It’s full steam ahead as for-Wards launches Community Outreach

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for-Wards is a large-scale, two-year project which will discover the sounds of Birmingham by working with composers and local communities. These sounds will then be used to create unique pieces of music to represent each district which is made up of 4 wards.
From Monday 14th November, each of the 5 year 1 composers will head out into the first 5 districts: Selly Oak, Hodge Hill, Northfield, Perry Barr and Edgbaston. They will work directly with community groups which have been carefully selected by Outreach Coordinators Number 11 Arts.

Justin K Broadrick

Year 1 composers are: Hip Hop practitioner Juice Aleem, experimental pop legends Pram, jazz musician Percy Pursglove, newcomer Rowen Coleing and noise god Justin K Broadrick(Godflesh/Napalm Death) and the project’s Creative Director, composer and pianist Bobbie-Jane Gardner.

Bobbie-Jane Gardner

Community groups include a volunteer group at Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston, Handsworth Choir…

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