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ARE YOU 14-18 AND INTERESTED IN LIVE MUSIC AND TOURING?

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ARE YOU 14-18 AND INTERESTED IN LIVE MUSIC AND TOURING? SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE WORKSHOPS!

The New Adelphi Club and Warren Records have teamed up with Independent Venue Week to host free workshops for young people. The workshops, which are supported using public funding by Arts Council England will each take 20 students aged between 14 and 18 years old and run over 2 Saturdays in January with a specially designed programme created by Cato Academy.

“The Cato Academy focuses purely on live music and touring and we want to bring up the next generation of touring crew professionally and honestly, we don’t sugar coat anything. The live music industry is stronger than ever and we need these new skilled ‘roadies’ to look after it” said Glen Rowe, Owner of Cato. “We’re proud to be part of such an important week for live music, especially when it comes to teaching young people the reality and opportunities that come from such an exciting and rewarding industry. Without these independent venues where would live music grow from?”

“Thanks to the support from Arts Council England, we really chuffed to be able to offer this introductory course to live music free of charge to young people who are interested in a career in music” said Sybil Bell, Co-Founder IVW. “Live music isn’t just about the artists – there’s a whole network of crew and people behind the scenes that need operate the venues produce the tours. Cato are a first class live music business and to have them create and run these courses is a fantastic opportunity for young people all around the UK and a great addition to the Independent Venue Week program.”

The workshops will run at the following locations and dates;

Saturday 10th and 17th Jan 2015
Manchester – Band on the Wall


Saturday 17th and 24th Jan 2015
London – Half Moon Putney

Hull – The Adelphi
Newcastle – The Cluny
Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach

If you would like to be considered for the course, you will need to email the partners for your area with:
• Name

• Gender
• Age (Must be aged between 14 and 18 in January 2015)
• 250 words why you should to be given a free place on the course – this can include any live music experience, best gigs/live music seen and why and any other music related information
• List of other work experience or jobs
• Do you have any registered disabilities we should be aware of?
• 1 Reference (150 words)

Emails should be sent to;

Manchester, Band on the Wall – learning@bandonthewall.org
London; reo@independentvenueweek.com
Newcastle; Generator – ged@generator.org.uk
Hull; The Warren Young People’s Project – stewart@thewarren.org
Cardiff; Creative Sound and Music at the University of South Wales – matthew.lovett@southwales.ac.uk

Submissions open now

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