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

Heart n Soul

Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company. We believe in the talents and power of people with learning disabilities. We provide creative spaces for disabled and non-disabled artists and participants to come together and develop and share their ideas. Creative sessions, including music, take place once a month on a Saturday for young people aged 10-25 with learning disabilities.

  • 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, Physically disabled, Sensory impaired

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Greenwich, Islington, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, DJ/MC, Improvisation, Mentoring, Music and movement, Performance, Technology, Vocal, Youth Leadership


Beatboxing, Dance electronic, Garage, Hip Hop, Pop and Rock, Rap MC, Reggae, RnB

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Heart n Soul are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Heart n Soul:

Young Researcher Case Study - Lilly

Lilly used her case study to profile Kali – an artist and performer from Heart n Soul – and showcases Kali’s progression journey in this film.

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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)