Making Tracks

Age range: 14 - 25 | Price: Free | Project by: Irene Taylor Trust
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About Project

Making Tracks is a music project run by the Irene Taylor Trust which targets young people in London at elevated risk, including those on the fringes of the criminal justice system and those who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). We expand the horizons of these young people through an intensive workshop week, culminating in a live performance to the local community, followed up by a  series of music sessions over 4 sessions.

In the intensive project, over just 5 days, led by the Irene Taylor Trust’s project team, the young people taking part will learn how to play instruments, form a band and write their own original songs. The group will also be supported by musicians from our ex-prisoner programme  Sounding Out, who have first-hand experience of the reality of spending time in prison.

As well as performing their original songs live, the new band makes recordings of the tracks, which are then professionally mixed for a special CD for participants to share with friends and family. The tracks are also uploaded to the dedicated Making Tracks Soundcloud page.

After taking part in the 5-day intensive project, the young people will be given the opportunity to hone their new-found skills in twice-weekly sessions, over the course of which they can earn an Arts Award accreditation. The young people receive pastoral support and bespoke guidance to further development opportunities.

Central to  Making Tracks  is guiding the young people, buoyed with their raised self-confidence, on to further opportunities. Our Personal Development Co-ordinator works closely with the young people to help source suitable progression routes and development opportunities, and has recently helped young people on to courses with Oval House, National Youth Theatre, Pathways SE11 and the Roundhouse.

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In-person Support
Target Young People
Cost Free
Age of participants 14 - 25
Location 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA
Available from - to 13/12/2019-13/12/2022
No application required, simply go on the next available date.
Irene Taylor Trust

Irene Taylor Trust

35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA