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We are hiring! We are recruiting for an Outdoors & Creative Arts Family Worker!

Based at St Paul’s Learning Centre, Bristol, this is a 1 year freelance role working up to 2 days ( 15 hours) per week.

Weekly hours can vary to suit the workload. Fees: £13.70 per hour

For more information head over to the News section of the site and download a job pack. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

The team at Imayla :) 




Developing vocals as a main vehicle of self-expression & creativity

The focus of the Vocalise project was to develop the musical talent of a group of young people through a workshop programme that included a year-long after-school project at the City Academy and a 2-day residential on the River Dart in Devon.

Workshops included songwriting, vocal training and creative vocal expression which aimed to outline all the creative areas that can be explored through vocal sounds including song, poetry and the spoken word. This helped steer the young people into developing ideas for their final vocal arrangements.

On a 3-day residential the Vocalise particpants joined forces with the City Academy School choir in a weekend of Vocalise-style workshops alongside rehearsals of Beethovens Choral Symphony No 9 which was performed later that summer at the Colston Hall.  Inspired by stunning views over the River Dart and breaks for walks  or cricket on the beach, the weekend successfully merged musical genres and cultures.

The project finished with recording sessions in a professional studio and the production of a CD of the work for which the young people developed the artwork. Participants  steered the creative direction of the project throughout, incorporating a Vstoryboard into their work which documented the year and is used to inspire other young people.