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

Southbank Sinfonia

Side-by-side orchestral mentoring schemes, free schools’ concerts for KS2, passenger seats performance opportunities and in-school composition workshops culminating in performances.

  • Organisation Type: Orchestra


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Three most commonly faced challenges

Looked after, Mental health problems, Sensory impaired

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Mentoring, Performance, Untuned percussion, Vocal


Contemporary classical, Western Classical

Participants Recruited From

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

Participants Referred To

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

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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)