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Music Competition

posted 17 May 2013, 01:56 by Sam Scott   [ updated 17 May 2013, 01:56 ]

Dear Oxfordshire Scouts

 We are writing to let you know about an exciting initiative that you might be interested in incorporating into your Scouting activities.  From Beavers through to Explorers, Scouts can get involved and be in with a chance of winning an invitation to Westminster Abbey, at the same time as working towards a badge.


Your chance to join a host of VIPS, celebrities and schools at a very special harvest celebration in Westminster Abbey in October 2013!

 As part of British Food Fortnight’s campaign this year, we are calling on Britain’s young to create a new anthem for a modern day harvest celebration, and in doing so, have fun and have a chance to make history!  We want young people everywhere to get rapping, writing and singing and create a harvest anthem for today: a new ‘We plough the fields and scatter’,  a new harvest number one to inspire a new generation.  The piece will become the anthem for this year’s British Food Fortnight the winning group will receive an invitation to our special celebration in Westminster Abbey.


How to take part.


·         Get together with your club to create the Harvest song, rap or poem, make a short film of yourself and your friends performing it (it may be presented visually as a dance, flash mob, animation, choir etc) and send it to us before the 16th September 2013.

·         Entries must be fun, food/harvest related and in good taste but don't have to be professionally made or follow a particular formula.  We want people to have FUN celebrating British food and the Harvest during 2013 and to inspire a new generation!

·         The competition will be Judged by Professor Paul Mealor and Millie Wastie. Professor Mealor wrote The Military Wives Choir and Gareth Malone's, ‘Wherever You Are’ and his Motet was performed at the Wedding Ceremony of His Royal Highness Prince William and Catherine Middleton.  Millie Wastie is the Chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.

Further details, ideas from Professor Mealor on writing a composition, inspiration, tips on making a video and rules can be found here: http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/british-food-fortnight/digital-harvest-celebration-2013/.   I have also attached a power point presentation that explains it in simple terms and you are welcome to adapt for your own use.


I hope this might inspire your Scout groups to get involved and if you need anything further please do not hesitate to contact us – we can’t wait to see your entries!


The competition is open to any group of young people so please feel free to circulate to anyone you think might be interested.


With warm wishes,




Catherine Tytherleigh

Organiser, Love British Food 2013

Tel: 020 7840 9292

Email: info@lovebritishfood.co.uk

See: www.lovebritishfood.co.uk


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Sam Scott,
17 May 2013, 01:56