Friday, 30 October 2009

Fauna & Flora International recognise the ACE Foundations valuable contributions in the world

We have a long and strong relationship with the FFI and they recently mentioned our valued support in their annual publication; Fauna & Flora Magazine. They acknowledged our clear insight into their aims as well as thanking us. The recognition was within the issue which was focusing on capacity building and the need for conservation that is understood by the communities local to the changes and not just by strangers coming in, this clearly links with the ACE Foundations concerns of sustainability in todays world.
Thank you to you too Fauna & Flora International!
Picture from the FFI

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Grain storage units for FREE

In our beautiful building there are some HUGE grain containers as well as some old farm machinery. If anyone knows of anywhere that might be interested in having them please let us know. Going free to anyone prepared to dismantle them. Please call 01223 499 707.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Bury Farm Presentation Evening

On the 10th September we introduced our ideas to the village of Stapleford. The event was a great success with a brilliant turn out and fantastic atmosphere. Everyone was excited about what we were offering and now it is simply a case of waiting in anticipation for everything to fall into place. Thank you everyone who attended and thank you for all the ideas that were circulated.

Bury Farm pre rennovation

photograph by Dr. Alec Bangham

Cambridge Clarinet & Saxophone Day

Clarinet & Sax day with James Rae, supported by Wood, Wind & Reed
On the 28th February join us for masterclasses and mini ensembles, as well as a lunchtime Jazz Concert by Josh Ison & Alex Merrit, and quick-fire accessory clinics, at Sawston Village College. Our star guest is James Rae and there will be opportunities to lean about your instrument and buy accessories and Music from Wood, Wind & Reed. The day will be concluded with a concert in which all course participants will be involved.
For application information please contact us.
Email: Tel. 01223 499 707.

Bury Farm

A new site on the horizon.
The ACE Foundation is now the proud owner of a beautiful old farm site in Stapleford Cambridgeshire. Conversion begins this month starting by bringing life back into the main rooms turning them into office spaces. The next steps will see the buildings transformed into an active hive for workshops and music courses, planning permitting.
The purchase of this site reflects our expansions plans which focus on music and the arts in Cambridgeshire and worldwide. The first notes will be of Clarinets & Saxophones at Sawston Village College on the 28th February and the second, a jazz day at West Road. Keep following to find out more information.

Philip Brooke Barnes

We regret that Philip Brooke Barnes, the founder of ACE, passed away on the 27th July this year. His presence will always be recognised throughout all the Foundations activities.

ACE Blogs

The ACE Foundation is joining blogger!
We are following trends and taking on the responsibility of keeping anyone interested informed of our day-to-day or at-least week-to-week activities.
For now we are still exploring the possibilities of this communication platform but we hope to keep you up to date on what we have on offer. For example, music courses we are implementing, the progress at Bury Farm, and the additions to our grants portfolio.
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