Latest News and Updates

7 June 2019

We are excited to launch our second song of 2019, Shadow-Maker, by composer Cecilia McDowall and poet Kate Wakeling. The words and music, both commissioned by Snape Maltings for the Friday Afternoons project, explores the pull and mystery of shadows.

8 March 2019

We're pleased and delighted today to launch our first new song of 2019: the traditional Pleasant and Delightful, arranged by Paul Sartin. This song was arranged from field recordings made at the Snape Crown and Blaxhall Ship Inn, near Snape Maltings, by Neil Lanham of the traditional singer Jumbo Brightwell.

14 December 2018

We’re delighted to have three all new songs on their way, which will be launched termly throughout 2019! Next years commissions come from award-winning UK composers and writers. Each composer has spent time at Snape Maltings developing their song, hoping to bring a touch of Suffolk to schools around the country:

9 November 2018

Project One Dot is an all new, free resource from Snape Maltings’ Friday Afternoons, designed to encourage and support creative vocal work in the KS2 classroom.

12 September 2018

We’re extremely happy to announce a new partnership with Charanga’s VIP Studio Sessions – which give you everything you need to help young people create, produce and release their own music.

20 April 2018

This year's all new collection of songs is now available for download from the Song Bank! We’re delighted with the new collection, MAP: Songs for Children Everywhere, written by internationally acclaimed composer and singer-songwriter Errollyn Wallen.

5 February 2018

We are delighted to announce that Errollyn Wallen is the composer of 12 new songs for the project in 2018, inspired by her travels around the world.

22 January 2018

This term there are many training opportunities being offered as part of Friday Afternoon Projects. Using a selection of repertoire from the Friday Afternoons Songbank, these sessions have been opened out for teachers and vocal leaders to attend. A great way to kick start the new year!

10 November 2017

There's lots of activity going on around the country this term including a Big Sing event at the home of the project, Snape Maltings, on Friday 17th November.

22 September 2017

This year Friday Afternoons are delighted support 15 organisations to deliver exceptional activity with young people. Find out more about the organisations and projects we are supporting below.

Barnet Education Arts Trust are working with students and teachers at one secondary and four feeder primary schools on the One Voice Connects choral outreach initiative.