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Meet some of our New Artists

Towards the end of 2019, we put the feelers out to find some more musicians to add to our already impressive roster of professional artists. Our artists are the ones doing the work on the ground - they go in to prisons and community centres to inspire, enable, motivate and...

Finding Rhythms works with Essex Violence & Vulnerabilities Unit

  During February and March 2020, we partnered with Essex Violence and Vulnerabilities Unit - part of Essex CRC (Community Rehabilitation Company) to deliver a series of 3 projects aimed at engaging ex-gang members and those at risk of gang violence within HMP Chelmsford. The last of these projects was finished...

‘Let’s Get Free’ from HMP Chelmsford

  In January 2020, we embarked on our second project at HMP Chelmsford in Essex.  Ran by three of our accomplished musicians Joe Newman, Jihad Darwish and Kenny Baraka, the project resulted in a fantastic  10 track album entitled 'Let's Get Free' and enabled 7 men to achieve a BTEC in...

Finding Rhythms Taster Session for Young People in Peckham

  During February half term 2020, we ran a taster session at Mountview - a performing arts school in Peckham, South London - to introduce some local organisations and young people to Finding Rhythms and show them what we do.   Finding Rhythms musicians, Robin Harris and Rob Bradley worked with young people...

We’re Recruiting for a Business Director

Our brilliant Business Director Clare is moving on to pastures new and we need to find someone to fill her shoes.   About the role of Business Director We are looking for a self-motivated, entrepreneurial fundraiser and multi-tasker to lead Finding Rhythms into its next phase of development. You will be responsible for...

Finding Rhythms At Rugby Portobello Trust Community Centre

L-R Aron Kyne (project leader), Shanel, Tianna (participants)   During the 2019 Summer school holidays (July - August), we ran a project with Rugby Portobello Trust, a Youth and Community Centre in West London, just a stone's throw from Grenfell Tower. The project engaged 11 local young people in music workshops over...

Finding Rhythms Supporter Event – October 2019

  In early October another eclectic group of Finding Rhythms supporters gathered at the offices of Premier Communications, where they were treated to songs by three of our recent learners on projects at Rugby Portobello Trust and Only Connect. This was our second informal showcase of the year, and like the first...

We’re recruiting for new Music Practitioners

We are looking for a number of freelance musician-educators to work on our acclaimed group music projects in prisons and community/youth settings. To be eligible you must be able to demonstrate at least TWO of the following:   ● Exceptional professional musicianship ● Music engineering skills (Ableton Live / Logic Pro), with extensive...

Finding Rhythms at HMP Thameside – August 2019

  In August 2019, one of our artists - guitarist and musical director Joe Newman worked as a project leader over 6 days of workshops  at HMP Thameside prison in South East London.  Below he tells us about his experience leading the project..   "This was only my second project with the charity...

Finding Rhythms tracks win 21 Koestler Awards

  The 2019 Koestler Award winners were announced on 29 August 2019 and we are delighted to announce that 21 of those winners are tracks that were made on Finding Rhythms projects.   The winning tracks were made in five different prisons. Each track was made in the course of one of our 36-hour recording...

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