Tuned In

10 July 2013

Posted by Tim Fleming

Fourteen new Discover arts awards for Tuned In Cumbria!

Tuned In - Kendal and Barrow

 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.

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"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."

Senior Education Officer