Live and Direct
Live and Direct is a programme of weekly rock and pop music workshops for teenagers aged 11-15 years. These sessions took place at The Orpheus Centre in Godstone, who provided a fantastic venue, instruments and recording equipment for the young people taking part. The project is funded through Youth Music Foundation and supported by Tandridge Trust, Surrey County Council, Rhythmix and importantly Surrey Youth Development Services who managed the weekly sessions. Over 60 young people were involved with the project.
The young people have now organised themselves into several bands and have performed at local venues including The Barn Theatre, Euphonic music festival, Celebrating Surrey and The Arc. Evaluation of this project demonstrates how it has had a positive effect in developing self-esteem amongst the young people involved.
Local Artists, Arts Groups & Organisations
We actively work with local arts groups and individual artists to develop new arts opportunities for Tandridge. This may be by supporting their planning of a new project or by signposting them to possible funding opportunities. We are also happy to help promote local arts initiatives through our networks and audience database where possible.
Successful projects which have been accomplished in the past by working with local artists and arts groups include Tandridge Lantern Festival, Publication of Tandridge Arts Information, Artists network evenings, Young @ Arts performance events