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Rockhaq | March 22, 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

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

English Student Interview: Sam Brookes

March 2, 2016 |

Welcome to our English student interview with Sam Brookes. This is part of a series of interviews we’re running with Rockhaq pilot students. Although we’ve just relaunched the Rockhaq community, the project was 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 A Level English, hence this English student interview.Read More

Leicester ArtBeat Festival Writing Competition

February 10, 2016 |

We’ve been discussing this for a while now – we’re also ready to announce a UK-wide/international competition too! – and we’re finally launching a special Leicester ArtBeat Festival writing competition. Huzzah, etc.

What’s this all about and why Leicester? Well I’m straight outta Leicester and grew up in Clarendon Park, and it’s my unique way of giving something back to the place. This is where I went to school, read rather obsessively and went to my first gigs. They changed my life, made me who I am *violins* and this is why I ran a special Rockhaq workshop for ArtBeat Festival last year. Read More