South East Community Music was formed in September 2005 with an initial grant from Awards For All. It is a community group administered by a committee with the aim of providing music making opportunities for the widest possible range of people.
- 48 Larner Road, Erith, Kent DA8 3RD
- Tel. 01322 336 660 / 07866 139 692
- email: email@example.com
- Drummng from Around the World - funded by the Scarman Trust Community Champions Award to tutor Chris Leeds, this series of workshops on styles from Peru, Indonesia, Japan and tthe Balkans will commence in February 2008
- Fireworks Project - an on-going project using fireworks as a theme and sound source for music composition and recording
- After School Clubs - at Brent Knoll School in Lewisham, for young people with special needs, with funding from PAYP in Lewisham.
- Urban Music - workshops in community centres with young adults working in 'urban' styles of music
- Songwriting and improvisation - courses and workshops in day centres working with people experiencing mental health problems
- Early Years - music making sessions for young children in various Surestarts and Nurseries in Croydon
- Asylum Seekers and Refugees - music making sessions for Southwark Day Centre
- Corporate - music sessions for staff at Cooltan Arts and the London Borough of Lambeth
- Drumsability - which aims to provide support and adaptive solutions for people with disabilities who want to play drums.
- Joy of Sound - developing ways of working with people with severe learning difficulties including music technology solutions and bespoke manufacture of instruments
- The Project Manager and lead tutor is Chris Leeds. A seasoned musician and music worker, with a special interest in social inclusion, Chris started SECM after having worked for the Drake Music Project from1998 - 2005 as their National Equipment Officer. Graduate of Goldsmiths University Music Workshop Skills course
- Committee members include Jane Hearn, manager of the IT Suite at Goldsmiths Community Centre in Downham. She also works in the field of mental health at the Bracton Centre in Dartford, and has run a number of projects for the Goldsmiths Centre and North Downham Training Project.
- Our Chairperson is Kate Atkinson, formerly London Regional Co-ordinator at the Drake Music Project, and currently manager of the London Region of MusicLeader - the main professional body for community musicians in South East England.
Funders and Partners
We are grateful to a number of organisations for their continuing support and involvement:
- The Scarman Trust
- Awards For All
- Connexions and PAYP in Lewisham
- Drake Music Project
- North Downham Training Project and Goldsmiths Community Centre
- Croydon Intercultural Singing Project
- Southwark Day Centre for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
- Sound Sense and MusicLeader
Policies and Documentation
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