Change Makers

Thanks to a bursary awarded by Arts Council England and a significant donation generously pledged from private donors, the BSO will host a training placement for James Rose, a conductor with disabilities, to accelerate his development, experience and confidence as an artist. Of the 20 successful applicants, the BSO is not only the only orchestra […]

Continue Reading

Conducting Head-Baton Created (prototype 3)

In the last few weeks since I wrote on this blog, I have been busy finding ways of progressing my conducting project. It continues to be a big challenge as it is one of those things which is very specialised and not an easily definable career path. Nevertheless, things are slowly moving forward and new […]

Continue Reading

Add Some Inspirational Spice!

If somebody came up to me in early December telling me that I’d be watching an inspirational documentary on the Spice Girls during the festive period, I would have laughed!  But, it happened, and I was gripped by every minute of it! We were sitting down on the sofa recovering from the day before that […]

Continue Reading

Realise! Project at Manor Green School

On 15 March, groups of young entrepreneurs entered Windsor Castle to pitch their ideas for new businesses that would benefit their community. The event was the culmination of this year’s Reaching for Gold (R4G) competition which links business men and women with young people. East Berkshire Education Business Partnership — one of the Realise delivery […]

Continue Reading

Realise! Project at Readipop

Realise! aims to nurture the entrepreneurial and enterprising skills of young disabled people through a series of development opportunities. Young people across Berkshire worked with staff from Readipop to learn about everything from producing and recording to organising live gigs and festivals.

Continue Reading

© James Rose