Fairbeats Music

Fairbeats: Making music with children in Lewisham

We want to provide music making activities to children who attend Action for Refugees in Lewisham giving them opportunities to have fun, be creative and build their confidence with experienced teachers. We will support marginalised children to continue to have a creative life in spite of Covid-19.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1159133)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£4,070

Donations

42

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • Before, he was very shy to ask me questions, especially at home, but now he asks a lot of questions... questions outside music, I notice that as well. When he’s playing, I play with him; I also learn. Fairbeats! teaches him music, he teaches me how to play, so we both play together & we bond.

    — Fairbeats parent

  • “Families tell other people they should come to Fairbeats. It’s a good place to be. It’s a good place to learn.”

    — Fairbeats participant

  • “I’ve noticed changes. Even in school, the teachers are always commenting on her bravery. I couldn’t believe it until I see her when she’s on her ukulele and guitar. I see a completely different person. The moment she’s playing her instrument, she’s beaming with light.”

    — Fairbeats parent

  • “It’s really fun. It helps us to learn properly. It’s like being at school but better.”

    — Fairbeats participant

  • “I’ve noticed changes. Even in school, the teachers are always commenting on her bravery. I couldn’t believe it until I see her when she’s on her ukulele and guitar. I see a completely different person. The moment she’s playing her instrument, she’s beaming with light.”

    — Fairbeats parent

  • “Families tell other people they should come to Fairbeats. It’s a good place to be. It’s a good place to learn.”

    — Fairbeats participant

  • “It’s really fun. It helps us to learn properly. It’s like being at school but better.”

    — Fairbeats participant

Situation

We support young refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants in south London to develop music making skills. Fairbeats children experience complex challenges including insecure housing situations, economic deprivation and parental mental health issues, and as a result are disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis. They have limited opportunities for music education & creative fun. There are no other sustained music projects for primary aged refugees & new migrants in Lewisham.

Solution

Fairbeats will run free, inclusive sessions for children to gain real musical skills that they can take into the wider world and the rest of their lives. We will lead children musical experimentation, risk-taking and creative fun within the security of an expertly facilitated, safe and supportive space. Fairbeats children who can be marginalised in mainstream settings will be given the opportunity to learn and to continue to have a creative life in spite of Covid-19.