Get Your Act Together is set to return!
We are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from the National Lottery to deliver three more years of music activities, in order to support young people across the city aged 11-18.
Over the last four years, we have delivered Get Your Act Together – a series of after school music courses and mentoring – to over 300 young people.
We developed Get Your Act Together to offer young people an opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and build their confidence, all whilst learning music in a fun and safe environment with our fantastic team of tutors.
To date, we have run sessions in Guitar, Keyboards, Singing, Songwriting, DJing, Drums, Ableton Live, Rapping and Radio. The project has also included a mentoring scheme, offering bands the opportunity to work with a music industry professional in developing their songwriting and performance, and to record a track at Old Chapel Music Studios.
Due to the success of the first phase of the project, we have now secured funding to continue and expand the project.
For the next phase, we aim to continue running sessions for young people in a range of subjects, which will return in September 2023. We will also be taking the project further across Leeds, delivering “taster sessions” at local community organisations, in order to help more young people.
Our new courses for September include:
- Rap with Denetta Copeland (D3)
- Singing with Sarah Stead
- Keyboards with Matti Scott
- Drums with Manni
- Guitar with Jack Winn
The new term of Cloth Cat courses will begin in September 2023 and are now available to book – find out more – Get Your Act Together – Cloth Cat Leeds
Cloth Cat Manager, Shelly Johnson, says: “We are absolutely delighted that the National Lottery are continuing to fund Cloth Cat so that we can help more young people who are struggling from across the city. We are so proud of how we have been able to support those in need through music through Covid and such difficult times over the past few years and can’t wait to get started on the new project.”
If any local organisations would like Cloth Cat to deliver a taster session for their young people, they can contact us at [email protected] or call 0113 2442773.