BE Inspired! is the Bristol Ensemble's
education and outreach program.
BE Inspired! provides exciting and educational opportunities to experience live music making and explores the creative
potential of all project participants. Creatively led by animateur Julie Payne, musicians from the Bristol Ensemble
can regularly be found out and about in the community, working with all ages and abilities - in schools (primary, secondary and special),
with the elderly and in prisons, as well as with amateur enthusiasts and talented teenagers.
Please contact Julie Payne to find out more about any aspect of BE Inspired! and our education and outreach activities.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preludes is a 7 year project led by the Bristol Ensemble to put classical music at the heart of children's education.
it is delivered in 2 Bristol schools and is currently working with children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Click here to read more about Preludes.
Our projects always provoke a fantastic response from all involved! To see what other people have said about the BE Inspired!
team and projects, click here
Schools and Teachers
Having an Arts Week? Stuck for ideas on how to make music more interesting? Want to bring classical music to life? Need to inspire
your class? Click here to see how Bristol Ensemble can help!
The Bristol Ensemble Training Orchestra (BETO) is the highlight of the year for many young musicians.
Playing to the highest standard in the area, the orchestra performs in October every year.
Click here to find out more
The Bristol Ensemble has led and been involved in some fantastic activities recently.
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The Bristol Ensemble's Education and Outreach program is a significant part of its work in which it shares the excitement
of live music-making through education and community activities. The aim is to enable young people and new audiences to experience
live orchestral music and provide creative music making opportunities for people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds.
Led by animateur Julie Payne, the musicians and composers of the Bristol Ensemble provide a wealth of experience in delivering
workshops, projects, family concerts, pre-concert talks etc in a variety of settings. They are passionate about supporting people
of all ages and abilities and giving them the opportunity to play, compose and experience live music through a wide range of activities.
Bristol Ensemble musicians can be found working off-stage and outside the concert hall with a cross section of communities -
youth orchestras, the elderly, school pupils, specials needs groups and amateur enthusiasts.
Child protection – copies of our Child Protection Policy are available if needed.
CRB's – all Bristol Ensemble members who work with children or vulnerable people have up-to-date CRB certificates.
Public Liability – each individual tutor has his or her own public liability insurance (up to £10,000,000)
'What an incredible day we've had at St. Bede's today with Julie Payne and Laura Daykin. The orchestral workshop they ran with my year
10 GCSE group was truly inspirational. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and say they have a much more firm grasp of the Orchestral
Landmarks Area of Study for our GCSE exam board. One child's comment was 'Classical music is much more interesting than I thought'!
It was wonderful to see them all (no matter what instrument or ability) fully engaged in something that was outside of their comfort zone.'
Kelly-Ann Jervis – Head of Music St Bede's Catholic College
'It was such a treat to have a group of musicians who worked with the children and were comfortable doing it. Often we find that artists are
wary of children - especially ours, who have very little contact with the artistic world, except through school. The children are very curious
and inquisitive; they do not know, necessarily, how to behave / react to classical music. Few of them have been to a concert. So it was a great
relief to find Jools and her companions to be so sympathetic and understanding. I can only commend the group for the way in which they ran the
workshop. Every child was 'invited' to take part. Any reluctance / shyness was overcome by the players and IT WAS FUN!!'
Tony Halloran – Head Teacher, St Pius X school
'Thank you Thank you Thank you! The concert was amazing - you were at all times incredibly professional, organised and motivational with the
children and I am so glad that we have had the opportunity to do this'
Pippa Revelly – class teacher, Sefton Park School, Bristol