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

Haringey Shed

Inclusive arts organisation providing after school and holiday activities for young people ages 7-16, including theatre, band, dance and choir.

  • Organisation Type: Community / participatory arts organisation


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


Three most commonly faced challenges

Special educational needs, Economic deprivation

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

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


Roots, RnB, Reggae, Rap MC, Pop and Rock, Music theatre, Jazz & blues, Hip Hop, Gospel, Caribbean, Beatboxing, African

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Haringey Shed 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)