Wear Making Music’ follows on the heels of our previous successful Youth Music programme – ‘Free Range, Home Grown – Music for the Dales’, and is drawn-up in response to our findings and experience delivering musical activities and training in rural South West Durham.

Wear Making Music is a diverse programme of regular music-making activities, holiday projects and master-classes for young people up to 25 years in South West Durham. Delivered by local music leaders and guest musicians, sessions cater for both entry level and more experienced young musicians, offering opportunities for progression whilst building confidence and self-esteem. The majority of sessions take place at the JDA space at St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Church Hill, Crook, DL15 9DN

Sessions are delivered by artists on Jack Drum Arts’ staff (Laura Emerson, James Lane, Mike Daynes), local freelance musicians, and world-class guest artists and project mentors (including but not exclusively – Hannabiell Sanders - USA, Yilis Del Carmen Suriel – Dominican Republic, Nik Alevroyiannis – UK, The Baghdaddies – UK, Moises Lama – Brazil, Nacao Porto Rico – Brazil, Holly Prest of Global Grooves – UK)

Our current programme is comprised of -

Jack Drum Juniors 4:00  5:30pm, St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Mondays throughout term-time £4 per session

Creative Performance – 6.30pm – 8.30pm, St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Mondays throughout term-time £4 per session

2-hour weekly sessions in Crook for young people aged 11-25 facilitating the exploration and development of skills pertaining to the use of music alongside other creative modes of expression, including theatre, film, song writing, radio drama, music videos, sound installations.

World Music – 5.30pm – 8.30pm, St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Thursdays throughout term-term £3 per session
3 hour weekly World Music-making session for young people of all ages and their families to engage in music-making activities to promote wellbeing and intergenerational community cohesion. Sessions focus on Brazilian Samba and Maracatu percussion. Each session to be divided into ‘beginners’, and ‘advanced’ to support all musicians from entry to performance-level. The group has a thriving performance schedule at local festivals and events, as well as further afield.

Cuttlefish Orchestra – 4:30pm – 7:30pm, St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Fridays throughout term-time £4 per session
Wear Valley based 3-hour weekly sessions to develop 13 - 25 year old young people's musician skills in a rock band environment. The activity is young person-led, with space being provided for participants to take a lead on music genre, styles etc. The group is given regular opportunities to perform and workshop new techniques within the group and beyond. Please note that this session does assume some prior knowledge and skill level with an instrument to maximise the effectivness of the sessions.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information

Tel: 01388 765002

Youth Music are a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. They believe everyone should have the chance to make music. Their projects help young people develop musically, of course, but they have personal and social outcomes too. They know that those facing difficulties - economic problems, lifelong conditions, tough circumstances or behavioural issues - are often the ones who get the most out of music-making. Youth Music offers meaningful chances to young people in complicated situations. www.youthmusic.org.uk

Harambee Pasadia is an Afro-Fusion Music & Dance Festival celebrating African cultural diaspora in the North East of England. www.harambeepasadia.com
It is organised annually by Hannabiell Sanders and Yilis Del Carmen Suriel , front-women of ‘Hannabiell and Midnight Blue’ www.hannabiell.com/hannabiell--midnight-blue.html

Jack Drum Arts

E: info@jackdrum.co.uk
T: 44 (0) 1388 765002

St Cuthbert’s Centre
Church Hill, Crook,
County Durham,
DL15 9DN

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