it has launched Arts Award at Home to enable young people to attain the qualification from home instead.

The initiative is another way in which Glyndebourne is taking its efforts to share the transformative power of opera online, at a time of social distancing.  


Its first ever digital festival, Glyndebourne Open House, will bring the world famous Glyndebourne Festival experience direct to people"s homes this summer and launched this week.

Chris Stones, Acting Head of Education at Glyndebourne, said: 

"Glyndebourne is more committed than ever to helping young people engage with opera and the arts, but the times in which we live mean we have to find new ways to create, learn and keep in contact with each other. 

"It can be hard to make sense of what we are all living through, as well as find ways to give shape and purpose to so much time alone away from school or college. 

"We hope that our Arts Award at Home initiative can offer young people a fun and useful way to spend time during the school closures."

Visit glyndebourne.com/artsaward to find out more and register your interest.

by: Mike Cobley




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