Members meet at the Basement Club by the village hall on Wednesday evenings. Members can use the recreation ground and its equipment. The club house also has a kitchen, a games room, a computer and video games consoles. Junior sessions for young people aged 9-11 start at 6pm until 7.30pm. Seniors (aged 12+) from 7.30pm to 9pm. In addition there is a Senior (aged 12+) session on Thursdays from 6pm until 8pm.
The young people wrote, scripted, acted and filmed a film short on the dangers of cold-water swimming.
They were supported by Nat Wilkins and Jonah Maurice of Canny Productions, a north-east film and video company with strong local links - Nat and Jonah are from the Allen Valleys.
Anna Harrison, a youth worker who also performs as a solo musician, leads our Young Notes choir which met for rehearsals in the school. Young Notes has performed at the Allendale Fair, the Folk Festival, and the Agricultural Show as well as concerts in the school.
North Pennine Young Voices
This project, funded by Youth Music, lasted three years and worked with young people from Allendale, Haltwhistle, Bellingham and Haydon Bridge, coming together as one big choir. Working with professional vocal coaches, it led to full technically supported stage performances at the Queens Hall Hexham.
Photo credit: Dane Curran (Dane Curran Photography)
We were honoured to have the skills of: Jilly Jarman of Blue Jam Arts Penrith Barb Hignett of Rock School Hexham Fiona Lander of LanderMason Northumberland Music Service (Ian Brown and June Welch - local musicians and teachers)
It was a project with many outcomes for music making with young people.