North East

Jack Drum Arts have just wrapped up our week-long annual Summer School that saw a host of young performers and musicians aged 8 – 25 come together in the beautiful grounds of Auckland Castle to work alongside professional and emerging artists, and castle staff, to research, develop and perform a piece of drama with music. 

From 8th – 29th July we here at Jack Drum Arts (with support from Arts Council England, Youth Music, and DurhamWorks) played host to Rumenig Dantas, Bigato Pereira, Paijara de Xango, our maracatu de baque virado mentors from Nação do Maracatu Porto Rico. 

Using music to work with young refuggess frees us all of the language barrier.

A thank you to Youth Music

Laygate Primary School - journey towards Youth Music funding 

As Project Co-ordinator for Exchanging Notes Hartlepool I’m always looking for ways to broaden young people’s horizons. Something else I look for is new approaches to Arts Award. I have some work that I’d like to share that has achieved both of these aims.

As Project Co-ordinator for Exchanging Notes Hartlepool I’m always looking for ways to broaden young people’s horizons. Something else I look for is new approaches to Arts Award. I have some work that I’d like to share that has achieved both of these aims.

King James I Academy is a non-denominational 11-18 school (with media arts specialism) located close to the centre of
Bishop Auckland in County Durham . We aim to provide a creative and inspirational learning experience that encourages young people to achieve their full potential and to become intelligent, responsible, productive and caring adults who are well prepared for the challenges of a world full of opportunities. King James I Academy is a learning community in which all ages meet to share and develop their talents and to promote mutual respect for all people; whatever their age, gender, ability, background or beliefs.