25th Birthday Show

25/11/20 marks the very day we officially came into being 25 years ago, so we’d love for you to join us for an online celebration show. It all started from Artistic Director Sara’s living room as she worked out how to set up the first Music in Prisons projects – Covid-19 means that we’ll now be bringing the celebrations to YOUR living rooms, but that won’t stop us from having a party!

Since those early days we’ve expanded our work into the community to also support former prisoners (Sounding Out) and young people from challenging circumstances (Making Tracks); we’ve collaborated with wonderful organisations including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Clean Break, Synergy, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to name but a few; we’ve won awards including the British Composers’ Award, Royal Society of Public Health Arts & Health Award, and in October 2020 we were shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society ‘Impact’ Award for the Lullaby Project.

Most importantly, we’ve made original music with thousands of people who wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity, bringing joy, inspiration and increased aspiration as a result. They have gone on to incredible things, including performing at prestigious venues and learning facilitation skills from our project team musicians which have allowed them to share their passion for music.

There is a lot to celebrate! RSVP to info@irenetaylortrust.com now and we will share the link to join us live online nearer the day.

Celebrating 25 years of the Irene Taylor Trust…

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