Beautiful Ideas Company ’s Banging Pans Girls and Young Women Music and creative-skills development programme offered 80 disadvantaged yp aged 15-18 and 15 emerging female musicians aged 16-25 living in and around the Liverpool City Region opportunities to participate in excellent, ground-breaking music-making activity; enabled them to recognise their strengths, resilience and potential and platformed their creative expression and supported them to develop relevant next-stage career-focused activities including workshop leadership, mentoring and performance opportunities.
Ali ,17 participant The Hive :' I got to meet multiple women in the industry.. one of the women a songwriter really opened my eyes to how broad song writing is - it really helped me to develop my own lyrics and style. What I wanted out of the course was to gain more confidence and I have..'
'I loved working with GYW exclusively, creating a safe environment for them to try new things, learn new skills, be creative, connect with other GYW and most of all, express their thoughts and ideas freely. It was great to watch individuals stepping out of their shell and trying new things, such as learning how to play a simple beat on the drums, putting ideas into a form to create a catchy song or performing in front of a live audience for the first time. Of course my greatest joy in workshop/course situations is always watching people’s confidence grow and witnessing the enjoyment of achievements.' Meike - lead music tutor's reflective feedback
Lizzie Watts - The Hive Senior Youth worker : 'Something that I really loved was the young people's enthusiasm for the project. I think they really got a lot out of it... and being involved in (BP) was quite a big thing for them.'
Participants went on to placements with Liverpool International Music Festival; Threshold Festival and Carla Marie’s songwriting masterclasses at LIPA, part of the All My Girls Tour and the RISE Programme. See participants' creative diaries outlining organisations they've gained placements/mentoring opportunities with and/or evidence of research undertaken re:possible placements/signposting opportunities
'The song writing masterclass with Clare Marie was an insightful day, Clare engaged with the participants and kept it light, fun and also informative'. Mathilde - participant
'I came away knowing a lot more about the industry and new ways of creating songs. I'm excited to get friends together and start collaborating. Thank youuu' - Naomi - participant