Young people sound out their musical talents

25 July 2014

Written by: Campaigns team

Children and young people

Live in Lambeth, love music and 13 to 18 years-old?  You’re invited to take part in Sound it Out. This brand new project challenges you to write and perform your own original music at a live gig – all in just one week!  Are up for it?


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Young people sound out their musical talents

This FREE week-long programme brings together local musicians, volunteers and young people to jam, experiment and perform original music together from 11th – 15th August, before stepping onstage to give a live outdoor performance at Myatts’ Field Park on Saturday, 16th August.

Sound it Out will take over Six Brixton, 6 Somerleyton Road for a week of workshops on topics including music production, using a loop station, singing, rapping, lyric-writing, guitar, bass, drums, composition, performance skills, building confidence and sound engineering.

 Zoe Konez, Sound it Out’s workshop facilitator, said: “I live locally and am so excited to be working on a project like this for Brixton, as it’s such a hotbed of talented young people. Our participants will bring their own personal taste to the project, and we’re open to all levels of ability, so whatever your favourite genre, get involved! What’s more, we’re taking over Myatt’s Fields Park for our gig to open up one of the area’s best-kept secrets. All sessions will encourage collaboration and application of new skills and everyone’s individual talents, as we work toward the end-of-week performance.”

Throughout the week Sound it Out will focus on translating ideas into sound, with help from experts in everything from percussion to digital technology and sound engineering. Participants will also gain experience in producing, marketing and running the final gig performance.  They will be supported and guided by fully-qualified community music facilitators throughout.

The final performance will be held at 3pm on Myatt’s Fields Park bandstand on Saturday 16thAugust and will be free for anyone to watch.

To get involved, sign up via Spaces are free, but limited, so don’t delay.

Sound it Out are also recruiting local musical residents keen to volunteer with the project. Anyone who has a musical skill and an interest in gaining experience working with young people, should get in touch with the Sound it Out team.

Sound it Out has been made possible with the support of the London Community Foundation’s Building Communities in Coldharbour Fund.

For more information, contact