Cash boost for music project

Published on: 10 Jun 2013

COULD the next Ed Sheeran or Adele Atkins come from Staple Hill? Thanks to a new music production project that could be a reality.

Staple Hill Methodist Youth Project has been given a £23,600 cash injection so young people can work alongside a team of professional sound engineers and youth workers.

They will get involved in song writing and production, using specialist equipment during studio sessions.

The money was awarded by councillors on Chase Area Forum.

They were impressed by the project’s application which said: “Over the last year the project has worked with young people leading up to performance events which they have organised themselves and performed in front of 150 of their peers. They are on YouTube and have received 100,000 hits.”

Staple Hill Labour ward councillors Ian Boulton and Shirley Potts, who both sit on the forum, said: “We are delighted that the Area Forum has agreed to fund this application to support creative opportunities for young people in our area.”

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