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  1. Music Is The Great Leveller

    2nd November 2020

    Preludes works in areas of Bristol that are experiencing high levels of economic disadvantage and aims to put music at the heart of every child’s education. It is run by manager Penny Rawlings, one of a group of dedicated music professionals, whose work aims to put enjoyment, confidence, coordination, speech and language skills into children’s education.

  2. Bringing Together Those Who Feel Most Apart

    2nd November 2020

    The lockdown period proved especially challenging for Beth James, who runs a theatre company for children, young people and adults with disabilities and autism. While millions of people were struggling with establishing new routines the world over, for those with autism the changes proved exceptionally daunting.

  3. Theatre Is A Mirror To Society

    2nd November 2020

    Growing up in Nigeria, Moji was initially discouraged from studying for the stage and came to the craft as a mature student. Now working with artists within Sheffield and nationally, her National Lottery funded project, Utopia Theatre commissions writers and produces plays focused on telling the stories of Africans in the diaspora

  4. Clubbing Together

    2nd November 2020

    Created for children on the autistic spectrum, those with additional support needs, who are socially excluded, or have disabilities, the programmes Abbie creates for Q Club – established in 2016 after winning funding from BBC Children in Need – allows young people aged between five and eighteen to explore digital technologies in a creative art context

  5. Helping Aspiring Artists Take Off

    2nd November 2020

    New Urban Era is an arts project that is successfully drawing in a strong youth following with everything from outdoor murals to beatboxing and breakdancing. This year, the Tamworth based project celebrates its 10th anniversary, but it also meant pivoting quickly to host live virtual events as community restrictions took effect.

  6. Putting things in place

    28th October 2020

    With nearly 51,000 visually impaired people in Essex, helping the blind and those with limited sight over lockdown became a major priority. For Michelle Thompson (General Manager) and Sarah-Jane Piper (Project Coordinator) of the Blind And Sight Impaired Society, that meant making a total of more than 3,000 calls to help people who were suddenly especially vulnerable.

  7. Helping Young Families

    28th October 2020

    The WILD Young Parents’ Project works with young parents under the age of 23, along with their children and babies across the most deprived areas of Cornwall.

  8. If You Want Something Done, Then Just Do It Yourself

    28th October 2020

    During lockdown, Christina, who is from Antrim in Northern Ireland, made and delivered care packages to each and every member of the group every fortnight.

  9. Providing stability at a time of uncertainty

    28th October 2020

    Music 4 U, a performing arts school in Aberdeen that continued to find innovative ways to reach out to its community during lockdown.

  10. Footprints Is A Very Happy Place

    28th October 2020

    Over the lockdown period, teenager Joseph Rutherford from West Bridgford, near Nottingham decided to do something special to help others.

  11. Serious Play

    28th October 2020

    Joy of Sound runs playful musical sessions using an amazing array of bespoke instruments that can be strummed, plucked or plinked. Founded 20 years ago, the group works primarily with the disabled, the impaired, the elderly and the unemployed among others.

  12. Challenging Limits

    28th October 2020

    Mal used an almost fatal incident to motivate him to create a project which helps men in his area keep fit. Now, in recognition of his work in his community, a special bench is being dedicated to him.