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I'm just a girl who loves music
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Journalism Workshop in Derbyshire
2 days ago

Journalism Workshop in Derbyshire

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We’ve just finished our second Music Journalism workshop at Ashbourne Library in Derbyshire for the Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Group. The first workshop took place on 6 February 2018 and catered for 8-11 year olds. Last night’s workshop was for 12-16 year olds and we saw just as much talent and hard work in the senior writer’s group. We even had a parent eager to join The Rockhaq Community at the end 😉
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Boys Don’t Cry: Top 5 Love Songs By Men
1 week ago

Boys Don’t Cry: Top 5 Love Songs By Men

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It’s been a while since our last Top Ten list, but we definitely couldn’t let the power of love go unrecognised on the Rockhaq Community, so here are our Top 5 Love Songs By Men for Valentines Day 2018. This list is a bit different. As there are literally hundreds of great songs to choose from, we’ve focused on love songs written by men, to make it easier to choose our favourites.
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Music Journalism Workshop at Ashbourne Library, Derbyshire
2 weeks ago

Music Journalism Workshop at Ashbourne Library, Derbyshire

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We’ve just carried out a special Music Journalism workshop at Ashbourne Library for the Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Group. We’re running two separate workshops for different age groups. The first of these took place last night (6 February 2018) and catered for Year 4 to Year 7 students, who were all 8-11 years old. Although this is the youngest group we’ve worked with yet, the writers simply blew us away with their talent and enthusiasm for music journalism.
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Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Groups Workshops
3 weeks ago

Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Groups Workshops

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been invited to run some special Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Groups workshops in Derby during February 2018.
As part of these unique music journalism workshops, we will work with two separate Young Writer’s Groups at Ashbourne Library. The two groups consist of the Juniors Writing Squad, made up of school years 4-7, and the Seniors Writing Squad, made up of school years 8-11.
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Help: Mental Health in Music
2 months ago

Help: Mental Health in Music

A few of us began knocking ideas about for Christmas specials and it was really nice to hear Sam and Mark suggesting ones they wanted to write. I’ve been wanting to write this exploratory piece for a while, ever since Nathan’s review of Pink Floyd’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn actually. Initially I thought the subject of mental health wasn’t appropriate for Christmas but it’s probably far more apt to run a piece about this now rather than at any other time of the year.
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Music Journalism Workshop at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
3 months ago

Music Journalism Workshop at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

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Following news of our Rockhaq Academy programme with Nottinghamshire Music Hub, here’s an update on how our workshops and events are going so far. We’ve been working with Year 10 music students from Tuxford Academy in Newark and on Friday (December 1), we all met for a special live music journalism workshop at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall.
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Retrospective: Sex Pistols Indecency Trial, Nottingham, 24 November 1977
3 months ago

Retrospective: Sex Pistols Indecency Trial, Nottingham, 24 November 1977

Never mind Black Friday – here’s the Sex Pistols Indecency Trial! When I did some investigative work earlier this year and discovered that that 24 November 1977 was a very special date in Nottingham’s music history, I knew we had to celebrate it here on the Rockhaq Community. A special shout out to Nottingham Libraries for having this brilliant archive material to hand. And it’s all free, dammit.
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Rockhaq Academy with Nottinghamshire Music Hub
4 months ago

Rockhaq Academy with Nottinghamshire Music Hub

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We’re pleased to launch Rockhaq Academy with Nottinghamshire Music Hub over this academic year (2017-2018).
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Arson Around: Top 5 Bonfire Night Songs
4 months ago

Arson Around: Top 5 Bonfire Night Songs

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Yes, fire, flames, and erm…burning stuff has been an inspiration for quality songwriting for decades now. And not all of it in a scary or sadistic way, although, rather inevitably, some of it is. Why not take a gander at the tunes that made our Top 5 and let us know what you reckon?
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Thriller: Top 8 Halloween Tracks
4 months ago

Thriller: Top 8 Halloween Tracks

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Ghosts, zombies, murder, blood, death and many other unpalatable things have inspired some killer (fnar!) tunes over the decades. Who are we to hide this weird stuff from you? We’ll be the first to acknowledge and celebrate it here in our very own Top 8 Halloween tracks. You will need a strong stomach for some of it. Don’t say we didn’t warn you….
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