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Concept Sessions At Leicester LGBT Centre

We have been delighted to work with young people at the Leicester LGBT centre as part of Concept, our music and performance project funded by Youth Music.

Tutor Akshay and young person making music together


Weekly workshops were held the Centre in July, where 12 young people who attend The Young Transgender Centre of Excellence experienced a range of music and performance styles.

Professional musicians and performers Akshay Sharma and Jenny Hibberd worked with the young people to engage them in beatboxing, performance poetry, and music creation using loop stations and digital music equipment.  They were able to explore diverse music styles, including hip hop and jazz, to create their own lyrics, music and poetry.

Tutors Akshay and Jenny laughing with young people

Young musicians from the group went on to take part in a studio residency at Pedestrian where they worked with a team of artists and industry professionals to create their own music and lyrics, and to record and produce two fantastic original tracks. Soon to be released under the artist names of  ‘Neut’ and ‘Felix’ the tracks will be available on our Soundcloud page.


We can't wait to share the achievements and celebrate the music created by the young people, and look forward to working with the Leicester LGBT Centre again as part of our Bridging the Gap project, a creative writing and performing arts project funded by Arts Council England.

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