Creative workshops fill Ilford young carers’ project with the sound of music
PUBLISHED: 13:25 26 October 2016 | UPDATED: 13:38 26 October 2016
Creative half-term workshops gave young carers some much needed time out from their caring responsibilities last week.
The youngsters who attend the Indigo Young Carers project in Granville Road, Ilford - run by Barnardo’s - took part in the London-wide Create programme.
The project saw youngsters collaborate with professional musician Neil Valentine creating acoustic inspired music and explored sampling sounds using phone apps.
Create co-founder, Nicky Goulder said: ”It’s great to see how those involved come together and create their own original pieces of music.
“They can come away from the sessions and say ‘we’ve written a song’. That’s a really positive, empowering feeling.”
The three-day project ended with a musical performance of in front of family, friends and staff members.
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