Bollo Brook Youth Centre in Ealing serves some of the most vulnerable young people in London, and has been credited with saving young people from rising knife crime violence. At the heart of Bollo Brook are the Bollo Studios which is a safe space for young people to work with professional studio engineers and producers, to experiment and express themselves through music.
Sound Connections is working with Bollo Brook to explore how can the music education and youth sectors learn, share and collaborate to effectively support some of the most vulnerable young people through music?
This series of events will confront issues facing these young people, through provocation from experts and with the young people themselves. There will be space for exploration and discussion, and to hear some of the music emerging from the Studios. It will also be an opportunity to establish a community of practice for those working with young people in challenging circumstances.
Who is this for?
This online course is free to attend but if you would like to make a donation please support Bollo Brook’s Congo in the Picture crowdfunder campaign to support a grassroots youth group in the Democratic Republic of Congo who works with young people to promote peace and tolerance through music, film and debate
Young people are increasingly feeling like their voices aren’t being heard, and are becoming disenfranchised with their communities, formal education and politics. Yet young people should be at the heart of shaping policy and practice, especially when it comes to an area of particular passion for them – music.
In this session we will consider how organisations working with some of the most vulnerable young people are not only listening to, but acting on youth voice.