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An evening of workshops for musicians and music teachers alike: sharing best practice and building confidence in teaching methods
with talks from Stacey Riley, David Oliver & Stewart Hardy.

 

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

Community Music Spark (CMS) is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Here is a short a short account of a journey of ideas that resulted in a song and video arising from conversations about mobile phones.  

Community Music Spark (CMS) is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people and adults with additional needs. The project supports the music delivery skills of participants, and endeavours to tackle issues of inequality through providing access to work experience and pathways to employment with an emphasis on ability and inclusivity. This is a short blog on CMS visibility and the 'social norm'. Here are some thoughts that Programme Leader Matt Sokel has shared with Steve Jinski as we restructure the CMS programme for the next stage of its development. 

A short blog discussing the use of Arts Award in a SEND setting. Community Music Spark is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It was first established in 2005.  As part of their Youth Music Fund A project they engaged as a group and as individuals with Arts Award. Through this process they were able to expand, evidence and reflect uppon their learning beyond musical engagement and into transferrable personal and social skills. 

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! 

An overview of qualitative and quantitative outcomes for our Fund A project 2015-2017

Over the first half term of the year we have been preparing for our Halloween show, the Halloween Happening. After sessions of idea formulating and rehearsals we approached the Halloween holidays and embarked on a few long days of rehearsals on site. The rehearsals went fantastically well and so we were all excited for the actual performance, which was a fantastic success.

by Adam Cogdon, EBNE Music Leader. 

East By North East is a Youth Music funded project that brings together young people, and a staff team, from diverse backgrounds, celebrating different cultures and musical genres.  The music sessions allow us to explore different tastes and develop skills in music and to build confidence together.

  • by GemArts

    Wed 20 Sep 2017 - 1 comment

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our fantastic East by North East project so far. Without the hard work of all the young people, support workers, teachers, volunteers and music leaders who have taken part and supported this work, we wouldn't be able to shout about this amazing project!

During July we had some of the world class musicians from Nacao du Maracatu Porto Rico come over to teach us both how to make drums and perform on them. Not only was this a major event taking up a great deal of our time but it was also my first event as the Jack Drum Arts Apprentice. This is a relfection of my experiences and what I experienced and learned from them, not just as a performer but also as an artist and leader.