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


Fairbeats! provides inclusive music sessions at refugee community organisations in London. These creative sessions singing, song writing; ukulele and fife instrumental sessions and band.


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


Three most commonly faced challenges

Refugee, English as a second language, Asylum Seeker

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Bromley, Greenwich, Kingston upon Thames, Lewisham, Southwark
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Mentoring, Music and movement, Performance, Untuned percussion, Vocal


African, Folk, Pop and Rock, Western Classical

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Fairbeats! are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Fairbeats!:

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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)