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Rockhaq | April 29, 2017

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About Michelle Dhillon, Author at Rockhaq

Michelle Dhillon

Michelle Dhillon

I'm just a girl who loves music

Posts By Michelle Dhillon

English Teacher Workshops: School Hub Conference, Leicester

April 26, 2017 |

We’re very pleased to announce that we are running a number of English teacher workshops at the Leicestershire Schools English Hub Conference. This takes place at Judgemeadow Community College, one of our Leicester City Rockhaq schools, on Saturday 13 May 2017. Some of you may remember that…Read More

Album Review: The Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation

March 24, 2017 |

Music For The Jilted Generation came two years after The Prodigy’s debut album, Experience. Although it was a debut very much of its time, Experience has so many layers and facets to it, so much awareness of the type of samples used, that you cannot just dismiss it as ‘kiddy rave’. AC/DC mingles with LuLu, Kate Bush with Aswad, Run DMC and Arthur Brown. It’s all chaotic, hyper experimental and very, very British. The large succession of single releases from Experience meant that critics did write it and the band off though.Read More

Half Funded Journalism Workshops

January 9, 2017 |

Christmas is over but the generosity and goodwill continues on the Rockhaq community with news of funded journalism workshops! We’ve had several meetings with the lovely people at Nottinghamshire Music Hub (now part of Inspire Nottinghamshire) recently and are very pleased to announce…Read More

Competition Winners: Leicester’s Best Music Reviewer

June 20, 2016 |

For those of you who have been waiting to find out who our competition winners for Leicester’s best music reviewer are, the results are in! And to those of you who haven’t and have randomly clicked onto this page, just go read an awesome past music review 😀Read More

Leicester’s Best Music Reviewer: Shortlist

June 8, 2016 |

For those of you who have been living under a rock, we’ve spent the past few months running a competition to find Leicester’s best music reviewer. This has been run as part of Leicester’s ArtBeat Festival 2016, and we’re holding … Read More

English Literacy Workshops Update: Come As You Are

May 6, 2016 |

I’ve finished the first of four music journalism and English literacy workshops at Judgemeadow Community College in Leicester and have made it out alive! I’m teaching a mixed group of Year 9 students with a range of interests and abilities … Read More

Judgemeadow Community College Workshops

April 27, 2016 |

Rockhaq is coming to Judgemeadow Community College in Leicester! Like Moat Community College, Ofsted say it’s a good school with many outstanding features. Judgemeadow Community College are the first secondary school to run Rockhaq music journalism workshops and use one … Read More

School Journalism Workshops Update: You Discussed Me! Swearing in Reviews

April 25, 2016 |

I’ve just finished the second of our school journalism workshops at Moat Community College in Leicester and am chuffed with how it’s going so far. I’d like to share the progress the Year 8’s are making in an update on the Rockhaq community. Yes, we will cover swearing! Big shout out and thanks to Moat Community College’s awesome English literacy co-ordinator Veena Shaunak too, who definitely knows exactly how to motivate her class.Read More

Music Student Interview: Mark Wong

April 6, 2016 |

Welcome to our Music student interview with Mark Wong. This is part of a series of interviews we’re running with Rockhaq pilot students. Rockhaq workshops were first piloted in 2011-2012 with students from colleges in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Some of our original pilot students have now returned to the new community. We thought you may like to hear how Rockhaq workshops helped a pupil studying BTEC Music Technology, hence this Music student interview.Read More

Moat Community College Workshops

March 18, 2016 |

Rockhaq school workshops have landed at Moat Community College in Leicester! Ofsted say it’s a good school with many outstanding features. It’s also the first secondary school in Leicester to run Rockhaq music journalism workshops. Great news!

We have arranged … Read More