Big Music project gives boost to Hackney’s musicians


Young people in Hackney will be given an opportunity to gain an understanding of careers in the music industry thanks to the Big Music Project.

Young Hackney, the Council’s youth service, is working with the Big Music Project on a month-long programme that will give young people the space to develop their talent, gain insight into the music industry and improve their career prospects.

As part of the project, budding musicians will be given free rehearsal space, receive practical advice and be given the opportunity to form together as a band.

The project gives an opportunity for young people to gain an insight into the music industry and come in contact with a wide range of industry professionals from marketing to music journalism, young people will be shown the wide range of possibilities that the music industry has to offer.

Regular workshops will take place at The Edge Youth Hub, Woodberry Grove throughout February, including a DJ workshop with one of London’s top DJ’s, DJ Anne Frankenstein.

The project is open to young people aged 14 – 19. To get involved visit The Edge Youth Hub, email info@younghackney.org or call 020 8356 1063.

Full listings for the Big Music Project in Hackney can be found at www.younghackney.org.

The month-long project will culminate with a showcase of music and spoken word at Hackney Picturehouse on 25 February, tickets for this are free and will be released through the Young Hackney website.