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Leicester ArtBeat Festival Writing Competition
3 years ago

Leicester ArtBeat Festival Writing Competition

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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.
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David Bowie Heroes badge on Rockhaq

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As most of you will know, the legendary David Bowie passed away on 10 January 2016. He was just 69 years old. Along with the rest of the world it seems, Team Rockhaq and some of our community members were in shock on hearing this news. David Bowie’s musical influence on the 20th and 21st centuries just can’t be stated enough.
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Music Journalism Workshops

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A couple of weeks ago we finally opened the Rockhaq community to all members, and to celebrate this ‘soft’ launch we held free music journalism workshops for teenagers at Costa Coffee Queens Road, as part of ArtBeat Festival 2015.
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Rockhaq Re-Launch
5 years ago

Rockhaq Re-Launch

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You may be wondering where we disappeared to over the past 20 months.

As so often happens, real life gets in the way and stops progress, which is a shame.

Rockhaq at WordCamp Sheffield
5 years ago

Rockhaq at WordCamp Sheffield

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Rockhaq founder and editor Michelle Dhillon spoke about the challenges of piloting the Rockhaq community at Wordcamp Sheffield on April 26 2014, and ended up inspiring some members of the audience to join Rockhaq and get writing.
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School’s Out: Big Plans Underway
7 years ago

School’s Out: Big Plans Underway

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School is now out for all our pilot students. We’re not resting though! We’re now gearing up for the next stage of Rockhaq, which includes making some changes to our site to get it ready for schools all over the UK to start joining the community for September 2012. We also have at least one big surprise coming up that nobody expected, not even us 😉 Read More

Recap: Nottinghamshire Music Hub Launch
7 years ago

Recap: Nottinghamshire Music Hub Launch

Recap: Nottinghamshire music hub launch. Improve student literacy skillsTeam Rockhaq were invited to our first event, the Nottinghamshire music education hub launch, hosted by Nottinghamshire County Council sports and arts department (thanks to Mark Done for the invite and for devising such a great event) and The Minster School in Southwell, Nottinghamshire on Wednesday 4 July. Read More

Press: We Make Nottingham Evening Post Again

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Team Rockhaq would like to say that we’ve been featured in the Nottingham Evening Post newspaper and website for a second time in under a month. Read More

Event: Nottinghamshire music education hub launch
7 years ago

Event: Nottinghamshire music education hub launch

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Team Rockhaq will be at the Nottinghamshire Music Hub launch event at The Minster School in Southwell, Nottinghamshire to show all local schools, colleges, teachers and students why Rockhaq is such an innovative and important educational platform for UK music education. Read More

Stop Press: Rockhaq hits the Nottingham Evening Post

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Team Rockhaq would like to say that we made the Nottingham Evening Post newspaper and website today – thanks to everyone for all your efforts and hopefully this is just the first of many more news stories to come! Some of you South Nottingham College students will be pleased to see that your inspirational music teacher Ed Whiteley has made a well-deserved appearance in the piece! Read More