Spitalfields Music

Music and Mindfulness Projects for Children

We will provide a series of bespoke, creative music workshops for children in partnership with Tower Hamlets schools, focusing on increasing mindfulness and wellbeing in the wake of the pandemic. We will deliver the Big Sing, a massed choir performance for 100 students at Spitalfields Festival 2022.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1052043)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Mental HealthMental Health


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Young people have been badly affected by the pandemic, facing anxiety about achievement in school, employment, and future opportunities. Teachers are concerned for their students’ mental well-being and tell us that creative activities have decreased due to lack of engagement and screen fatigue in students. Primary age children have lost communication, motor and social skills due to loss of schooling. Children who have learning difficulties or less support at home are particularly affected.


Our experience has shown us that participating in music education projects makes an enormous difference to the lives of young people. Listening to, and participating in, music increases learning and productivity, focus, and relaxation, and offers the ability to escape the anxieties of lockdown. Our music projects will enable children aged 5-18 to regain lost confidence in communication and learning stamina across all subject areas and will open a dialogue to explore challenging emotions.

  • 'It was so inspirational –learning to experience music boosted my confidence.”

    — Pupil, Swanlea School

  • 'It made me feel like I was part of the performance and we were playing with the musicians. It made me feel like a mini-musician.”

    — Key Stage 2 Pupil

  • 'I liked it because not only you were trying to inspire us to play music but also to respect and be kind to one another.'

    — Key Stage 2 Pupil