Posts Tagged ‘creative expression’

Think you’re what’s missing on the music scene?

Well if  you belt out songs, rap or mix and you’re 16-25 then this is the opportunity for you!

Barclaycard Unwind and Choice FM have teamed up to give you your first step towards a career in the music industry. “Music Potential” gives you the chance to learn from the very best with free workshops on music production, mixing, film making and vocal skills.

Those with the most music potential will be assessed by a panel of judges and if  selected will take part in an exclusive 30 hour DJ course earning an accredited qualification! The six with the most potential then get the chance to take part in a week long work experience placement with Global Radio, Europe’s largest commercial radio company.

Excited yet? You should be!

When: Wednesday 26th January

Sessions: 11am-1pm, 1.30pm-3.30pm,4pm-6pm

Where:  Venue in Shoreditch

For more information contact : or call 0207 054 8836

Go on, realise your music potential!

Aged 13-16 and living in Croydon? Would you like to learn how to express yourself using song, rap or spoken word?
Every Saturday from 2pm-4pm at Thornton Heath library in the HeadSpace area you can come and join the free Express Yourself workshops with performance poet, rapper and writer The Leano and turn your thoughts into lyrical poems.
Whether your melodies are inspired by hip hop, pop or folk these free sessions will help you develop your own personal style and flow.

Use these sessions to explore your identity – who are you?  Where are your roots?  Are you a different person depending on who you are with?  How important is that past and where your family came from?

Location: HeadSpace, Thornton Heath Library, 190 Brigstock Road CR7 7JB

Saturdays: 2pm- 4pm

Cost: FREE!

To sign up visit the Express Yourself Facebook Page or email Davina at

“…it’s spoken word, its rap, its storytelling, its music

I was asked to speak on behalf of The 4WD Foundation with the wonderful Captain Sam Conniff of Livity at this Summer’s Channel 4 Education Conference on “What you really need to know, but never never learn at school“.

Sam and I combined our knowledge and experiences that have come from working with young people who aren’t in education, employment or training (NEET) to present the huge impact that educational irrelevance has on these young people. We also spoke about how unhelpful and isolating acronyms like ‘NEET’ are.

Here are some of the main insights that we shared: (more…)