Young Producers is back! Don’t miss ‘Spirit of Utopia’ performance on 21st November

We’re delighted to introduce our 3 new Young Producers: Lucine, Jahanzeb and Montell. For the last few weeks they have been working together to decide on their induvial roles and the theme for their gig, which will feature other young people who, like them, have previously taken part on Making Tracks.

Lucine is taking the lead on Operations, Jahanzeb will be masterminding Communications and Montell will be the Artistic Director. Together they agreed on the theme of ‘utopia’ for the performance and decided on the title Spirit of Utopia.

Join us on Thursday 21st November at The Old Church, Stoke Newington, London:

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Spirit of Utopia is a free event, but please book as space in the venue is limited – register here.

The Old Church is one of the most interesting arts venues in London – the capital’s only surviving Elizabethan church!

The Young Producers visited the space earlier in the week so they could begin to plan how to decorate it and stage the performance. They have some great ideas to make it special and bring the theme of Utopia alive.

Montell’s reflection: 

“I feel that today was really good because we got to see one of the oldest standing churches in England and got to see the cool and exciting design and building.  We also had a nice talk about classical music with the Southbank Centre. Plus, at the church I got to play the organ.”  

Lucine’s reflection:

“After visiting the venue we had more scope to work with!  I felt I was better able to chair our discussion, keep things on track and listen to everyone’s ideas. We seem to have a finalised concept and contingency.  I feel more prepared and ready to begin putting things together.  The venue manager was super helpful, he answered all our questions well and offered some great décor.” 

Jahanzeb’s reflection (audio clip below): 

 

Young Producers is supported by The London Community Foundation ‘ESDF Saving London Lives’

Making Tracks in Newham

We’re very excited to be back in Newham, East London, this week, working with a group of young people towards their first live performance as a new band on Thursday!

 

RSVP to projects@irenetaylortrust.com to attend.

What an Incredible Night! Young Producers Present: ‘Summer Awakening’

Last night’s gig was fantastic! The Super-band made up of Lou-marie, Muqzz, Ola, RT, Emma, Tru-Star, Gary, Ian and Chris performed 4 super new tracks, ‘Silent but Deadly‘, ‘I Don’t Wanna Hear It‘, ‘Mental Machine Gunner‘, and ‘Stars‘. We were also treated to amazing spoken word pieces by RT & King Ahmed, as well as an explosive solo set by Pedro. Congratulations to everyone who performed!

Time Change for Making Tracks at the Community Trust

Join us next month as we take our Making Tracks programme back to South London, working in partnership with the Community Trust for the first time.

This project is possible thanks to support from the National Foundation for Youth Music, the Walcot Foundation, the Mercers’ Company Charity, St James’s Place Foundation and the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.

We’d love for you to join us to enjoy a performance of original music, written and played by the young people, on Thursday 6th April at 5.30pm.

This is a FREE event, but if you would like to attend, please RSVP to projects@irenetaylortrust.com

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VISITING INFORMATION

Venue: The Community Trust, 21 Aytoun Place, London, SW9 0TE
Nearest stations are;
Stockwell (underground, Victoria Line, Northern Line) – 10 minute walk
Brixton (rail) – 12 minute walk
Brixton (underground, Victoria Line) – 13 minute walk
Loughborough Junction (rail) – 15 minute walk

Making Tracks at the Marcus Lipton Youth Centre

Next month we’re excited to be taking our Making Tracks programme back to South London, working in partnership with the Marcus Lipton Youth Centre. This project is possible thanks to support from the National Foundation for Youth Music, the Mercers’ Company Charity, Peter Minet Trust, St James’s Place Foundation and the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.

We’d love for you to join us to enjoy a performance of original music, written and played by the young people, on Thursday 23 March at 7.30pm.

This is a FREE event, but if you would like to attend, please RSVP to projects@irenetaylortrust.com

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VISITING INFORMATION

Venue: Marcus Lipton Youth Centre, Minet Road, London, London, SW9 7UH

Nearest stations are;

Loughborough Junction (rail) – 6 minute walk

Brixton (rail) – 14 minute walk

Brixton (underground, Victoria Line) – 16 minute walk

Young Producers is a new project for young people who have taken part in Making Tracks, supported by the Arts Patron Trust. Our first 2 Young Producers are collaborating to put on a gig involving other young people and will be blogging about the process. We’re all so excited to be running this progression route for the first time with Helen and Johnny. 

Young Producers present: Artistry Breakthrough

An evening of eight performers/ artists collaborating for the first time creating original music to perform as a ‘super band’ and individually.

2nd March 2017 7-11pm
Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 7:30pm

Haunt, 182 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7UY

Find the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/249630915483262/

Click attending on the event or RSVP to projects@irenetaylortrust.com

Read Helen and Johnny’s blogs here: https://makingtracks.net/latest-news/ – “I personally find it quite hard to look into the future, but i can’t think of a better reason to do so, and push myself, out of my comfort zone.”

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Making Tracks makes a noise in East London

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This May we’re excited to be taking our Making Tracks programme to East London for the first time, working in partnership with the Prince’s Trust Get Started Programme, Morgan Stanley Centre in Poplar. We’re able to extend the programme to East London thanks to support from Arts Council England, the London Community Foundation, Comic Relief Dispossessed Fund, and The Mercers’ Company.

We’d love for you to join us to enjoy a performance of original music, written and played by young people from East London on Friday 13th May at 6pm.

Over just 5 days, led by The Irene Taylor Trust’s project team, the young people taking part will learn how to play instruments, form a band and write their own original songs. After taking part in the intensive project, the young people will be given the opportunity to hone their new-found skills in series of special follow-on sessions. Suitable progression routes and further development opportunities for the individual young people will be identified by our Personal Development Manager.

If you would like to attend, please email: jake@irenetaylortrust.com 
VISITING INFORMATION

Venue: The Prince’s Trust, Morgan Stanley Centre, 124 St Paul’s Way, London E3 4QA

Nearest stations are;

Devons Road, DLR (9 minute walk)

Mile End, Central/ District/ Hammersmith & City lines (15 minute walk)

Bus routes 309 and 323 stop near the centre.