Marc Bolan School of Music
Makenni, Sierra Leone
We were delighted to be invited by the Light of Love Foundation UK to design a school of Music in Sierra Leone. Gloria Jones, the 1970s singer and songwriter, Marc Bolan’s partner and co-founder of the Light of Love Foundation UK.
The project was officially unveiled to the public in February 2015. Please click here to refer to the video footage of the event.
Lanre Falase, Architect, Bolans Architects, revealed the plans for the school and highlighted the unique design. He said, “We are delighted to have been chosen to design the plans for the Marc Bolan School of Music in Sierra Leone. The school has been designed with community in mind, using a creative structure to enhance the practicalities of each room, including an open-air amphitheatre. The materials recommended are practical, functional and sensitive to the surroundings. The school will be a wonderful place for the children to learn.”
The school will include an outdoor amphitheatre, outdoor film school, music rooms, musical instruments, classrooms, an outdoor community cinema and a library.
The school has been designed with locally sourced materials to encourage local involvement.
Supporting the cause is Bolans Architects, based in South London, who revealed the plans and designs for the school which will include an outdoor film school, music rooms, musical instruments, classrooms, a community cinema and a library.
Gloria Jones said, “I am passionate about bringing the chance to embrace music and dance to the most vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised people, in a place that I hold so fondly in my heart, Sierra Leone, West Africa. We need to raise over £40,000 to build the school and to support The British Red Cross to help them continue to fight the Ebola crisis.”
The Light of Love Foundation has launched a fundraising website at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-marc-bolan-school-of-music.
For more information about the school, visit www.marcbolanschool.com.