Donation to boost music group’s work with young people

The Waveney Valley Folk Collective has a busy year of events scheduled. ANL-150503-091157001
The Waveney Valley Folk Collective has a busy year of events scheduled. ANL-150503-091157001

A donation from a former south Norfolk music project is to assist the Waveney Valley Folk Collective to develop its work with young people.

The £1,200 award was from the former S.N. Sounds Live project, which was created in 2000 to give young people in south Norfolk a place to play their music with their friends and explore and develop their creativity.

Over a 13 year period the project grew to provide local gigs in towns and villages, organised annual residential experiences providing a week of ‘musical immersion’ for young people, outdoor one-day festivals as well as many workshops, including singing, band development, recording and performance skills.

Jo Bowley, former Youth Worker supporting the Project said: “After the County Council’s Youth Service was decommissioned in 2011 this project sadly had to cease but the young people’s steering group decided that the remaining funds should be kept to go towards another musical venture in the future.

“I am so pleased the donation is now able to support the work of young people as part of the continuing development of the Waveney Valley Folk Collective.”

The Folk Collective was formed in 2014 and is run by a group of local musicians.

For more information on the Waveney Folk Valley Collective, visit their website www.waveneyvalleyfolkcollective.co.uk