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We've Still Got the Beat

We’ve Still Got the Beat will support young people of different ages and abilities in Northumberland to co-create a variety of music. Led by young people alongside talented musicians, they will share and experiment with visiting artists. Young people will join online jams to create and share their own music, lyrics and visuals.

We’ve Still Got the Beat is an online music project responding to COVID-19 for young people from Northumberland feeling isolated from their friends. This has been made possible with thanks to support from the Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner Corona Response Fund.

Musician led sessions will run at 4pm every Wednesdays from 17 June to 22 July 2020.

GET IN TOUCH…if you’re aged 11-25 and live in Northumberland or have young people from Northumberland interested.

For weekly programme details and how to get online simply email Beth to save a virtual spot! Choose to come to one session or all of them.

Alternatively, message us on Facebook or text/call Beth on 07988115427 (9am-5pm, Mon-Thurs). If you like, you can complete ‘Discover’ Arts Award by taking part in this programme. Find out more about Arts Award here

No worries if you can’t join in LIVE for the sessions - we’d still love to hear the lockdown jams from across Northumberland!

Email them over to Beth.

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We will upload what is being made every week.

Helix Arts will continue to build connectionswith partners in Northumberland to best reach out to young people they work with - especially those most at risk of isolation and disconnection, including young carers, young people at risk of offending and young adults with disabilities.

We’ve Still Got the Beat builds on Helix Arts’ long history with Cramlington Voluntary Youth project and the previous successes - Youth Melody’ (2013-2015), and digital music-making project ‘Off the Beat’ (2016-18) and more recently ‘We got the Beat’ (2018-2019), which involved a music residential with artists Paddy Villiers-Stuart. Beccy Owen and Georgia Turnbull in Kielder.

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