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Latest News: Notivate Uganda Media Centre Opening Ceremony
On 8th April 2017 we will be celebrating the official opening of the Media Centre in Jinja, Uganda. Several young Notivate groups will be performing, along with some invited musicians from Kampala – and our young ambassador from the UK, Amy Claire. Teachers from local schools and the UK will also be taking part in this unforgettable event.
Latest News: What A Load Of Cobblers
We recently joined with inspiration artist Jason Wilsher-Mills on this amazing Arts Council funded project. Children from several Northamptonshire schools produced a some stunning pieces of art, that were projected at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club. We worked with children from Boughton Primary School, who composed a piece of music that accompanied the projection.
There was also a live band, who used the themes composed by the children to perform an improvised piece during the evening.
Bassist, Will Sach
Drummer, Joel Barford
Saxophonist, Tom Barford
Latest News: Lings Primary School Music Video
The Year 6 girls at Lings Primary School, Northampton, have recently written and directed their latest video. Check it out here…
Latest News: Fundraising Auction
Thanks to the amazing kindness of several generous donors, we were able to hold an on-line auction, to raise money for our friends in Uganda to help complete the new Media Centre and provide further training. Items included a Piano (donated by our patron Ben Castle), a holiday in Skye (donated by Anne and Billy at Uig Hotel) and a personalised recording (donated by our patron Martyna Wren). In addition, singer/songwriter Amy Claire held a fundraising concert in January, which raised over £200!
If you would like to make a donation to The Notivate Trust’s work in Uganda, please click the picture below to visit our Golden Giving page:
Thanks to the generosity of all concerned, all proceeds from a new recording by the John Bowman Quartet is helping to fund the work of Notivate Uganda. Here’s a short sample of the album, “Jinja”:
The EP is available online:
To buy a physical copy of the CD, please contact us.
Latest News: Notivate Uganda
In April 2017 John and Marly from Notivate UK will be visiting our colleagues in Uganda again. This time they will be joined by teachers from several primary schools in Northampton, who are looking to build relationships with their counterparts in Jinja and participate in workshops and lessons, exploring the use of creativity in the curriculum. Also traveling will be singer-songwriter Amy Claire, who is currently training as a Notivate UK leader. Last year Amy Claire gave an on-line performance for the children in Uganda via Skype.
In April 2016, the children at The Village Of Hope composed and performed their own music video:
…and children from Joy Primary School in Jinja made some new friends 4,500 miles away, in Lings Primary, Northampton:
Here’s a short video about Notivate Uganda:
For more pictures and videos, click here.
If you want to make a donation to our work, please text NTVT16 followed by an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070 (eg NTVT16 £10) or contact us.
Latest News: Music Leader Training
Following last year’s training residential, we are now preparing a new Notivate UK team! After some initial orientation at The Stables and some 1-2-1 tuition, three young trainees will lead a music video production programme with a group of young people from a youth club in Northamptonshire. This programme will be run in partnership with The Stables and Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs.
Latest News: Anti-Bullying Songwriting Competition Final
This year’s final was held on Friday 26th February at Spinney Theatre, Northampton. Junior winners were “The Believers” from Mawsley Primary School.
Click here for their winning song: “Believe”.
Senior Winner was Amber, from Latimer Arts College. Amber played the Cello and was joined by Maddie (Voice), Molly (Piano) and Ben (Drums).
Click here for Amber’s winning song: “Stars Can’t Shine Without Darkness”.
A huge “Thank You” to everyone who sent in entries – and to parents and teachers who have supported the hundreds of children and young people that have been taking part.
This competition was made possible thanks to the generosity of Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton School For Girls and the support of our partners.
Latest News: Notivate London!
This year welcomed the launch of our first programme in London!
We are very grateful to
Sir Francis Drake Primary School for hosting this group, which was led by the amazing Amy Clayton.
We have also been working in partnership with Atomic Studios, and Zoe Beckett from LeftHanded Sound.
Here’s the first song, written and performed by the children:
Latest News: Northamptonshire Community Foundation Grant
Thanks to those amazing folk at NCF, The Notivate Trust has been able to offer over 100 young people in Northamptonshire the chance to participate in our Music Video Production Programme. We have been working closely with NAYC (Northamptonshire Association Of Youth Clubs) and Youth Inspired, who have supported our work with young people in Duston, Hartwell, Wootton and Grange Park.
Duston Youth Club (For Amy):
Hartwell Youth Club (“Space Crime Monkeys”):
The Duston Collective:
Grange Park Youth Club:
Wootton Youth Club:
Click here for some more examples.
For information about any of the above, please contact us.