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18 July 2024 Newham Music: Summer Programme

We are thrilled to announce our Newham Music Summer programming, featuring an array of engaging workshops over the next four weeks! Our lineup includes a variety of musical activities designed for all ages and skill levels. Please check the list of workshops below.

Important Note: Some workshops have dates to be confirmed, so stay tuned for updates. As always, visit our “What’s On” page to see the latest schedule and details about our current offerings.

 

Go Wild: Junior Musical in a Week

23-26 July 2024 

1-4pm each day

Enjoy acting, singing, movement and crafts? Stampede your way into a showcase based on songs from The Lion King with a short performance piece for friends and family on the last day. For 7-10 year olds, no experience required.

SIGN UP HERE 

 

Find Your Voice 

Thursday 25 July

6-9pm

An introduction to singing for adult beginners. Choose your song style and learn ways to make it sound good.  Our experienced vocal teacher will focus on different genres, including pop & rock, musical theatre, jazz & blues, and classical. The workshop will cover finding your voice, vocal skills, breathing technique, and relaxation.  Together we will overcome challenges, build confidence, and you’ll have the chance to perform for each other.

SIGN UP HERE

 

Mixtape in a Week 

30 July-1 August

Workshops 10am-5pm

Showcase  6-7pm on 1 August

Join Newham Music’s Studio Sessions team to make a mixtape this summer!

This workshop is for 12-17 year olds interested in writing and recording original music. 

Across 3 days, you will create, compose, and record your own ideas and lyrics.

During the workshops you will:  

  • Learn music production, recording and beat making skills
  • Take part in creative writing and lyric workshops
  • Collaborate with professional musicians from Newham Music
  • Meet other young music enthusiasts
  • Work with others to produce our own mixtape for a showcase

For all levels and abilities – no experience necessary, just bring enthusiasm!

SIGN UP HERE 

 

A Song in A Week 

6-8 August

Workshops – 1-4pm

Open Mic – 5-7pm on 8 August

Improve your vocal technique, write a song and record your creation! By the end of the week you’ll be singing with more confidence and you’ll have contributed to a group song. You’ll also have the opportunity to sing in an open mic event for young singer-songwriters. For 12-16 year olds who have experience of singing and wish to develop vocal and songwriting skills.

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Traditional Tunes 

6 August

7 – 9PM

Newham Music teacher Emma Scarr hosts a folk music session. All are welcome to bring an instrument and play along with others to traditional tunes from Ireland and beyond. The core musicians will play mostly Irish, English and Scottish music, and tunes and songs from all cultures are very welcome. The general session format is that someone starts a tune, and those who know it join in. Feel free to bring along your own tunes and songs to lead, or quietly play along as you pick it up. We all learn from each other! All are welcome to come along to sit, listen and enjoy. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

NO NEED TO SIGN UP JUST DROP IN 

 

Jus Jammin – Soul and Sound 

10 August

2-9PM

Step into a world where jazz harmonies intertwine with mesmerising digital art, where tasty food and drinks awaken your taste buds, and where a relaxing ambiance soothes your senses. Jus Jammin is an immersive celebration of art and music, curated to captivate your heart and mind.

At this special Jus Jammin event, we will be raising funds for the Soul and Sound CIC organistion. All donations will go towards supporting Soul and Sound CIC to provide more plant based cooking workshops in the community for free!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

COMING SOON: 

Family Musical Play

Summer Songwriting

Musical in A Week

Gig School

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2 June 2024Newham Acoustic: Free Concert Series, 17-21 June

Experience a week of classical, jazz and folk music with Newham Music and BTL Jazz.  From 17-21 June, enjoy a series of free concerts at Newham Music Hub: Westfield Stratford City at 1-1.45pm and 4-4.45pm daily.  Bring your lunch or a coffee and drop in – no booking required. We’ll finish off the week on […]

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14 May 2024You 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 […]

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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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