We can provide masses of space to practise and perform together and lots of small areas to practise and learn in small groups. Musicians regularly perform here at weddings (harpists, guitarists, cellists, singers) and we have musicians come and write songs here. Some groups return annually with their tutors ... for masterclasses and concerts indoors and outside.
Arpeggione (www.Arpeggione.org) is an annual viola course of chamber music, masterclasses, orchestra and taster class for violinists:
- 22-26th October 2017 Seniors for violinists aged 15 years and over (Grade 8 and above)
- 8-12th April 2018 Intermediate for violinists wishing to try the viola aged 8-16 years
Wow! What a truly amazing place! You could not have been more helpful to all our mad requests for this first Arpeggione course. You have provided us with spectacular food, farmhouse accommodation and rehearsal rooms. We’ve had such fun doing concerts, masterclasses, dancing, mask-making, silk painting .... hope we can return next year. (Jacky Woods, Arpeggione April 2009 & annually twice a year ever since!)
Creative dance, art & music
Creative Arts Weeks (https://www.creativeartsweeks.co.uk/summer-2017) have put on creative courses that combine art, dance and music in the Easter and Summer holidays since 2014 for a wide age range of children. Themes have drawn inspiration from artists such as David Hockney and Andy Goldsworthy, and musicians such as David Bowie and Paul Simon. In spring 2017 children developed the theme of 'Machines' with inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci and the farm machinery here at Milden and learnt to build and programme Lego computers along the way. In summer 2017 children designed, performed and directed their wonderful (and very short) Alice in Wonderland inspired black & white Silent Movie.
Check out the next Creative Arts Week course 3-6th April 2018.