to the website of the WMA Summer School of Music, now in its 70th year.
After moving from Wortley Hall near Sheffield, the
2016 school will again be at Castle Head Field Study Centre, in the
Lake District, from 20th-27th August. This is a week-long school, the
same length as we traditionally used to run, and it runs from Saturday
to Saturday, again in line with tradition. We're very much looking
forward to having a full week of music-making.
Head is a hostel, not a hotel (though it's perfectly lovely,
and the scenery is wonderful) - but then it isn't as expensive as a
either, so it's a chance to bring the Summer School experience within
more people's financial reach, especially as times are tight if you're
not a stockbroker or a merchant banker.
The WMA is a part of the Labour Movement, and has been since its
inception. As such we believe in the power of music to effect personal
change and to support movements for social change.
that sounds like you, we're always delighted to meet new people.
more information about the school itself under 'tutors' and 'courses' -
if there's anything you need to know, email WMASS[at]whi-music.co.uk
(replace the [at] with @, obv). The WMA Summer
School is run on a voluntary basis by activists, so we keep costs as
low as possible. Prices have gone up this year, as a result of having
the extra day (as they did last year, too, for the same reason) - we're
hoping they'll stabilise at more or less these prices for the
foreseeable. If you really can't afford these prices (and they're among
the lowest for a Summer School), let us know and we'll see what we can
for the School are:
Please note that single rooms are at a premium, and are targeted at those
with the most need eg medical issues, so you may not get a single. Though
we try to be as obliging as possible...
Book before Easter for a £20 Early Bird Discount!
the application form here
Should you want them, the 2014 website is here, and the 2015 website is here
|Link to Castle Head FSC
view the centre in some detail here, including 360 degree views!