Working with Heathbrook Primary School we formed the Heathbrook Street Band in spring/summer 2017. During weekly after-school sessions participants (primary age pupils, parents, volunteers and adults with learning disabilities) made instruments from recycled materials, in a fun and inclusive environment. The project brought together people from different communities to build understanding and tolerance.
The band called themselves The Lone Beatz. The sound was loud and proud, with rhythm at the heart!
The Band composed music together and practised songs, culminating in several outdoor performances during the summer–at Heathbrook Primary School, Wandsworth Arts Fringe, Lambeth Country Show and Get Active Battersea.
Finally we all came together in the studio to record some of the songs - listen to a selection here.
The project was supported by Battersea Power Station Foundation and London Borough of Wandsworth.