The vision for the project within The Quays is to set up a music, arts and film project aimed at introducing training and rehabilitation through professional music, arts and film.


The project will become a vital educational and inspirational service at The Quays as well as offering outreach services, social enterprise community projects and services to the public which participants will run after training.

We offer our music, arts and film workshops, courses and projects out to other charitable and not for profit organisations and if you cannot afford the services we can in most cases work with you to raise funds so you can receive our services for free or at much reduced rates. You can read more HERE.


Projects at The Quays run from a purpose built recording studio / workshop room within the Quays. From here we will introduce accredited, non-accredited short and long term personal development music or film workshops, projects (both group and personal), artist development programmes, creative social enterprise opportunities that participants can access either voluntarily,

through apprenticeship or work experience style placements, community projects, fundraising activities for special causes and of course workshops just for fun.

The project will be able to provide:


  • Professional, nationally accredited music, creative arts and film based courses.

  • Specialist music projects such as World music, arts, cultural and heritage.

  • Drop in sessions / taster sessions.

  • Music club.

  • Artist / band development programmes.

  • Gigs, performances and events for participants to run and be involved in.

  • Sponsored activities and fundraising challenges.

  • Specialist activities and learning for people with additional needs or learning difficulties.

  • Specialist support and development for those who may be disadvantaged or vulnerable. 

  • Music and arts therapy.

  • Links with various educational, creative, charitable and business organisations to provide work experience and inspiring taster activities.

  • Community projects where participants can work in the community alongside professional facilitators.

  • Career opportunities and training for participants wishing to go into the creative, voluntary, not for profit or charitable sectors.

  • Career opportunities and training for participants wishing to know more about creative social enterprise. Including the opportunity to be a part of social enterprises set up through the project at The Quays. 

  • A dedicated website for the project including social media including full participant involvement and training.

  • Opportunities for participants and staff to become involved in project teams, steering and focus groups and management teams incorporating fundraising, campaigns and debates. 

  • Facilitator training and development: training participants to become voluntary or professional tutors alongside Steve and other facilitators in the community.  

  • A relaxed but purposeful atmosphere will enable individuals to increase their confidence, skills and motivation. 

  • Positive encouragement to anyone in order to develop their personal, technical, social and creative abilities. 

  • A professional environment where individuals who have developed their talents will be able to pass on skills to others to help break down social barriers and create positive attitudes.

  • A full range of music activities including singing, playing instruments, computer music, recording, dance, stage presence, recording, developing as an artist or band etc. 

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