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14 May 2024 You Called, We Came

You Called, We Came is a Newham Music and Vital Arts project celebrating the Windrush Generation and their positive impact on London and the NHS.

Inspired by Newham Music’s Windrush 75 learning resource, local school choirs, Newham Hospital Staff Choir, and Newham Music’s Junior Repz Choir are learning songs including London is the Place for Me by Windrush passenger Lord Kitchener, Jamaican folk song Dis Long Time Gal, and You Called, We Came – a song about the experience of coming to England in 1948 to rebuild the NHS. 

Vital Arts has organised a series of workshops for children on the Rainbow Ward at Newham Hospital, led by Newham Music vocal teachers. The project has also helped to relaunch Newham Hospital’s staff choir.  

The project will culminate in a performances at Newham Hospital on 17 June and at Newham Council’s Windrush Day event on 22 June 2024 at East Ham Town Hall.


Listen to ‘You Called, We Came’ 

Watch a performance of You Called, We Came by St Antony’s Catholic Primary School ft Ebony Steel Band.


Get involved!

If your school is interested in being a part of this project, please sign up here.


Join Junior Repz Choir

We are delighted to invite 8-12 year olds to take part in our free five-week project with our Junior Repz Choir on Tuesday evenings at Newham Music Hub: Westfield. If you are interested in taking part, please sign up here.

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14 May 2024Join new Music Producer Club!

Music Producer Club creates space for young people (aged 12-17) to nurture their digital music-making ambitions, skills and identity through composition, production and performance. It creates high quality, impactful experiences for young people through music technology and linking to the music industry. Over 10 weeks, professional producers will teach participants how to make their own […]

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3 April 2024Step Into Spring with Newham Music!

We have a packed Spring Holiday at Newham Music Hub: Westfield Stratford City, with lots of activities open to the community, including a songwriting course for adults, Taiko drumming for all the family, and Gig School for young pop and rock musicians.     To kick off the holidays, our Newham Music Jazz Collective did a full […]

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6 March 2024Music Unlocked partnership with Drake Music

Newham Music is partnering with Drake Music – leaders in music, disability and technology – to provide inclusive music workshops for Disabled and neurodivergent 11-25 year olds, their parents, carers and siblings. These all-ability music-making sessions invite young people to participate alongside professional musicians to explore traditional and non-traditional instruments, experiment with music technology and […]

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9 February 2024What’s On in February Half-Term

Visit our new venue this half-term at Westfield Stratford City! We have a range of activities from 12-16 February.   Monday 12 February Come and Play: Taiko Drum – come along to hear the sounds of this traditional instrument, try out rhythms, have fun, and explore the world of these fascinating drums! 10am – families, […]

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7 February 2024Audition for The Stopping Place 2024!

Brolly Productions and Newham Music are holding auditions to find young people to join our core group of performers for our production of The Stopping Place, being performed in Summer 2024! The Stopping Place is a powerful large scale new music theatre work drawing on music of the Roma tradition, staging the history of the Roma […]

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6 February 2024Welcome to Newham Music Hub: Westfield Stratford City!

Newham Music has opened a brand new venue at Westfield Stratford City, complete with soundproof recording and practice booths, a stage for performances and a flexible workshop space.  We welcome the community to take part in a range of activities at Newham Music Hub: Westfield Stratford City. For families with younger children, First Steps provides […]

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13 November 2023Now Hiring! Emerging Creative Producers

We are seeking three ambitious emerging creative professionals from Newham and surrounding areas taking the first steps into events management, content creation, and project delivery.

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14 September 2023New lesson registration

We appreciate your patience while we update our systems to a new pupil registration platform and apologise for any delays or inconveniences this might cause. In the meantime, to sign up for new lessons either at school or at the Newham Music Academy, please complete the google form here. If you have any questions or require […]

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31 July 2023Summer Music with NM

This August you can join Newham Music in community locations across the borough for music-making opportunities for children and young people aged 2-16.

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10 May 2023#UnitedByMusic – Stefania Video Release

This year, the Eurovision Song Contest is being held in the UK on behalf of last year’s winners, Ukraine.

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3 May 2023We’re Hiring! Teacher Leader

Do you enjoy working collaboratively with a creative, can-do team to lead, plan and deliver high-quality music opportunities for young people and their communities?

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13 March 2023Shirley J Thompson selected for Coronation composition

Shirley Joy Thompson OBE, from East London and formerly of Newham Music, has been selected as part of the King’s Coronation.

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