Apollo Music Projects

Inspiring children through the magic of live music

To support the Apollo Music Projects programme in 29 primary and special schools in Hackney, Camden, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Brent and Enfield, bringing the magic of live music to children in disadvantaged areas on London, and supporting children's wellbeing.

history Campaign has now closed

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

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124784)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Our project seeks to address the disadvantages experienced by children from  deprived areas of London and the need for high-quality educational and artistic experiences that will develop, engage and inspire them. After such long periods in lockdown children in our partner schools have shown an even greater need for the sense of community and inspiration that music can provide, and for the sense of calm and focus children have described in feedback on our workshops.


Our work achieves lasting, life-changing benefits by improving cultural access for children who do not normally have the opportunity to enjoy high-quality artistic and educational experiences. We use music to reach children in a pioneering and original way, speaking directly to them and engaging them fully in the learning process. Music can inspire children who struggle with traditional learning methods, and our programme helps and encourages children of all abilities and backgrounds.

  • “Apollo Music Projects is a national treasure – this programme should be in every school in the country.”

    — Sir Simon Rattle

  • “Apollo music is one of the greatest experiences my classes (and I!) have ever had throughout the school year. I am beyond grateful to Apollo music for still running their sessions since schools have returned, there has never been a greater time in which children need this experience. Thank you!”

    — Teacher, Benthal Primary School, Hackney