In the lead up to Access All Arts week, we will be releasing information on the exciting celebrity partners we have in store for Access All Arts week. 

 Keep your eyes peeled for more information, but in the meantime, read on to find out who we have in store for you so far.. 

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Onjali Q. Rauf

Best-selling author, activist and founder of the NGO Making Herstory, Onjali Q. Raúf will be challenging pupils to create a power story of their own as the Storytelling Artform Icon for our WORDS module. To read more about Onjali’s inspirational women’s movement, head to her website here.


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Emre Engin

Award-winning violinist, Emre Engin from the English National Opera will be our Instrument Artform Icon for our SOUNDS module. Emre will perform for your pupils to demonstrate how instruments can be used to reimagine anything; from exotic animal sounds to abstract colours.


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Artis 

Creative learning charity, Artis, is on a mission to transform lives through the arts – which is why they’re the Expression Hero to the MOVES module. As part of Access All Arts week, Artis's Wendy Steatham (Whirl) has crafted a bespoke workshop immersing children in the wonders of movement and drama.  


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The National Youth Theatre 

The National Youth Theatre will be leading the way in our exclusive MOVES module as the Movement Artform Icon. Transport your class to the magical world of costumes, sets and props, as actors Adeola Yemitan, Ben Wilson and Nkhanise Phiri take pupils backstage and share their best acting techniques.


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Nicky Spence

Scottish Opera Singer and host on Sky Arts’ Anyone can Sing, Nicky Spence will be introducing your pupils to the world of operatics as our Singing Artform Icon for our SOUNDS module. To discover more about Nicky and his incredible biography, head here.



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Joel Brown - Candoco

Joel Brown, a member of the world’s foremost inclusive dance company Candoco will be demonstrating what dance can be and who can do it as our Movement Artform icon for our MOVES module. To learn more about the fantastic world of Candoco, explore their work here.


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Benjamin Zephaniah

Poet, writer, lyricist, musician, vegan and self-proclaimed naughty boy Benjamin Zephaniah will be inspiring kids with his unique style of dub poetry as the Poetry Artform Icon for our WORDS module. You can find out more about how he’s using poetry to change the world here.

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Luke Franks

Presenter, author and creator of Ultimate Video Skills (Sky Kids) Luke Franks, will be talking about how he got into TV and revealing some of his video tricks as both our IMAGES Expression and Artform Hero. 


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Gina Soden

Fine Artist and Photographer Gina Soden will be challenging children to look beyond the surface and find beauty in unexpected places as our Photography Artform Icon for our IMAGES module. Gina travels the world to photograph abandoned buildings that challenge our ideas of beauty, decay, nostalgia and neglect. See her incredible work here.



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YolanDa Brown

MOBO award-winning Saxophonist, broadcaster and star of YolanDa’s Band Jam, YolanDa Brown will be taking to the stage the Expression Hero for our SOUNDS module. You can find out all about YolanDa’s passion for music education and order her latest book The ABCs of Music here.


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MC Grammar 

Rapper, teacher and viral sensation MC Grammar will be using his musical talents to teach pupils all about the power of language as the Expression Hero for our WORDS module. Check out his website here and his show MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps on Sky Kids.


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Liz Pichon

Liz Pichon, writer, illustrator and creator of the hugely successful Brilliant World of Tom Gates will be kicking off our MARKS module with an energising assembly video. She’ll be talking about how she got started and sharing some mark making tips in an exclusive draw-along assembly..


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Bob and Roberta Smith OBE

We believe all schools should be art schools. That’s why we’re overjoyed that the one and only Bob and Roberta Smith OBE will be giving us his unique take on 2D Mark Making. Although really one man, Bob is also an artist, Royal Academician, activist, art education crusader, writer, musician and advocate of making things up...


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Favour Jonathan

Artist, sculptor and winner of the recent Sky Arts ‘Landmark’ series, Favour Jonathan will be inspiring children with her awesome welding and storytelling skills in 3D Mark Making.