Leeds music charity, Cloth Cat, continues to inspire with their Get Your Act Together music project for young people.
Cloth Cat, a charity based in Holbeck, have been supporting people and the Leeds music scene for almost 25 years. They put on gigs all over the city as well as running various projects that support people’s well-being through music.
One of the projects they are currently running is called Get Your Act Together – a 10 week music course for young people aged 11-18. Their dedicated industry professionals teach guitar, drums, keyboards, rap and singing to small classes of keen and enthusiastic young people.
Last term culminated in a fantastic Christmas performance at The Holbeck, attended by the local community and friends and family. One parent commented:
“The Rap sessions this year have built my daughter’s confidence and given her an outlet to express herself. We are all super proud of her performance, but it was a tiny part of what she has gained from your music sessions. We are both looking forward to next year’s sessions starting.”
The next term of Get Your Act Together starts on the Monday 8 January and runs for 10 weeks. All the classes are free and open to anyone ages 11-18 from any part of the city, there are still one or two spaces left so get in there quickly to reserve you space! More information can be found at clothcatleeds.org.uk/projects/get-your-act-together. The courses are funded The National Lottery.
This post was written by Kate Prothero
Photo: Cloth Cat’s Rap tutor
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