UFO Re-imagined – our 2021/2022 Project
We loved having the chance to re-imagine UFO Steelband via a new project supported by The Arts Council of England. Here is a celebration of the project via photos and feedback: […]
UFO PILOTS – RUNNNG THE CLASS FOR BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED PARTICIPANTS
The class is now in its second year and is going from strength to strength. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England we were able to ‘pilot the Pilots project’ and cover the access costs for our summer project, then a small grant from RBKC Arts enabled the Pilots to develop a set […]
Pan in a Pandemic… UFO Surviving and Thriving During Lockdown
We were all aware of the growing pandemic but because one of our players was from Hong Kong, we were getting realistic updates… Hong Kong was already in lockdown, everyone was wearing masks… there were even robberies for toilet rolls! It was soon the same story in London… UFO realised that if we went into […]
UFO’s 2019 project – onwards and upwards on the road!
UFO had a fab summer to spring season taking us from July 2019 to April 2020. Thanks to Arts Council of England we were able to create new arrangements, rehearse a new set ready to perform, include new people and new ideas, try out new methodology, support our mixed ability […]
READ OUR ANNUAL REPORT 2018!
FOX CARNIVAL / UFO STEELBAND 2018 REPORT It wasn’t until we were well into 2018 that we realised the lasting benefits of our 2017 funding from the Arts Council of England: In the resulting project we had mixed music with art and collaborated with another steelband… as a result we were now better players, […]
Fiona and Mike speak at the 7th International Biennial Steelpan Conference
In October 2018, Fiona and Mike were invited to speak at The 7th International Biennial Steelpan Conference, held at the Tabernacle London W11. Their talk was entitled: “The Blind Leading The Blind – Making ‘Difference’ Work in UFO Steelband” Below you can read the “Abstract” they wrote for […]