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Future Collaborations Summer School

Searching for something to keep you busy this summer? Explore your musical talent and develop new skills at our Future Collaborations Summer School!

This August, we are delighted to be opening our doors to welcome budding musicians, artists, singers and rappers of all genres to our Future Collaborations Summer School. 

It’s the first programme of its kind in South Shields, offering young people aged 14-25 access to free music tuition and the chance to work with award-winning songwriters, DJs, composers and producers.

You’ll get hands-on experience creating, writing, playing and recording your music. You’ll also become part of our Future Collaborations band, where you’ll meet like-minded people and get to immerse yourself in live performances.

This year’s Summer School will take place from August – September at the following locations:

Ages 14 – 18
Tuesdays: 4.00pm – 6.00pm at Pop Recs, Sunderland
Wednesdays: 10.00am – 12.00pm at 88-90 Fowler Street, South Shields
Fridays: 10.00am – 12.00pm at Bunker Studios, Sunderland

Ages 14-18 (SEND Group)
Mondays: 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Westoe Crown Community Hub, South Shields
Saturdays: 2.00pm – 3.30pm at The Kayaks, Mortimer Community Centre

Age 18-25 Group
Wednesday: 1.00pm – 3.00pm at 88-90 Fowler Street, South Shields
Friday: 1.00pm – 3.00pm at 88-90 Fowler Street, South Shields

All backgrounds, abilities and musical interests are welcome, and no prior experience or music tuition is required.

Future Collaborations Project Lead Andrew Coiley said: The project is helping so many young adults and is very inspiring. It seems to attract a variety of people, whether they are beginners learning a musical instrument or intermediate players looking to hone their skills. But there is another side to this course that is very special, it is the young adults who have been attending regularly, who may have learning difficulties, mental health challenges such as anxiety or depression, or any other issue that may affect them, who are gaining the most out of this by being around others, making new friends and getting a chance to express themselves through music by learning and performing – it is great to see”.

Future Collaborations Summer School is backed by Youth Music, thanks to the National Lottery via Arts Council England.

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