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Herts Big Beautiful Noise

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Herts Big Beautiful Noise

Herts Big Beautiful Noise

Hertfordshire Music Service By Hertfordshire Music Service

We will takeover Watford's world famous Colosseum for a day of music-making and celebration for students from Hertfordshire SEND schools and their families.

Welwyn Delivery stage

pledged of £8,432

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

For one day in July 2020 Watford Colosseum will be filled with the sounds of music making, laughter, celebration and joy. The ‘Lord of the Rings’ film soundtrack was recorded in this fantastic venue. This will be a similarly epic enterprise! Activities will include: - music making - signing and singing - music composition - bucket drumming - dance - visual arts Building to a live performance for friends and family at the end of the day. Young people from ten SEND schools will work alongside professional musicians and artists, their teachers, young dance and music-making leaders from Silverbirch Dance and Herts Inclusive Theatre, young musicians from school and county orchestras, and older peers from other special schools.

What we'll deliver:

  • Young people across the county will make live music together in a spectacular venue
  • Disabled and able-bodied young people will work together producing music of the highest quality
  • We will give disabled young people access to professional musicians creating unforgettable memories

Why it's a great idea:

This is a great idea because it will give SEND young people access to music making at the highest possible level. It will give them the opportunity to gain new skills and confidence in their abilities, make new friends, have fun and create an unforgettable memory. It will give musicians, artists and young arts leaders experience and confidence in working with SEND young people. Families will see just how much their young person can achieve and raise awareness of other cultural activities they can participate in.

Steps to get it done:

  • Draw up detailed action plan with roles and responsibilities
  • Inform schools of project and asking for expression of interest
  • Link event to activities supporting ArtsMark and Arts Award in Herts schools
  • Promote the event as a new collaboration in Herts Year of Culture 2020
  • Commission professional creative workshop leaders
  • Draw up guidelines on running an event of this type, shared through Creative Hertfordshire
  • Liaise with schools, venue, workshop leaders, young voluteers in the development of project
  • Providing a skill-sharing seminar before the event with practitioners, teachers and young volunteers
  • Run event
  • Evaluate and write up report on event

Watford Colosseum is an internationally-reknown venue for enjoying live music, and it is an inspiring venue for music, theatre and the arts. Hertfordshire is celebrating a Year of Culture in 2020, promoting opportunities for all its residents and visitors to try new cultural activities. There will be an opportunity for some young people to support the production of the event, in line with other partners.


Location Welwyn

About the space



Hertfordshire County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £8,431

Venue Hire for the Watford Colosseum for 1 day - £3,300 (39%)
Evant planning support - £2,000 (24%)
Singing and Signing Workshop Leader - Paul Whittaker - 2 days - £500 (6%)
Young Music and Arts Leaders - £400 (5%)
Dance Workshop Leader - £350 (4%)
Percussion Workshop Leader - £350 (4%)
Visual Arts Workshop Leader - £350 (4%)
Refreshments for participants and helpers on the day - £300 (4%)
Van Hire for the event - £250 (3%)
Other - £631 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Venue Hire for the Watford Colosseum for 1 day
Evant planning support
Singing and Signing Workshop Leader - Paul Whittaker - 2 days
Young Music and Arts Leaders
Dance Workshop Leader
Percussion Workshop Leader
Visual Arts Workshop Leader
Refreshments for participants and helpers on the day
Van Hire for the event
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • 1. The ability to invite more schools to take part
  • 2. The ability to provide more activities on the day
  • 3. The opportunity to offer more follow-up workshops in schools

Total £8,431

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