Archived projects

Refugee Week
Refugee Week 16 - 22 June 2014 Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.  Music...

Reel Lives Shanghai - Teaching Resource DVD
Reel Lives Shanghai is a cross-curricular, interactive, global citizenship DVD for primary school teachers. Over an hour's footage shot on location in Shanghai, an image library, teachers' guide and related KS2 activities and resources. Presented...

Margate Tales and Tunes
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we engaged around 50 young people from Margate, Kent in the summer of 2015. Staff took children on day-trips to exciting heritage locations across the town. We were welcomed by staff at the newly opened heritage theme...

Composed: Moving on Up - Skillnet
Music for Change partnered with Skillnet CIC on the Composed: Moving on Up Project from 2013 - 2015. We worked with young people in challenging circumstances, supporting them to gain skills in the planning delivery and leading of music workshops. The...

Events Programme 2014
In 2014 Music for Change delivered a diverse programme of high quality music events in Kent.  Our summer event in Canterbury saw performances from excellent groups including She'Koyokh, the Kalakuta Millionaires and the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band (the...

#TheBeat Project - NSPCC
In August 2014, NSPCC held a 2 day music residency to engage young people creatively with music. The project was run by Music for Change artists Kevin Davidson and Yiannis Zaronis. Young people were recruited to the project from an online competition...

Inspire
INSPIRE is a Kent Schools’ Education Olympics Legacy Programme to ensure that the momentum from the London 2012 Games is maintained and to maximise the clear benefits that this brought to education. In 2014, as part of the INSPIRE Culture Strand...

Music in the Square
Funded by Awards for All and Community First, we worked in Cliftonville, Margate for 12 weekends, bringing fun and inclusive musical activity to residents. We engaged participants from diverse cultural backgrounds and encouraged people to play music with...

Global Sounds 2013
Music for Change's annual world music event, Global Sounds, took place on the 26th of August. The event was a community-spirited, family-friendly celebration of music from around the world and was free to audiences.There were superb perfomances from a...

Mini Music Makers and Little Music Makers
Funded by Grants for the Arts and Youth Music, we delivered a programme of music workshops across Kent from January - December 2012. Working in 32 pre-schools and 16 Children's Centres, we delivered over 360 hours of music for around 1500 children ages...

Organisational Development
In 2012 we undertook work on organisational development after securing funding from Grants for the Arts, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Canterbury Arts Council. The project started in April 2012 and finished in November 2012. We recruited a consultant,...

Olympic workshops
Music for Change is delivering workshops and projects based around the Olympic Games and Values. Workshops can be tailored to encompass a range of topics across the curriculum and will include an emphasis on Olympic and Paralympic Values: respect,...

Roots, Boots and R'n'B
In celebration of Black History Month 2010, Music for Change delivered this free project for 8-16 year olds in partnership with Medway Council’s Arts Development Team. The workshops took place at The Brook Theatre and were led by Music for Change’s...

Big and Small Music Makers
Music for Change's Big and Small Music Makers project ran from January 2010 - January 2011. It was funded by Canterbury Coastal and City & Country Local Children's Services Partnerships (LCSPs). The positive effect of music making in the early years...

Weekend Arts Centre
Music for Change piloted the Weekend Arts Centre in 2010. The project, for children ages 6-16, took place on Saturday mornings from 10am -1pm during term time. Children enjoyed a variety of different workshops and took part in activities such as singing,...

Sing Up
Sing Up is a government funded programme which has the ambition to make singing central to young childrens' lives-in primary schools, the home and the wider community. This was launched nationally on November 21st 2007.

Singing Histories
The Music for Change Singing Histories song book features both traditional and original folk songs by Kentish folk artists including: Bob Kenward Sue Hudson Sue Watson Stuart Pendrill The launch at Deal Library featured performances from the...

Global Learning through Music and Dance
The last Global Learning for Artists' course of Music for Change's DfID-funded World Music Matters project took place in 2010. A fantastically diverse group of talented artists signed up for the course, bringing a vast range of experience, skills and...

Pass the Passion
The Pass the Passion song was written by Alex D. Great and school children from Dover at a conference to launch the campaign for Dover to receive the Olympic torch. The focus of the Pass the Passion project was to teach children the song. Joined...

Who Do We Think We Are?
Who Do We Think We Are? (WDWTWA) is a DCSF-funded initiative that is helping primary and secondary pupils explore identity, diversity and citizenship at local, national and global scales. It supports lessons in citizenship, geography, history and...

Safe and Sound
It's not easy to counter stigma and discrimination around immigration, but in the course of a week, Music for Change found that it was having an impact with its music workshops on the way young people think and respond to migrants refugees and asylum...

Senior Section Singing Champions
The Sing Up East Kent programme run by Music for Change has formed an exciting new partnership with Girlguiding UK. The Senior Section Singing Champions project is working in Dover, Folkestone and Ashford alongside groups of girls aged 14-18 years...

Pledge 2
The Pledge project was run by Music for Change in conjunction with Find Your Talent. The project saw Music for Change artists Alex, Téa, H. Patten and Kev and Dan team up with visual artists, a costume designer, and a dancer from Find Your...

Music Mayhem! The Love Shouldn't Hurt & Music for Change Fundraising Concert
MUSIC MAYHEM! The Love Shouldn't Hurt & Music for Change Fundraising Concert Lanfranc Theatre, Canterbury College Thursday 29 November 2012, 7pm Two Canterbury charities are joining forces to raise money for their causes at the Lanfranc Theatre...