Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?

Oliver - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: Year 12 student Oliver writes here in response to the thought-provoking Art History essay title set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. ‘Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?’ – what are your thoughts on this controversial issue? CPD Touring the British Museum is … Continue reading Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?

Summertime

GSAL Year 9 Music Students Editor's Note: The Year 9 music students have been studying Jazz, and we have put together this remote recording of ‘Summertime’, a song originally written by George Gershwin and DuBose Heywood in 1934 for their 1935 opera ‘Porgy and Bess’. As you can see from the screen shot shown below, … Continue reading Summertime

Good News

Jack - Year 11 Musician Editor's Note: Mrs Sidwell, who taught Jack, says: 'Don't be fooled by the calm piano intro. It develops into something very different from the recordings we have sent out so far.' It's worth listening to on headphones for the effect, and because there's one or two angry moments that you may … Continue reading Good News

Clocks

GSAL Senior String Group Editor's Note: Contrary to the general perception of this new form of ensemble playing, it is not technologically possible for musicians to perform live together online. Latency means that music cannot be played accurately in time with another musician. Instead, each part is recorded separately in the musician’s home, and then … Continue reading Clocks