Boom Dang deliver free resilience building music workshops ‘For Reel’

Young people in Barrow will be writing the soundtracks of their lives, using music along with animation, visual art and spoken word to create their own unique tracks from September.

The new free participatory music project ‘For Reel’ will be delivered by popular Barrow based music organisation Boom Dang supported by Youth Music.


Boom Dang is an organisation that provides creative music activities that positively impacts people’s lives. They were created in 2000 and the organisation includes an internationally acclaimed drumming band, a training centre for music practitioners and a participatory music team led by Artistic Director Therese Johnston.


The ‘For Reel’ concept was inspired by sessions that Boom Dang have been delivering in the community in partnership with other Barrow based organisations including Theatre Factory, BarrowFull, Furness Multicultural Community Forum and Women’s Community Matters.


The project was designed to create ways to improve resilience in young people. Participants will be asked to celebrate and reclaim their unique personal narratives by making their own music tracks which they can play back to hear their own positive message.


Matt Griffiths, Youth Music CEO says: “It’s crucial we enable more young people to make, learn and earn in music, whatever their background or goal. That’s why we’re excited to invest in innovative organisations like Boom Dang, who are leading the way with their dedication to diversifying music. It’s really inspiring to see their ‘For Reel’ project removing barriers for young people to access music in Barrow.”


The project is supported by Youth Music using public money from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


To sign up for the free sessions or for more information please contact Therese Johnston. Places are limited so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

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