Welcome to our Voices & Choices project page. Here you can learn what the project is about and keep up to date with the workshops and activities through our blog posts. This is a Youth Music Funded project that supports children with complex needs and Children Looked After to create their own music and sounds, through improvisation and composition sessions. We aim to work in a way and in environments where the children’s creative needs come first and they feel valued. For more information about how we are working in lockdown mode, please get in touch. Also see our posts on Youth Music’s Network website.

Videos from our workshop with Children in Care Council

Part of our Voices and Choices Project. Video created with the Cumbrian Children in Care Council.

Part of our Voices and Choices Project. Video created with the Cumbrian Children in Care Council.

Part of our Voices and Choices Project. Video created with the Cumbrian Children in Care Council.

Catch up with our projects

Gamelan refresher session

We had a really useful training session on September 17th with Sarah Kekus for leaders interested in facilitating our family/bubble gamelan/healing sessions. Although some of...
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CPD: Further Questions to Explore

In synesthesia you can’t differentiate the experience of colour and other sensory input. In dyslexia, phonological awareness is a key struggle: not being able to...
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The Tuna Tree

As part of BlueJam Arts Voices and Choices project we have been working with a small group of 5 participants from Grasmere Class at North Lakes School, all of whom have complex learning difficulties. We have been working with a poet who is layering our words over our music, with everything we are doing themed around trees.