East by North East Music Project

During the February half term was the climax of a year-long East by North East Music project. East by North East is a Youth Music funded project led by GemArts, working in partnership with the Sage Gateshead, Newcastle City Council and Success4All. Young people have worked alongside regional musicians to develop their musical talents and build confidence in their own music making ability. To celebrate the achievements of the group, and the success of this project, GemArts held workshops and performances at Sage Gateshead on the 16th and 18th February 2015.

Graffiti Workshop

Graffiti Workshop

On the 16th, S4A children came together with the other four groups for a big jam session before moving on to designing their own t-shirts, learning how to graffiti, and playing with some super sized drums.

Super Sized Drums!

Super Sized Drums!

The performances that they have been working on since the beginning of the academic year took place on 18th. The S4A children named ‘Super Music’, performed a song they wrote called ‘Just Like You’. They were the first on and had some of the youngest participants of the whole group. Then it was the other four groups turn to enjoy their time in the limelight, showing off the hard work they have been doing for a whole year. Some of the children had never performed to an audience before so it was a momentous occasion!
Performance Time

Performance Time

The experience of the East by North East music project has left them all very keen to continue making music together.

East by North East

Thank you East by North East!

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