We’re coming to the end of our four-year Rock Up project in Lowestoft, and though it is a wrench to be ending our regular music sessions at Colville Youth Club, we’re leaving with such a lot to celebrate.
We’re delighted to announce that five of our Rock Up music students have recently gained their Bronze Arts Award in recognition of their development as musicians. This is a nationally recognised qualification which requires our students to: document their progress as they learn new skills; research and write about a source of musical inspiration; produce a review on an arts event they attend; and plan and deliver a musical skill-sharing session. All in all, it was a lot of hard work and a challenge for them all, but one at which they all succeeded brilliantly.
This summer our students will be showcasing their growing talents during live performances at Colville House Youth Club annual summer barbecue and through video footage we are creating together. Their first video performance can be seen here.
Finally, it’s not just a goodbye to Colville House, but a goodbye to one of our longest-standing music tutors, Bryan Hall. Bryan has worked with us on many of our music projects. He has been a wonderful tutor, role-model and friend, and will be hugely missed. Thank you, Bryan, for everything you’ve done for Suffolk Artlink.