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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

Club Soda

We are an organisation that supports people with learning disabilities to get involved in the arts. Our activities are for young people and adults. We provide opportunities in music, DJing, acting, filmmaking, art, radio photography and more. We also run some of London’s most popular integrated live events.

  • Organisation Type: Community / participatory arts organisation


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Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation


Education Skills and Training Deprivation: low SATS/GCSEs & low uptake post 16; Health Deprivation and Disability: the impairment of quality of life by poor health (mental & physical); Employment Deprivation: involuntary exclusion from the labour market; Income Deprivation: deprivation related to low income

Three most commonly faced challenges

Special educational needs, Physically disabled, Mental health problems

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, DJ/MC, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Mentoring, Music and movement, Performance, Training, Vocal


Pop and Rock, Rap MC, Reggae, RnB

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Club Soda are recruited from:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)