Young people from all over Wales attended a training event in Cardiff to become Champions for £4million Big Lottery Funded music project On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd March 2014, Youth Cymru invited 85 young people from 8 areas of Wales who joined together to kick start The Big Music Project.
During the event, the young Champions completed training in Project Planning, marketing using social media and peer education plus a question and answer panel supported by singer and songwriter Amy Wadge.
The project will see millions of young people from across the UK finding new directions to their futures through their love of music. In Wales 8 Hubs have been specially selected as a Hub for The Big Music Project, with 10 of their members being named “Champions” and taking on a special challenge to make a positive change in the community through a hands-on music project. so what’s it all about click image below to find out more?
The workshops enthused the Champions to kick start they projects.
Question and Answer Session
The question and answer session really complemented the day, Co-presented by Champions Kieran and Alicia!
The day was closed with the presentation of Certificates and the selection of The welsh Big Music Project Board members
The Youth Cymru team are proud to support such an amazing group of young people and are looking forward to watching The Big Music Project Grow in Wales
Hubs stretch across the whole of Wales and are set up by Young promoters Network, The 3GS, Vale of Glamorgan youth Service, Media Academy Cardiff, Tanyard Youth Project Ltd, Tape Community Music and Film, Play Radnor, Andrew Kent Academy and Ty Cerdd.
Champions also had the opportunity to meet with Ministers, John Griffiths AM and Ken Skates AM. This was a great opportunity for young people to talk about the project, both Ministers were interested in the young people’s passion for music and are looking forward to the see the future developments of the project.
The Hub Intro event followed the official launch event, hosted at the British Music Experience in The O2, which saw young people from across the UK assemble for workshops and Q&A panels with industry insiders and celebrities.
Preparations are underway to take The Big Music Project on tour later in the year with a series of regional careers fairs and a national music competition. The project also includes a work experience and internship scheme hosted on an online hub www.thebigmusicproject.co.uk.
For more information call Youth Cymru on 01443 827840
Photography by Julianne Allen