Robin Garside


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I've been leading workshops in painting, drawing and music for many years at folk festivals and various other venues. However, I thought it might be a good idea if I knew what I was doing, so a few years ago I passed the City and Guilds 7407 Adult and Further Education Certificate, parts 1 and 2.

At present I teach Painting and Drawing one day a week at Swinton Lock Activity Centre and have been involved in various exhibitions at and on behalf of 'SLAC'.
Over the years I have had a close working relationship with Barnsley Performing Arts Development Service on their Tender Roots program, introducing young school kids to folk and roots music. Similarly, for the past few years, I have taught a Folk Music course at Giggleswick School in North Yorkshire for Music for People which is an organisation for the advancement of music education, and an excellent job they do too.
I've taught a mixed instrument course, led Ukulele sessions and had a really enjoyable time at the last two summer schools for the Banjo, Guitar and Mandolin Federation who are in the business of increasing the popularity of banjos, guitars and mandolins, unsurprisingly!
Every summer for several years, in the last week of August, I have had the privilege of leading the Whitby Folk Week Festival Orchestra workshop, this year in partnership with the highly talented Carol Dawson, fiddler with the Workshy Profits

In the past I have led Art or Music workshops at The National Centre for Popular Music, (it wasn't my fault!) Barnsley College, several special and mainstream schools, Kelham Island Museum, Goole Waterways Museum, many Folk Festivals, etc etc If you would like to find out more about my workshops please contact me.

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