Inspired! Phase 3 Fundraiser
'We can never thank you all enough for allowing everyone a glimpse of our boy the way we see him. A beautifully unique, talented, unlimited individual who is capable of so much when the opportunity is gifted to him. We wish the project every continued success and hope it goes from strength to strength allowing more children, from such a huge variety of backgrounds, all with their own stories I'm sure, to experience the profound and life changing events my son has this year’ - Laura and Gordon Routledge
Inspired! had changed EVERYTHING.
By far the most influential, intimate musical experience you could wish for. Every aspiring musician should have this opportunity! - Robin Falke
Following the overwhelming success of our first 2 projects, we are reaching out to the community to help us raise funds for Inspired! Part 3
There is an incredible amount of talent in the young musicians of Berwick-Upon-Tweed! This Fundraiser is to allow you, the members of our community to participate in raising money for another exciting project that will bring a tremendous amount of fulfilment to young people who wish to write, perform and promote their music. The first 2 projects have had such an impact on everyone it has been an absolute no-brainer to decide to run it again. This time the project will last for 2 years and will build on the 2 previous projects by creating a thriving and dynamic musical community for all young people in the area.
‘Literally the best thing i have ever done' - Georgia Punton
We will be giving a large number of young singer/songwriters and other young musicians in the Berwick area the opportunity to work with leading professional musicians and music industry people to do all this:
Write, arrange, and produce their own songs under the guidance of producers Iain Petrie and Electric Penelope Have their songs released on a fully produced and mastered CD, Make a music video, perform at local events, and do a full mainstage performance at the Maltings Theatre in Berwick. Not only that. There will be seminars from leading figures in the music industry covering law, marketing, branding and promotion. There will be vocal coaching, group work, press, radio and internet coverage.
‘This has been the best experience of my life' - Eilidh Campbell
As has been demonstrated already this inspirational course is of great benefit to the participants, and be a beacon of positivity to the whole community. There is a real lack of resources for young musicians in the area. This project will go some way to addressing this need.
The project is scheduled to run from December 2017 to January 2020 Our aim is to raise half the funds locally. We already have significant sponsorship from a number of prominent local organisations and donors. The rest will come from Arts Council England.
'you changed my life ' - Fraser Young
Please donate whatever you can. This project will make a real difference to many young peoples lives, and enrich the vibrant musical culture of Berwick upon Tweed and beyond!
Iain Petrie and the Inspired! team :)
‘Easily the best thing that has happened to me' - Leigh Mulhern
'Inspired! The creative school for young musicians' Is a charitable trust established September 2014
'Simply one of the most innovative and successful projects undertaken in my twenty years experience of community life here' Canon Alan Hughes MBE TD, Canon Emeritus Newcastle Cathedral, formerly Vicar of Berwick
Big thanks to our sponsors and partners from last year!
The Berwick Youth Project , Auction House Berwick, Hutton Stone, Ideal Carpets The Maltings Theatre, NorthernLab , The Berwick Watchtower, Ronnie Hek Ltd, Allan Brothers, Howdens Joinery, Greaves West and Ayre , Berwick Academy, Robert White and Iain Grieve Painter and decorators