Saturday 17 November 2012

Boost for Sistema Scotland

Sistema Scotland's new project, Big Noise Govanhill, has been awarded £1.325m by the Scottish government. The funds will enable Sistema Scotland to run the new project for four years, establishing a Big Noise orchestra in Govanhill one of the most deprived areas in Glasgow. The award funds come after a government commissioned report into Sistema Scotland's project in Raploch, Stirling expressed its approval. The Raploch project was started five years ago, and the new project will create a Big Noise orchestra in Govanhill aiming to 'to use music making to foster confidence, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children taking part – and across the wider community. It is based on the methods of Venezuela’s El Sistema movement.' Further information from the Sistema Scotland website.

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