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East by North East DVD CD presentation

East by North East DVD CD presentation

East by North East is a music project led by GemArts and working in partnership with Sage Gateshead, Newcastle City Council, CHAT Trust, Success4All, North Benwell Youth Project, Excelsior Academy, Linhope PRU and Spice FM. Funded by Youth Music, GemArts began the project in 2013, and has continued to provide high quality music making opportunities for young people based in the West and East ends of Newcastle throughout. Through East by North East more than 120 young people took part in regular workshops, exploring diverse music genres, working alongside regional musicians, developing their musical talents, creating and recording their very own songs. We are very excited to celebrate these achievements with the East by North East CD/DVD launch this July.
During the project GemArts, and its partners, watched young people develop not only their music skills and abilities, but also grow into confident performers, and role models for other young people. One group even took part in the high profile BBC Music Day - Hadrian’s Wall of Music in June 2015. As part of East by North East 26 young people also achieved Bronze Arts Award, creating portfolios which documented the activity they took part in and how each individuals learning and creativity developed during the music project. Families and friends celebrated with participants at a packed performance in Sage Gateshead in February 2015. A live recording of this performance features in the DVD pack, alongside a CD of original songs created and recorded by the young people, and a short film giving an overview of the project so far, made by local film maker Reuben Abraham. 
The event at The Beacon on Thursday 9th July gives young people involved in the project a platform to present their CD and DVD pack, documenting all the hard work and their amazing talent. Bands involved in the project will perform live, and the 26 participants who achieved Bronze Arts Award will be presented with official certificates.

Watch the trailer for the project film which features on the DVD.

For more information on the project visit East by North East project page.

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