South East Community Music aims to provide music making opportunities for the widest possible range of people

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Partners and Clients


Supported by:

Songwriting and improvisation - courses and workshops in for the award winning Upbeat, working with people experiencing mental health problems. Now in its third year with performances at Open Mic nights and events

Erith Drum Club - was formed to run our drumming workshops when tutor Chris Leeds won a Scarman Trust Community Champions Award.

This initial 'Drumming from Around the World' project has been developed in partnership with Orbit Housing Association to run workshops for children in North Bexley through June and July 2008/9.

The drum club also runs workshops at various summer events, including Bexley Danson Festival, Dartfrod Festival and Erith Riverside Festival

Recent work has included After School drumming workshops for Slade Green Infants School, and sessions for children's centres and the Beaver Scouts group in the local area

Action for Refugees in Lewisham - providing music sessions for refugee children at AFRIL's Saturday Morning 'Rainbow Club'.

Tutor Chris Leeds gave a presentation on this work at the Institute of Family Therapy to their 'Connecting Across Cultures' conference in April 2008

Member of:

Fireworks Project - an on-going project using fireworks as a theme and sound source for music composition and recording

Urban Music - workshops in community centres with young adults working in 'urban' styles of music

After School Clubs - at Brent Knoll School in Lewisham, for young people with special needs, with funding from Connexions / PAYP in Lewisham

Stepping Stones Gateway Project - in partnership with Elevation CM, a series of drama and music workshops for adults with learning difficulties, using 'Soundbeam' technology, culminated in a public performance in May 2009.

A new series of workshops on 'Music and Sound Improvisation' is taking place in Autumn 2009 as part of Southwark's Adult Services.

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 and multiple disabilities and bespoke manufacture of instruments, as well as more general arts and music activities