Tuesday, 6 May 2014

What is 'Backstories'?


a) an account of the events leading up to what is being written about now (Macmillan Dictionary)

b) the things that have happened to someone before you first see or read about them in a film or a story (Cambridge Dictionary)

Be Creative Backstories is an Arts Council England funded project running through the Summer Term of 2014. Twenty schools have the opportunity of receiving a visit from the Be Creative team of specialist music educators and musicians, who work alongside the children to help write, play, record and perform an original song. (Each class will record their own song.)

Each song will be a unique take on the Backstories project themes of sharing:
  • our family and cultural histories 
  • our experiences as a community 
  • connections we have with the wider world
After the day of workshops, the classes will get to perform their unique songs to an audience of parents, grandparents, teachers and fellow-pupils in an interactive concert.

Please use this space and the ideas in this blog to continue the journey of looking back to help inform your creativity in the present.


  1. hi this is a girl with a pretty smile from lonesome primary asking, will oli be producing anyone from ash or even oak if so please inform to me or lonesome primary asap

  2. Phil (Be Creative)3 July 2014 at 11:15

    Hi, Oli really enjoyed coming to your songwriting session on Tuesday. We're hoping to work together with a new project, but it's not going to be for a while yet! Keep your eyes peeled for when it happens though... Hope you like your song!!