Musical opportunities for children
and young people in Blackburn with Darwen


Archive of: Music

  • Happy smiles with Music Factory certificates

    Our talented Music Factory attendees proudly showing their certificates.
  • Go to the Park singing challenge a huge success

    Blackburn with Darwen 'Go to the Park' Singing Challenge was a huge success
  • Festival of voice

    With over a dozen events, ranging from massive concerts at King Georges Hall to street performances in Blackburn town centre, this Festival of Voice celebrates the amazing musical talent in the area. There is also a summer programme of "Live in the Library" singing within secondary schools in Blackburn with Darwen
  • Heartbeat Drumming Ensembles

    Four new Heartbeat Drumming ensembles are now being run by Blackburn with Darwen Music Service for young people across the borough.
  • Super Slow Way

    Children from five Blackburn with Darwen Primary Schools will be singing at King George's Hall on Sunday 16th October in a unique celebration of the bicentenary of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
  • A new resource to support curriculum music.

    In a new two year deal, all schools in the borough will be able to access a fantastic digital musical resource thanks to funding by Blackburn with Darwen Music Hub.
  • BBC Ten Pieces II expand

    The BBC launched their Ten Pieces project two years ago, aimed at primary school pupils, with great success. This has now been extended to the 10-14 age group with the launch of Ten Pieces II, a new set of pieces spanning many different musical genres.
  • BBC Music Day a massive success

    With performances from talented musicians, music workshops for the younger age group at The Bureau for the Arts, and taster sessions in the town centre, BBC Music day was a huge success.
  • New Soundtracks project for Blackburn with Darwen

    A PROJECT which aims to develop new opportunities for young people to make music is to be launched with the help of £75,000 funding from the National Foundation for Youth Music.
  • Take it away – Instrumental loans for parents

    Take it away, an initiative from the Arts Council that aims to make musical instruments and tuition more affordable for aspiring musicians, especially younger people and those on lower incomes, has recently been launched across England.

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