Welcome to our Voices & Choices project page. Have a look at the music and film created by the young people during the project and read about the research and skill-sharing that has taken place.

This has been a Youth Music Funded project supporting children with complex needs and Children Looked After to create their own music and sounds, through improvisation and composition sessions. We aimed to work in a way and in environments where the children’s creative needs came first and they felt valued.

For more information about how we are now 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.

MUSIC from CICC

Original songs, raps and soundtracks from our young musicians

The Bat Story


 

WINDOW

Fly On Piano

Dog on the Piano

Music Production

New original tracks from South Cumbria

Research and Discussion

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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Grasmere, Heathlands and other young creators

As part of BlueJam Arts Voices and Choices project we have been working with 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. Here is artist Kate Brundrett drawing our Tuna Tree for us during a special outing to her Morland Studio.

Tuna Tree

Make A Pledge

Soundtrack made by Heathlands Group for Multicultural Bazaar Presentation, Carlisle

Penrith Improvisations

Piano duet - R & J