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 from the Bradfield Youth Club in Peckham and Element, an organisation that works with young care leavers and asylum seekers in Southwark.
The sessions were a great success. Maeve from Element told us:
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the workshop yesterday! The group learnt a lot (as did I!) and it was great to have a space to make something together……I’ve known all the young people in the group for a year and rarely hear them speak in their mother tongues. There’s such a focus on (unaccompanied asylum-seeking children learning English, and little else in school/college. We run arts projects as a way to introduce different art mediums and support the development of young people’s skills. More than this though, we think it’s crucial for young people to have a space to explore what’s important to them and their identity. The group yesterday shared songs from their home countries- Sudan and Eritrea- and we made a track with vocals in Tigrinya, Arabic and Fur. “
We look forward to working more with these organisations in the future.
These sessions were very kindly funded by