The first phase of Tuned In workshops went really well with workshops in Kendal and Barrow and Liverpool.
There was a celebration event in Barrow in May when Arts Awards were given out.
In Cumbria fourteen young people have achieved their Discover Arts Award and one young person has also achieved her bronze.
We'd like to congratulate all the young people who took part.
In Liverpool twelve young people have achieved their Discover awards, well done to them too!
This project is now complete.
Congratulations to all the young people who achieved their Arts Awards, (twenty-seven in all), and thanks for participating.
Also, a huge thank you to all the staff who worked on the project: our talented team of artists and workers from the three Children's Services who took part, Cumbria, Liverpool & Sandwell.
Summer music workshops in Sandwell and Liverpool. If you are a young person who is looked after in either of these areas and are interested in coming along, email us and we'll put you in touch so you can get there. See you there!
We had a great response to our highly energetic Tuned In music sessions for looked after children in Kendal and Barrow. The group created a wealth of material including songs about Aliens, cartoon animations with backing tracks and dance routines set to newly composed music.
Big thanks to the staff from Sedbergh Drive and our team of musicians also to all the young people that came along to create, share and have fun.
Our final session was a celebration with a screening of all the visual pieces created and we listened to the music created too. It's always brilliant to see finished creations and to be with a group so respectful of each other’s projects. We’re delighted to announce that all the young people involved have gained their Arts Award Discover, that’s fourteen new arts awards! Well done to all.
Our fabulous trainee artist Adele has also achieved her Bronze Arts Award.
Tuned In is our multi-regional project that includes music programmes in Cumbria, Sandwell and Liverpool. If you are interested in finding out more, or are a young looked after person or an adult that cares for a looked after young person and would like to join in please email us.
"Bringing together looked after children as a group in this way is unique. It allows them to use the arts explore issues related to being in care in a totally new way, with quite extraordinary results."