Big Give Christmas Challenge

London Handel Festival - Big Give Christmas Challenge

We are delighted to have taken part for the first time in The Christmas Challenge, the online match funding campaign run by Big Give.

With thanks to The Childhood Trust and generous donors, we reached our target of £12,000 in just 24 hours.  We are very grateful for this tremendous support for The Isle is Full of Noises and it means that we can go ahead and extend the project to more schools reaching a further 360 children.

The Isle is Full of Noises

This is the name of our amazing project that provides music and theatre workshops in primary and secondary schools inspired by the drama of a Shakespeare play and the music of Handel. Created in partnership with the Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, we have tested the idea in 4 schools with 150 children and now we’re ready to involve many more schools.

Thanks to generous donations throughout the Big Give Christmas Challenge we can:

   * Provide access to high quality drama and music in schools where children miss out

   * Give opportunities to children to be creative, learn to sing and perform with world-class musicians

   * Build social skills, pride and confidence in young people

   * Inspire young people with cultural experiences of Shakespeare and Handel

For some children we hope this project could be the start of something genuinely life-changing and the first steps on a pathway to a creative career.

The Christmas Challenge is now closed but you can still visit our Big Give page here to learn more about the project.