North East Regional Discussion Group

Jack Drum Arts’ ‘Wear Making Music’ Youth Music programme took to the forest for an evening of mythological magic and mayhem!

The Kithara Project is a collective of guitarists working to promote the guitar and with it, to create, perform, educate, engage, and empower in socially responsible ways in Mexico and the USA.

It’s Connections time again! And this year we’ve discovered a whole new literary genre – ‘Cli-Fi’. It’s a little but like Sci-Fi in that it takes place in the future, and it’s got a lot of ‘speculative fiction’, but it’s all about what could happen in the future as a result of climate change. ‘How topical!’ I hear you cry, and yes, you’re right – that’s why we picked it! 

It’s Connections time again! And this year we’ve discovered a whole new literary genre – ‘Cli-Fi’. It’s a little but like Sci-Fi in that it takes place in the future, and it’s got a lot of ‘speculative fiction’, but it’s all about what could happen in the future as a result of climate change. ‘How topical!’ I hear you cry, and yes, you’re right – that’s why we picked it! 

Some thoughts on my work as Resident Musician at The Link CiC.

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    Tue 25 Jul 2017

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Members of 'Runaway Samba' and Jack Drum Arts staff traveled to Recife, Brazil, to learn all about Maracatu from world class players 'Nação Porto Rico!

"Got What It Takes?" are looking for 11-14 year budding popstars to apply for the hit CBBC show

Calling all performers, live music venues and volunteers! Make Music Day UK is coming on Wed 21 June.

Make Music Day is an international celebration which first started in France in 1982 and now takes place in over 120 countries and 750 cities across the world. Make Music Day UK aims to turn the country into a stage, and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

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    Fri 4 Nov 2016 - 1 comment

I am looking for parents, carers and teachers of children with Autism who are willing to take part in anonymous questionnaire

Great news - Jackass Youth Theatre have been chosen once again to take part in the National Theatre’s Connections Programme! The project sees youth theatres from around the country performing one of 12 specially commissioned scripts written for young people by successful industry professions.

On Monday 11th Jackass Youth Theatre took part in a 4-hour evening workshop at Jack Drum Arts with renowned storyteller Nick Hennessey, as part of the Highlights cultural events programme. The aim was to introduce the young people to the art of storytelling, focussing on stories from the North and the incorporation of music, movement, and rhythm into performance.