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

Soundcastle

We initiate and run creative music-making projects for young people and families in community settings. These are accessible for all ages and ability levels, and can include Arts Award provision. We also offer training and consultancy in creative music faciliation for practitioners and organisations.

  • Organisation Type: Social enterprise

Email: jenni@soundcastle.co.uk

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Three most commonly faced challenges

English as a second language, Economic deprivation

Age of participants

0-14

Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Camden, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Music and movement, Performance, Research, Untuned percussion, Vocal, Youth leadership

Genres

Other non-Western, Flexible and participant-led

Participants Recruited From

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

Participants Referred To

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

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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)