Musical opportunities for children
and young people in Blackburn with Darwen

Soundtracks - learning to make and produce music


Soundtracks - learning to make and produce music

Soundtracks: engaging young people in musical journeys. An exciting new opportunity for any budding music makers to work with great musicians to develop new musical skills and knowledge.

Soundtracks is an new project taking place in different venues across Blackburn with Darwen open to any young people age 12–18 who would like to try a musical activity for the first time or develop new musical skills on their own or with friends.

Try anything that interests you: songwriting, singing, learning instruments, starting a band, learning about music production, beatboxing and rapping. Bring your own instruments or use ours to write new muisc and produce your own tracks.

You can learn from experienced musicians across different musical styles. Get involved, tell us what opportunities you would like and we'll tell you when and where it's happening.

Take the opportunity to achieve an Arts Award at Bronze or Silver level.

The funding we have received from the National Foundation for Youth Music will enable us to work in partnership with Blackburn Youth Zone and BwD Young People's Service, to support these new, open access music making opportunities in community venues until September 2017. We will also be offering training opportunities for young music leaders.

Sessions will take place at different venues across Blackburn and Darwen in the form of regular weekly slots and short blocks of workshops. We are offering workshops for schools as well so get in touch!


Blackburn Youth Zone, Jubilee Street, BB1 1EP
Kaleidoscope Youth Centre, Manxman Road, BB2 3ER
Knott Street Youth Centre, Darwen BB3 2RN

Music Factory, Kaleidoscope Youth Centre, Manxman Road, BB2 3ER


Blackburn Youth Zone,
Tuesday 7:15pm - 9:15pm;
Thursday 7.30pm -9.30pm

Kaleidoscope Youth & Community Centre
Manxman Road, Blackburn BB2 3ER
Fridays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Knott Street Community centre
Darwen BB3 2RN
Fridays 6.30 - 8.30pm

Music Factory
Kaleidoscope Youth Centre, Manxman Road, BB2 3ER
Saturday 11.30am - 1.30pm


All levels.
Young people age 12- 18
Music Factory from age 8