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Arts Council Funding Award for Building Foundations Project

By admin | July 8, 2011

Local Organisation SV²G has been granted funds from  Arts Council England to continue the development of their work within the community.  The project “Building Foundations” has enabled the organisation to run the first National School of Steelpans for accreditation and an examination purposes.  SV²G will further the development to facilitate new creative development opportunities for…

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The Governor General and the Prime Minister for St.Vincent & the Grenadines visits High Wycombe

By admin | May 20, 2011

Left to Right: Professor Derek Godfrey (Bucks New Uni), Mayor of High Wycombe, Governor-General Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Jacqueline Roberts (Chairman of SV2G), Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves, Mrs Eloise Gonsalves, High Commissioner for SVG Cenio Lewis CMG, Chairman of Wycombe District Council.   Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves accompanied…

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2012 Olympic Open Weekend Event

By admin | May 20, 2011

  One year to go! As part of the Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend celebrations, the Wycombe Community Festival will take place on Saturday 23th July from 1pm-7pm, on the Rye, London Road, High Wycombe. The event is a free family fun day for anyone to attend and enjoy the vibrant performances, colourful parades and learn…

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Steelpans a hit with the Mascots for the London 2012 Games

By admin | January 6, 2011

On Saturday 26th June Wycombe Steel Orchestra hit the right notes with the London 2012 Mascots at the Bucks Youth Games in Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Over 1000 young people attended the Bucks Youth Games to compete in a range of sports.  Teams from each of the 5 local authorities in the county cheered on Wycombe…

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Olympic Open Weekend event at Wycombe Community Festival

By admin | May 6, 2010

As part of the Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend celebrations, the Wycombe Community Festival will take place on Saturday 24th July from 12pm-6pm, at the Sir William Ramsay School, High Wycombe. The event is a free family fun day for anyone to attend and enjoy the vibrant performances, colourful parades and learn about a variety of…

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SV2G Awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark

By admin | March 14, 2010

Bucks Inspires through music SV2G has been granted the Inspire Mark- the badge of the London 2012 Inspire Programme.  SV2G Steelpan Stepping Stone project funded by the Arts Council England will build the capacity of Wycombe Steel Orchestra and the steelpan development within Buckinghamshire.  Wycombe Steel Orchestra will be performing at the Wycombe Community Festival…

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SV2G – Steelpan Stepping Stones 2009-2010

By admin | January 10, 2010

Build Capacity with SV2G Wycombe Steel Orchestra This project will give an opportunity to current and new players to learn and further develop specialised skills and techniques in playing and performing the Steelpan instrument.

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Buckinghamshire Schools Celebrate 40years of the Steelpan Instrument in UK Schools

By admin | October 10, 2009

On Sunday 4th October, sounds of the Steelpan Instrument with Caribbean and contemporary music burst through the Wycombe Swan Theatre. People from across the UK packed into the Wycombe Swan to listen to a wide range of music performed on the Steelpan instrument to mark the instrument’s 40th year in UK schools. Guest performances included…

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Prince Edward opens Eden Centre

HRH Prince Edward at new shopping mall

By admin | August 26, 2009

In July 2009 His Royal Highness Prince Edward, The Earl of Essex, visited High Wycombe. He attended the ceremony and unveiled the plaque to open Wycombe’s new Eden Centre.

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SV2G Making History in the UK

By admin | August 3, 2009

History takes place in High Wycombe with SV2G leading the development of the Steelpan instrument in the UK In  July 2009,  High Wycombe hosted two Steelpan Examiners, Dr Anne Osborne and Mr Jessel Murray from the University of the West Indies along with the Associated Board for the Royal School of Music. Wycombe Steel Orchestra made…

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