This case study explores the project activities, challenges, impact and legacy of our Youth Music funded participatory project Beats & Pieces.

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Beats & Pieces had aims to develop the musical, personal and social skills of young people aged between 11-16 living in East Durham by providing access to informal percussion music making opportunities.  The pilot project has supported a series of workshops facilitated by a music delivery team from The Sage Gateshead and supported by youth workers from the two trusted community venues hosting the sessions.  The sessions have made use of simple percussion ‘instruments’ made from everyday objects, therefore negating any financial or social barriers to participation in fun sessions whilst offering the opportunity for young people to gain Arts Award Explore accreditation.