Zone Club is our monthly music-making project for young adults aged 16+ with learning disabilities. These are brilliant sessions, always on the first Saturday if the month, where young people can create their own music, lyrics, dance and films.  They are expertly supported by musicians, music therapists, film-makers and theatre practitioners. Whether it's rapping, singing, song-writing, music tech, conducting or drumming - our Zone Clubbers always lead the way!

 

Zone Club highlights 2018/19

It's been an exciting time for the Club with more opportunities to perform and take part in events both at WMC and further afield:

  • In November 2018, WMC were proud to host the Fast Forward Festival, a national disability arts festival.  A presentation and film screening at the Symposium on the day shared the work and approach of Zone Club with delegates from arts organisations across the UK.  This was followed by Zone Club’s fantastic performance alongside BSO Resound and members of the Orchestra for the Age of Enlightenment.
  • This January, Zone Club once again opened the annual Bradford Roots Festival at WMC with a new and brilliant performance. 
  • In May, Clubbers attended the Beltane Bhakti Festival in Dorset, where they ran an inclusive music making session and shared some of their recent music pieces.
  • In June, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment led the Zone Clubbers in an incredible day of activity. Within a few short hours they had created their own telling of the Fairy Queen with the music of Henry Purcell.
  • In June, members of Zone Club also attended the Big Family Music Day at WMC, taking part in instrumental workshops, singing on the outdoor stage and joining the Big Family Orchestra for a performance of We Are The Champions

Find out more about Zone Club by calling us on 01225 860 110 or emailing info@wiltshiremusic.org.uk

The staff are really brilliant at encouraging the participants to join in and reach their potential. With their regular encouragement he has gained confidence enormously and is now happy to sing and perform independently on stage in front of a large audience. This improved assertiveness and self confidence has without a shadow of a doubt helped him to cope successfully with his move out into independent living. He loves the freedom to choose what he wants to do.
Zone Club Member's Parent