World Music online residential, July 2020

World Music online residential, July 2020

We had a wonderfully creative weekend during our World Music online residential in July 2020. Our top tutors Ruth Hopkins, Tymoteusz Jozwiak (K’antu Ensemble), Paul Sartin, Jon Sterckx and Dr Trevor Wiggins inspired our students with their knowledge and expertise in South American influence, English folk, Indian and African music. Thomas Brooman CBE also gave a fascinating overview of the early days of WOMAD Festival.

Thank you to everybody who took part in the showcase event and participated in our online Q&A hosted by Thomas Brooman, Simon Emmerson and Najma Akhtar. Congratulations also to the quiz winners and to everybody who performed in the always fabulous open mic night! This online ‘non-residential’ was a fabulous first, thank you one and all.

The students worked on their own musical responses to the online workshops and some of the outcomes can be viewed or listen to via links below:


Click on the playlist below to visit our SoundCloud page, where you can hear a selection of audio tracks created by students during the online residential:


Ruby, one of our student leavers, shared this video as part of our online open mic night: