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Friday
Mar012019

Arts Award At Perfect Score

Hello Perfect Score fans!  Please find below links to download guides to achieving Arts Award qualifications for the young people attending our Perfect Score: Young People's Music Careers Conference.




We hope you find them useful!
Friday
Dec212018

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Hello everyone!

Our office will be closed from 2pm Friday 21st December 2018 until Monday 7th January 2019.  We look forward to working with you in the New Year!

Everyone at Pedestrian would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and many good things for 2019!

 

Friday
Oct262018

Pedestrian Business Plan

Pedestrian are delighted to unveil our new Business Plan!  Including goals for the next 10 years as well as our strategy from now until 2021, the plan will help to steer the organisation and ensure that we stay on target.

Please click this link to download and read Pedestrian's 2018 Business Plan.

 

 

Wednesday
Oct032018

Saturday Art Club

We're pleased to share that we're currently delivering free music and art sessions at our workshop space in Leicester city centre as part of our Saturday Art Club.

The sessions are aimed at 11 - 14 year olds, allowing them access to participatory activity led by creative professionals teaching the basics in:

- Turntablism
- Music Production
- Photography
- Music Software

The dates and times of the remaining sessions are:

Saturday 6th October :: 1pm - 3pm
Saturday 13th October :: 1pm - 3pm
Saturday 20th October :: 1pm - 3pm
Saturday 27th October :: 1pm - 3pm

 

The sessions are completely free and there is no need to book - just show up on the day!  They will be delivered at the following address:

29A Horsefair Street

Leicester

LE1 5BP

If you would like more information or to get in touch with a staff member please email info@pedestrian.info.  You can also check out our Facebook event to keep up to date on delivery, as some of the details above may vary depending on which Tutors are delivering that day.

Join us on Saturdays for heaps of creative fun!

Friday
Jul272018

Practitioners On Our Concept Programme Undertake Training To Help Support Looked After Children

Creative practitioners who are helping us to deliver our Concept music programme had a fantastic time on Monday 2nd July 2018, when they worked with Juliet Whitfield and Steve Bond of Bullfrog Arts to understand life as a Looked After Child and learn ways of supporting young people in challenging circumstances through music-making.


 Juliet is an experienced creator of inspirational music projects and co-founder of Bullfrog Arts, a specialist music education organisation working with Looked After Children.  Steve is a qualified social worker, with 30 years' experience as practitioner, manager and senior in services for Looked After Children.  Steve is a freelance associate for Bullfrog Arts, supporting carers and other professionals to increase their understanding of the impact of early childhood trauma on attachment and emotional development for children in care.


Attendees of the training session were guided through a range of key factors impacting upon the life of a Looked After Child, including the impact of early childhood trauma, attachment theory and the secure base model, the impact of trauma upon brain development, and understanding the behaviour of some Looked After Children. We were able to discuss the emotional and physical benefits of using music with Looked After Children, and to look at how we can apply this in our work with children and young people in a range of challenging circumstances.  

 

After a delicious meal together at our host venue Peter Pizzeria, the Concept Music team were able to reflect on our work so far and then develop some great ideas to help the project progress and take the creative work forward.  One of the attendees said: 'I feel that the training will now give me a greater awareness and intuition about the needs of individual young people as well as equipping me to deal with the needs of someone who is a Looked After Child'.

Our Music Leaders said 'I didn't realise how powerful music and singing can be in helping Looked After Children learn new skills and develop skills they may already have, with this new knowledge I will have a greater understanding of how to support the children'.

 

 After completing the training session about Looked After Children the creative practitioners then had the chance to experience Taiko drumming and learn some new techniques for group music-making which they can then employ during their delivery on the Concept project.

 

 

Concept is an inclusive music project lead by Pedestrian, the programme is based around a week-long studio residency with an ethos of artists and young people as collaborators and co-producers of an original EP with a shared concept, character or theme.  During the young people have the oppotunity to complete an Arts Award Bronze level qualification.

 

Our thanks go to our funders Youth Music and The Wesleyan Foundation, as well as Juliet, Steve and all our Music Leaders for working together to share knowledge and expand our understanding of how we can support the young people we work with.