Real Voice

July 2021 - Ongoing

Real Voice is an inclusive Youth Music Project for young people across Northumberland.

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Cramlington Town Council, Off the Grid Ashington, Mortal Fools

Real Voice is an inclusive, new and exciting youth music project for Northumberland. Working across three satellite sites in Ashington, Prudhoe and Cramlington, young people will have the opportunity to develop new music skills, increase self-esteem and have fun.

The project is open to young people aged 11-18 years old from Northumberland. Following initial sessions, the young people will co-design an inclusive music programme based on their unique needs and interests, around the premise of prevention and reduction of offending. Real Voice will allow participants to amplify their voice through music and tell the local community about what matters to THEM.

Real Voice will support young people to build confidence, develop skills and interests, motivate and stretch abilities. It will develop regular music engagement and activity with professional musicians, and encourage audiences for their work. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in events management training, and plan, deliver and perform in their own live events.

The two-year project will also include development of young leaders, delivery of Arts Award accreditation, and personal development for artists and support workers.

Want to get involved?

Young People:

Want to have your say on climate change? Feel like you’re not being heard?

Speak out for your planet with artist Fred Phethean and share what matters to you in a FREE songwriting workshop.

Tuesday 17th May

4.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Prudhoe Community Hub

To sign up use the form below.


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Want to find out more...

If you’re interested in taking part in the open music sessions, please get in contact.

We have opportunities for artists and volunteers too, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved.


Rachel Snape, Creative Producer

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Katie Jayne Appleyard, Project Coordinator

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Thank you to our funders.

Thank you to our project funders Youth Music.