Royal visits for two Youth Music projects
London’s Reprezent and Coventry’s Positive Youth Foundation shared an exciting start to 2018, welcoming royal guests and showcasing some amazing music-making.
Q&A with Jonny Lattimer
Songwriter and producer Jonny has worked with artists including Ellie Goulding, Tom Odell and Rag’n’Bone Man. He recently made a couple of special guest appearances at Youth Music projects to share his expertise.
A team of young musicians, creatives and activists from this project have developed an exciting social action campaign that’s using music to challenge gender-based harassment.
With Youth Music’s support, OPUS has grown to become one of the leading UK providers of music-making for young people in hospitals and healthcare settings.
Young people from the Changing Trax project in Coventry were at the heart of the city’s successful bid to become UK City of Culture for 2021.
Many of Rosewood’s students face a lot of barriers to ‘traditional’ forms of music-making. The school’s partnership with SoCo Music Project has had a hugely positive impact for everyone involved.
Bristol-based OpenUp Music has helped to transform music-making for young disabled people nationwide with its ‘Open Orchestras’ programme.
Youth Music is currently supporting a three-year national project run by CLIC Sargent for young musicians aged 16-24 who’ve had a cancer diagnosis.
Fairbeats has been working with young people from various backgrounds including refugee, asylum seeking and new migrant families since 2009.
The Power of Music is a project run by 7E Youth Academy in Birmingham. They’re a community organisation working with some of the most at-risk young people in the city.
The LSO is running a programme giving young disabled people across East London valuable opportunities to express themselves, meet new friends and make music in a group.
The Littlehampton Sounds project, run by West Sussex Music Trust, worked with a total of 160 young people across an area identified as a ‘coldspot’ for music-making opportunities.
The hub realised that opportunities for music-making in the county’s special schools were patchy at best. The resulting project is a fantastic demonstration of what musical inclusion looks like in practice.
More Music’s LYVE project gives young vocalists the chance to perform together and develop their singing skills, whatever their previous experience.
Every Youth Music project measures its impact, helping us build a unique national overview.