So far in 2018 we have worked with children, young people and adults, changing lives through creativity. For some groups, the song titles say it all! In 2-day workshops at the beginning of the year, young carers created their original song Not Alone and Shropshire Youth Association’s LGBT youth group recorded theirs: Free To Be Me. We have run a total of 49 Up Tempo music workshops for young adults in touch with mental health services, here at The Hive and on wards at The Redwoods Centre and managed projects engaging with Looked After Children; Armed Forces Families; Teenage Drummers and adult knitters!
Activities at the Hive in 2017
Young people reached in 2017
Partner organisations worked with in 2017
The Hive has managed creative projects since 1999, bringing in over £3 million to the young people of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Our music and arts projects help children and young people with least opportunities to develop and progress in and through creative arts and music making; encouraging their talent and potential, building their confidence, and offering life-changing creative experiences. Through these projects the Hive has worked with and continues to work with: Looked After Children, Young Carers, NEETs young people, Armed Forces families, young people in Pupil Referral Units, travelling communities, home education networks, rurally isolated young people, schools and colleges, Youth Services and young people with alcohol and substance misuse issues, among others. We aim to continue developing this work for many years to come. Below are just some of the projects that we have been involved with organising and running.