Making Music Together

We are excited to be delivering a new community project in the west end of Newcastle to provide opportunities for people to learn, play and listen to music. 

Let’s be clear from the start – this not a jazz project. It will embrace music from different ages and cultures.

This pilot project, which runs to 31 March 2019, is being funded by the Community Foundation’s Newcastle Cultural Investment Fund and is supported by Newcastle City Council. We have recently appointed local musician Ben Helm as the project co-ordinator.

Ben will be holding a number of FREE Making Music Together sessions in various community venues in the west end of Newcastle from September 2018 to March 2019. The details have not been finalised but the activities on offer include: instrumental learning, playing in groups, choirs, DJ skills, song writing etc.

We welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities to take part in Making Music Together. The activities are FREE. The minimum age is 16. There is no maximum age.

Getting involved in music can improve health and wellbeing. It can relieve stress, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of dementia and depression. Making music together with others can build confidence and aid concentration and learning. … It’s also fun!

If you are interested and want to know more please get in contact.
Email Ben Helm on, and interact with the project on Facebook @MakingMusicTogether.Newcastle and Instagram @makingmusictogetherncl