Music workshops for youngsters

Emma KnightsYoungsters who dream of success on the music scene can take part in a series of workshops and events aimed at helping wannabe musicians realise their goals.Emma Knights

Youngsters who dream of success on the music scene can take part in a series of workshops and events aimed at helping wannabe musicians realise their goals.

Independent community arts organisation Norfolk Music Works (NMW) has set up a new project called Norfolk Rock Roots which will give young people over the age of 12 the chance to meet up with other musicians, learn new skills, record their own music and play at local gigs.

The project is based in Fakenham, Swaffham and Hunstanton and throughout August in all three towns NMW will be running Rock Train, a course of four half-day skill building workshops in popular music where youngsters can explore different instruments and form new bands. More advanced musicians will be given help with song writing and other skills.

In September there will be a Band Xchange weekend in all three towns where the young musicians will perform and record their own live music CD. Then in November there will be three Launchpad gigs.


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The project is funded by the National Lottery Awards for All scheme and supported by Breckland Council.

It costs �10 to take part in a course of four Rock Train workshops and �10 to be involved in a Band Xchange weekend.

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Tickets to watch the Launchpad gigs cost �2.50 per night or �6 if you watch all three nights.

For more information visit www.musicworks.org.uk or call 01485 609009.

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