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Guildhall School of Music and Drama

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is a conservatoire and drama school located in the City of London, United Kingdom. Established in 1880, the school offers undergraduate and postgraduate training in all aspects of classical music and jazz along with drama and technical theatre arts; the school is a leading international conservatoire with students from over sixty countries. It has one of the most prestigious performing arts programmes in the world, having been ranked the number one U. K. conservatoire in the 2019 Guardian league tables for music and ranked the seventh university in the world for performing arts in the QS World University Rankings. Based within the heart of the Barbican Centre in the City of London, the school numbers just over 1000 students 800 of whom are music students and 200 on the drama and technical theatre programmes; the school is a member of Conservatoires UK, the European Association of Conservatoires and the Federation of Drama Schools. It has formed a creative alliance with its neighbours, the Barbican Centre and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Notable alumni of the school include: Sir Bryn Terfel, Sir James Galway, Daniel Craig and Ewan McGregor. The Guildhall School of Music first opened its doors on 27 September 1880, housed in a disused warehouse in the City of London. With 64 part-time students, it was the first municipal music college in Great Britain; the school outgrew its first home, in 1887 it moved to new premises in John Carpenter Street in a complex of educational buildings built by the Corporation of London to house it and the City's two state schools. The new building was completed by 9 December 1886 and the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Reginald Hanson, attended the opening ceremony. Teaching continued under the first principal of the school, Thomas Henry Weist Hill, who had some ninety teaching staff; the new site, designed by the architect Sir Horace Jones, comprised a common room for professors and 45 studios, each surrounded by a one-foot thick layer of concrete to "deaden the sound". Each room contained both an upright piano.

Additionally, there was an organ room and a "practice" room, in reality a small concert hall, used for orchestral and choir rehearsals. The practice room was the venue for the fortnightly school concerts Initially, all tuition was on a part-time basis, but full-time courses were introduced to meet demand in 1920. Departments of speech and acting were added, by 1935 the school had added "and Drama" to its title; the school moved to its present premises in the heart of the City of London's Barbican Centre in 1977 and continues to be owned and administered by the City of London. In 1993 the Corporation of London leased a nearby courtyard of buildings that in the 18th century had been the centre of Samuel Whitbread's first brewery, renovated and converted this to provide the school with its hall of residence, Sundial Court. About three minutes' walk from the school, Sundial Court offers self-catering single-room accommodation for 178 students. In 2001 the Secretary of State, Baroness Blackstone, announced that the Barbican Centre, including the Guildhall School, was to be Grade II listed.

In 2005 the school was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for its development and outreach programme, Guildhall Connect, in 2007 it won a further Queen's Anniversary Prize in recognition of the work of the opera programme over the last two decades. The school was rated No. 1 specialist institution in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2013 and 2014. The most significant investment in the Guildhall School's future came to fruition via the £90 million redevelopment of the neighbouring Milton Court site; the new building, which opened in 2013, houses three new performance spaces: a concert hall, a theatre and a studio theatre in addition to drama teaching and administration spaces. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as the Junior Guildhall, a Saturday school serving students from 4 to 18 years of age; the school was awarded a further Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2007 in recognition of the achievements and work of the Opera Programme. In August 2014, the Guildhall had a logo change to a more minimalist modern style.

It was changed due to the school thinking that it needed something to reflect its types of teachings. The Guildhall School was awarded taught-degree awarding powers in 2014 by the Privy Council. Doctoral degrees are validated by University of London; the Guildhall offers a four-year undergraduate program for musicians along with the Guildhall Artist Masters in performance or composition and the advanced Artist Diploma programme. Students can specialise in classical or jazz performance, historical performance and electronic music. At master's level, vocal students are able to specialise in Opera Studies. In addition to this, the school offers postgraduate degrees in music therapy. Guildhall School offers a three-year BA Honours in Acting and the MA in Acting preparing students for the world of professional theatre; the School delivers the BA Honours in Acting Studies in partnership with the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. A full time, four-year programme with two years of training at each institution, the BA Honours in Acting Studies takes in a cohort of students every other year, exploring cross-cultural approaches acting.

The School offers a three-year vocational degree in production arts where students can specialise in either Stage Management, Theatre Technology or Design Realisation. Guildhall School offers a Saturday school for advanced young musicians under the age of 18

Yorkshire Air Museum

The Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial is an air museum in England on the site of the former RAF Elvington airfield, a Second World War RAF Bomber Command station. The museum was founded, first opened to the public, in the early 1980s; the museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain. It is the only Allied Air Forces Memorial in Europe and has an international reputation and profile with established branches in Canada and France and the support of over 4,000 registered "friends" across the world; the museum is a Corporate Member of Friends of the Royal Aeronautical Society. The Museum's principal activity is in education and the history of flight, through which it is involved with aerospace manufacturers and organisations via its long term "Reach for the Sky" project; this delivered the first KS2 History of Aviation educational resource book to all 26,000 primary schools in UK, supported by RAeS and the Ministry of Transport. The museum is expanding and received over 100,000 visitors in 2012.

It has received many awards, such as: Top Specialist Attraction in UK - 2011 & 2015. The 20-acre parkland site includes hangars, some of which are listed, it incorporates a 7-acre managed environment area and a DEFRA and Environment Agency supported self sustainability project called "Nature of Flight". The museum is situated next to a 10,000 ft x 400 acre international standard runway; the site which has held the Yorkshire in Bloom, Silver Gilt Award 3 times. Whilst the Royal Air Force carried on using the runway for aircraft landing and take off training until 1992, the buildings and hangars had long been abandoned. In 1983, a group started clearing the undergrowth and the site was ready to be unveiled as the Yorkshire Air Museum in 1986; the President of the Museum/Memorial is Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton and Vice Presidents include. It is operated by 149 staff. A small operations team works together in a variety of specialist subjects from PR/marketing to Corporate Affairs and Museum Management.

The Museum undertakes several annual events each year within the general attraction / entertainment area as well as educational / academic events for specific audiences, plus several corporate events in association with companies such as Bentley, banking, government agencies etc. The unique annual Allied Air Forces Memorial Day takes place in September; the Museum has around 50 aircraft spanning the development of aviation from 1853 up to the latest GR4 Tornado. Several aircraft including Victor, Buccaneer, Sea Devon, SE5a, Eastchurch Kitten. Over 20 historic vehicles and a Registered Archive containing over 500,000 historic artefacts and documents are preserved at the Museum, the Official Archive for the National Aircrew Association and National Air Gunners Association, it is nationally registered and accredited through DCMS/Arts Council England and is a registered charity. A permanent exhibition on RAF Bomber Command was opened at the museum by life member, Sir David Jason. In 2010 a new exhibition called "Pioneers of Aviation", funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was opened featuring the lives and achievements of Sir George Cayley, Sir Barnes Wallis, Robert Blackburn, Nevil Shute and Amy Johnson.

Principal on-site businesses include: Restaurant, Retail Shop, Fire Service, Aircraft Operation Engineering Workshops and Corporate Business Suite. The museum produces its own films and publications and is a popular location for TV and film companies. Building 1. Airborne Forces Display & No. 609 Squadron Room. Building 2. Uniform Display. Building 3. Air Gunners' Exhibition. Building 4. Archives & Reference Library. Building 5. Museum Shop. Building 7. Memorial Garden. Building 8. Museum HQ, Main Entrance. Building 9. Against the Odds - History of Bomber Command, RAF Regiment Exhibition, 77 Squadron Exhibition and Digital Astra Cinema Building 10. Elvington Corporate Room. Building 11. Museum NAAFI Restaurant. Building 12. Control Tower. Building 13. French Officers' Mess. Building 14. Airmens Billet and Station MT Display. Building 15. Royal Observer Corp. Building 16. Signal Square. Building 17. Hangar T2 Main Aircraft exhibition. Building 18. Archive & Collections Building Building 19. Handley Page Aircraft Workshop.

Building 20. Pioneer of Aviation Exhibition Second World War1937 Ford Model E 1940 "Tilly" Standard 12 hp Mkl RAF Utility Vehicle 1941 Chevrolet 4x4 CMP 1942 Austin K2 NAAFI WagonCold War 1947 Commer one and a half deck airport coach 1949 Citroen 11BL 1948 David Brown VIG.2 Aircraft Tractor 1949 David Brown VIG.3 Aircraft Tractor 1951 David Brown GP Airfield Tractor 1953 Alvis Saracen 12ton APC 1953 Austin Champ Cargo 4x4 General Purpose Vehicle 1956 Green Goddess Self Propelled Pump 1958 Commer Q4 Bikini Fire Pump Unit 1958 Lansing Aircraft Carrier Type Tug 1959 Daimler Ferret ASC MK.2/3/7 1966 Chieftain Main Battle Tank 1970 Douglas P3 nuclear aircraft 25 tonne tug 1971 Pathfinder Fire Engine 35ton 1972 TACR2 Range Rover - 6 wheeled fast response fire unit 1974 GMC 6 wheeled fast response airfield fire truck 1976 Dennis Mercury 17.5 tonne aircraft tug The following is a list of aircraft on display at the Yorkshire Air Museum. Pioneers1853 Replica George Cayley Glider 1903 Replica Wrigh

Coppola family tree

The Coppola family is an Italian-American family of filmmakers and performing artists. The lineal descendants of Carmine Coppola and Italia Pennino have been nominated 23 times for an Academy Award, winning 9 times in categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score. In addition, Talia Shire's ex-husband David Shire, Sofia Coppola's ex-husband Spike Jonze, Nicolas Cage's ex-wife Patricia Arquette are Academy Award winners. Talia Shire's late husband Jack Schwartzman is the father of Oscar nominee John Schwartzman by a previous marriage. Coppola, Francis Ford. Back to Bernalda. T, December 8, 2012. Retrieved from http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/back-to-bernalda/. Coppola, Francis Ford. Back to Bernalda. T, December 8, 2012. Retrieved from http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/back-to-bernalda/