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Square 1 Shakes Up Oldham Music Scene

Square 1 Shakes Up Oldham Music Scene

The 24th July saw the inaugural Battle of The Bands competition hosted by Square 1 Studios as part of the Oldham Coliseum’s Shake It Up Festival,  a week-long youth-led festival featuring a range of live performances and music workshops.  The theatre audience was treated to…

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Top 10 Tips: Music for Young People

Top 10 Tips: Music for Young People

After running successful music projects for young people over 2 years, we created this Top 10 Tips to make all your projects, enjoyable, engaging, educational and effective. This can be applied in any project environment, be it music, dance, drama or anywhere else with a…

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Student of the Month: BeBo

Student of the Month: BeBo

BeBo (stage name) was 13 years of age when he joined the Urban Tek & Music Mentoring Project. Although his musical ability was somewhat non-existent at the beginning, we saw him as an ideal candidate, as he was not enjoying school due to his challenging…

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The Real Italian Job

The Real Italian Job

By Matteo Moscariello, our Italian Intern The Novara council was looking for 12 young people to be sent to different countries in the EU for work placement opportunities, I was chosen as one of them. During my placement, I got the chance to work with…

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Case Study: Elisa Brown – Music Mentoring

Case Study: Elisa Brown – Music Mentoring

  Elisa Brown joined up to the Music Mentoring project at the age of 15 on the recommendation of a friend. Although Elisa enjoyed singing, she lacked confidence which prevented her from performing in front of people. Elisa participated with this project by writing &…

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Februarys New Years Resolution

Februarys New Years Resolution

  So, we’re now in February, whats happened to your new years resolution? If you’re like most people, your new year’s resolution will be largely forgotten and you’ll be back in your old habits- maybe eating junk food, drinking too much or spending too much…

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Square 1 Strikes a Chord with Young People from the Art Smart Project

Square 1 Strikes a Chord with Young People from the Art Smart Project

The ArtSmart was a creative arts project working with young people from Oldham who were aged between 16-21 and were from NEET backgrounds (Not In Education, Employment and Training). The project was in partnership with The Oldham Council, Feature Films and Square 1 Studios with…

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