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Mapping music in London
Sound Connections has carried out extensive research and mapping of non-formal music provision for children and young people in challenging circumstances in the London region. The study has been carried out as part of the Musical Inclusion programme funded by Youth Music from 2012-14 with the aim of identifying London’s ‘cold spots’ – those areas where there are limited or no opportunities for young people to make music and where challenging circumstances stop them from accessing such opportunities where they do exist.
Our research has drawn together data on the major sources of publicly funded non-formal music provision from 2005-12, and provides an overview of the current landscape until 2014. The data covers investment by Sound Connections, Youth Music, the Greater London Authority and Arts Council England. This has been correlated with the wards demonstrating the highest levels of multiple deprivation across London.
Following consultation with the key stakeholders above, as well as AND and FMS, we have identified five highest priority ‘cold spot’ areas which exhibit both a lack of historic and current provision, as well as the highest deprivation in the capital. These are:
– Haringey (Tottenham) and Enfield (Edmonton)
– Barking & Dagenham
– Croydon bordering Bromley
– Ealing (Southall and Hanwell) with additional spots in Hounslow and Hillingdon
– South Brent and North Hammersmith
Sound Connections will deliver strategic projects in each ‘cold spot’ area. The research will also inform our Innovate programme which is launched this week and which will incubate and develop ten new music projects across London.
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,
- Experience hands on child-initiated music making with John Webb @KintorewayNS on 21 June #LEYMN #earlyyears… https://t.co/z1dLeVpoIZ,
- Next @MusicExLondon TeachMeet, May 4 'Building a dept from the bottom up: A musical vision' thanks @listermusicdept… https://t.co/66RHCEPzrn,
- Uniqueness of three orgs coming together on one project. @Seriouslive @lsostlukes Discovery and @hackneymusic Shari… https://t.co/Vo3riyQGEC,
- Chris Mackin from Ickburgh School - working w @hmdtmusic @lsostlukes @hackneymusic - just finished project for… https://t.co/amvFPJi8e5,
- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
- "Collaboration is vital defence to reduction of our provision as music educators. Think about schools,… https://t.co/s71tsbVMum,
- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,