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

Good Vibrations

We run week-long courses where groups of 20 people learn to play a gamelan orchestra from scratch. They compose, conduct, improvise, put on a concert and produce a CD. The course develops life and work skills linked to desistance from crime. We work with offenders, people experiencing mental illness and other vulnerable members of the community.

  • Organisation Type: Community / participatory music organisation

Email: katy@good-vibrations.org.uk

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

76-100%

Three most commonly faced challenges

Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), Mental health problems, Young offender

Age of participants

16-25

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

Training, Technology, Performance, Improvisation, Composition/songwriting

Genres

Other non-Western, Western Classical, Pop and Rock, Hip Hop, Indonesian gamelan

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Good Vibrations are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Good Vibrations:

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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: Gov.uk - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)