The East London School of Music (ELSOM) was launched in 2015 to raise communities aspirations, and to nurture local talent, by bringing the art of classical and contemporary music to the Hackney community. These groups include the E5 Baby and Children's Bank and the Hackney Wick Forest Explorers, alongside a team of over 70 local residents who were incredibly active during lockdown; for example knitting over 1000 face masks for local NHS workers and distributing toys, food and clothing for those who are most in need.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
ELSOM is part of a fast-growing community of collaborators and community helpers, who supported each other through lockdown and who are now working to renew wellbeing and health. ELSOM is provides a formal structure for local residents to collectively organise positive connections and opportunities to support each other in different ways. The project utilises music and culture with other social activities as a way of reaching residents who would usually be unlikely to engage in local support activities. Many families approached ELSOM during the pandemic to support their young people who were facing unprecedented hardship and social challenges, with youth and gang crime continuing to persist in the area.
Steps to get it done:
The East London School of Music have partnered with E5 Baby Bank to offer help and support for children and families in extreme hardship.
About the space
London Borough of Hackney
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