Second Wave develops youth-centred theatre and collaborative work created by young artists. They offer programmes of performing arts workshops, events, productions, arts training and employment opportunities for young people aged 13-25 years. They are a registered charity established in 1982 with recent graduates’ including Shingai Shoniwa and Dan Smith, from the chart-topping band The Noisettes.

Started in September 2017, “Change the Soundtrack” is an 18-month music programme in Lewisham designed to offer a safe and supportive creative space for vulnerable and ‘at risk’ young women aged 11 to 18. It aims to promote and develop musical knowledge and skills, in turn helping them to re-engage in learning, to improve their confidence and to enhance their emotional well-being.

At the core of the programme is a series of 8-week courses, delivered on Saturdays, weekdays and school holidays across four school terms. Creative workshops will explore young people’s musical interests focussing on: Pop, RnB, Funk, Hip Hop, and Rap/MC-ing.

Dates: Sept ’17 – March ’19

Location: Lewisham

Age Group: 11 to 18 (Female only)

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This programme is funded by the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation in association with Youth Music.

Established in 1999, Youth Music is the leading UK charity using music to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. Every year, they fund 350 projects benefitting 75,000 young people from all ages.

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