Interested in our Sound Check training programmes? Want to check out our studio spaces or hear more about our New Noise Music Centre? Fancy sharing your thoughts and ideas as part of our What Does Music Mean To You? listening project? Well head along, meet the Future Yard team and find out what it’s all about.
Taking place on Saturday 2nd April, we present our first FUTURE YARD OPEN DAY; an opportunity to open our doors and invite you to come along for a day of emerging music as we share details of our upcoming training programmes and music making opportunities. Plus, share your thoughts about what Future Yard can do in the future. And yes, there’s free coffee too – if you lend an idea or two!
Our Open Day runs from 11am to 3pm, with a super-special basement show in the evening. We’ve got lots for you to get involved with – read on to see what suits you…
WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?
Over the past few weeks, you’ll have seen us posing the question, What Does Music Mean To You?. Well, why not pop along to Future Yard’s Open Day and tell us?
As part of our Open Day, we’ll be ready (with plenty of free coffee) to hear exactly how you feel about music, the role it plays in your life and share ideas about the kind of programme and activity that Future Yard should be creating.
Future Yard was established as a new kind of community music venue, one that takes an active role in the local community, creating music programmes and activities with a positive impact that are shaped by local people. If we are to achieve this, we need to have an open conversation with our neighbours, the people who live in and around us in Birkenhead. We want to hear about the role music plays in local people’s lives, asking the question; What Does Music Mean To You? We want to listen.
So come along between 11am and 3pm and tell us! There’s free coffee for everyone who takes part in one of our conversations, which will be led by members of the Future Yard team. Just turn up and chat. If you can’t make it, but would still like to share your thoughts, you can fill in our survey HERE. Thank you for taking the time!
SOUND CHECK TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Have you heard about our much celebrated Sound Check Programme? It’s our free-to-access training designed to introduce young people to the skills they need to pursue careers in the live music industry. From sound engineers to event managers, lighting designers to box office, Sound Check introduces 16-25 year-olds to the range of job roles and skills they need to make a career in the live music industry. And you get to work hands on at Future Yard’s live gigs in the process.
Come along to the Open Day to find out everything you need to know about Sound Check, meet the team and some of the young people who have taken part so far. We’ll be able to share details of our upcoming programmes, including our brand new Sound Check Traineeship, launched in partnership with The Learning Foundry.
Full details on Sound Check can be found HERE.
NEW NOISE LIVE
Since the start of this year, the New Noise Music Centre has been keeping Saturday mornings bouncing at Future Yard, with young emerging bands, DJs and technicians honing their skills.
This will all culminate in the first of our New Noise Live matinée shows, as Future Yard’s Live Room plays host to the new bands created at the New Noise Music Centre. The live show will also be produced and engineered by the participants themselves, who have taken part in Future Yard’s Sound Check programme.
Come down and support the next generation of music makers! And if you, or a young person you know are interested in getting involved, it’s the perfect opportunity to come and meet the team.
The New Noise Music Centre is a space for young people aged 14-16 to experiment across a range of instruments and music-making techniques. You can try your hand at guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, songwriting, rapping and live production in sessions led by our team of hugely experienced and passionate tutors. New Noise is all about exploring the music that young people love, across a range of genres, including rock, pop, electronic, hip hop, rap, jazz and everything in between.
If you’d like to find out more about the New Noise Music Centre before coming along, you can do so HERE.
UNEARTH: PROPELLER BASEMENT PARTY
7pm til late
We recently launched our brand new, state of the art rehearsal studios in our basement at 75 Argyle Street. To celebrate, we’re throwing a party – in the basement. UNEARTH will feature six artists from our PROPELLER artist development programme, up close with live sets across each of our studios. It’s kind of like a house party, in the basement of a music venue, sort of…!
Playing live on the night will be:
RACHAEL JEAN HARRIS
Due to the cosy nature of the basement party, there are only a super limited number of tickets available, priced just £6 and available HERE.
If you’re interested in using our studios, joining PROPELLER, or just want to check out the space, this is a perfect opportunity to meet some of the artist community at Future Yard. If you’re an artist who would like to come along, pop Cath an email in advance, via firstname.lastname@example.org.