I have delivered on Pedestrian’s Concept project with different groups including young people from the LGBT centre, looked after children and young people with SEND. The above video is an interview with young people from Leicester LGBT Centre who took part in Concept. I facilitated lyric writing and creative music sessions to support them to compose music about superhero cats, transitioning and a rap about America.
“Concept is based around a week-long studio residency with an ethos of artists and young people as collaborators and co-producers of an original EP with a shared concept, character or theme. Young people write original lyrics, make original music and record their own tracks. They then continue their artistic development over the following weeks as a bridge to regular participation. The project will be hosted at venues in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.”
For five years, I have been employed as a freelance tutor for Pedestrian charity delivering projects spanning music, arts/crafts, writing, career development and business to diverse, vulnerable groups incl. looked after children, young carers, vulnerable adults, SEND, young offenders, behaviour difficulties, hard to reach areas and more.
“Pedestrian seek to pioneer the potential of communities experiencing barriers to progression, building core skills and broadening horizons to promote a vision of a collaborative and inclusive and inclusive society.”