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