Boost for arts charity to help youngsters face the music
Wednesday 10th January 2018 07:15 High Peak News Posted by Adam Higgins

A local arts charity has received a funding boost to help young people throughout the High Peak bring out their musical skills. 

High Peak Community Arts have been backed by the National Foundation for Youth Music with a three-year grant which will bring musical activity to schools and community spaces across the borough.

It will signal the start of an exciting three-year project aimed at young people and the charity will also be working in Glossop, with schools and individual children, as part of it.

Youth Arts Programme Manager Sophie Mackreth said: “We are so happy to have won this grant, which will fund music at the heart of our whole youth programme, from early years to open workshops for age 8+ and new partnerships with some of our local High Schools.”

Young people can look forward to local music workshops from Easter and a chance to take part in an annual Summer School, which will produce a performing arts show for the general public.

Young participants can also submit their work for a national Arts Award and join the steering group that plans future projects.

Sophie added: “Our next job is to sit down with the steering group and choose material for the coming year – and to raise funds for any non-musical artforms we want to use!”

Anyone who wants more information about the workshops can call Sophie at High Peak Community Arts on 01663 744516 or e-mail [email protected].