Youth Centre launches new music suite

Little Stoke Youth Centre is holding a launch event to promote its new music suite on Saturday 15 August.

As well as having the opportunity to see the new facilities, visitors can take part in music workshops and there will be performances by young people throughout the day. There will also be refreshments, a bouncy castle, badge making and many more fun activities for all the family to enjoy.

Young people have worked hard to make successful bids for around £96,000 to fund the music studio, which took around seven months to build and is now being used to make and record music.

Called ‘Little Stoke Live,’ the professional studio is for young people aged 13 to 19 years old who are interested in learning more about music and sound engineering.

Cllr Sheila Cook, executive member for children and young people, said: “The facility at Little Stoke Youth Centre is first class and will provide an interesting place for young people to go and develop their talents, from singing to sound engineering.”

“The youth centre is currently open Monday to Thursday evenings thanks to support from Stoke Gifford Parish Council.”

The funding came from a number of sources including the Big Stash, Youth Music funding, Heart FM, the Bank of Ireland, Quartet and The Mall Foundation.

The project has been developed by South Gloucestershire Council’s youth service and during 2009/10 a range of music projects and studio opportunities have been lined up in partnership with Kayto Sound and Youth Music.

Members of girl group Urban Angels, who worked on the funding bid and recently produced a CD in the studio, got the crowd going when they performed at the Patchway Festival in July.

They said: “The new facilities at Little Stoke Youth Centre are amazing. We all enjoy singing and encourage each other to join in – it really builds up the confidence of the younger girls and everyone gets to choose songs for the group to sing – a favourite is No One by Alicia Keys.

The launch event runs from 12pm until 4pm at Little Stoke Youth Centre, Little Stoke Lane.

For further information on the studio and a list of training programmes available visit

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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