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Baha’i Academy for the Arts 2008 (UK)

The Baha’i Academy for the Arts is delighted to announce that it is returning this summer, at a new venue. The Academy will take place from Saturday 2 August – Saturday 9 August at Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire.

Our new motto is Transformation – Creativity – Service. Our aim is to not only learn new skills and discover our hidden gems, but to put them to service in the process of community building.

The Academy will as ever feature its highly successful mixture of courses, evening performances, film screenings and other creative activities for all ages. It is the ideal event for your family, friends, community of interest members and contacts.

This year’s courses include:

For children:
Little World Citizens, with Charlie Leith
Fire on the Mountain Top, with Debbie Tibbey
Creating an Impact, with Ephrat Miller
Little Gems: Discovering creativity through the arts, with Helen Longmuir

For junior youth:
Secret Service: The documentary, with Lindsay Thorne
Urban Art Forms (Graffiti etc), with Ben Hallett
Fashion design, with May Cortazzi
Tribal Groove, with Victoria Leith

For adults (15+)
Creative movement and choreographic exploration, with Adib Ma’ani-Hessari
Watercolour painting, with Rachel Collins
Exploring the light within (photography), with Tom Fox
Seeking stories and devising theatre, with Jessica Naish
Zingaresque (instrumental music), with Richard Leigh
Storytelling from the heart, with Sarah Clive
The Art of Living, with Anja Morris-Paxton
Can you speak with confidence?, with Therese Williams
Music/Narrative masterclass, with Nancy Lee Harper and Barney Leith
The Actor in Me, with Ilona Rodgers
Creative thinking and enquiry, with Alison Hall and Margaret Appa
Fire and Ice (comedy writing), with Annabel Knight
Audio-Visual production, with Arjang and Edwina Agahi
Choir leader (singing and organising a choir), with Fleur Missaghian

Other courses are currently being negotiated. There will also be an open painting studio for any friends who would like to come and work there for the week and benefit from peer discussions and sharing.

Friends who wish to come and carry out independent work at the Academy are also welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you to Wellington in August. Full detailsof the venue can be found at www.wellingtoncollege.org.uk.

The website with full details of this year’s Academy will be launched on Wednesday 19 March at 10am.

The site can be found at www.bahaiartsacademy.com.

Booking through the website for the Academy opens on Saturday 29 March at 10am.

Friends are encouraged to have a good look at all the courses and activities on offer before booking commences. The Academy books up very quickly so be ready to apply as soon as possible.

We also encourage you to share the website address with any community of interest, friends or family who you think might like to attend the Academy.
They will need to be encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. A total of five scholarships offered in the name of the late Darius Ram will be available to friends of Baha’is who wish to attend. Full details are on the website.

We look forward to receiving your bookings.

With loving Baha’i greetings,
Baha’i Academy for the Arts executive team

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