L&P Snapshot #6: Messy Songs at the Cherry Trees School

We’ve been working with The Cherry Trees School for 15 years and over that time our relationship has grown from strength to strength. The primary school specialises in supporting boys with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, so it’s especially important for us to build a trusting relationship between the teaching staff and our artists. In…

Me, Myself, Us!

Over the last few weeks we’ve been working with The Cherry Trees boys school in Bow delivering fun and engaging creative sessions including drumming, singing, songwriting, live electronics, improvising and puppets! Opening in 1997, the school works with primary school pupils who have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Spitalfields Music has been presenting musical activities…

On the ninth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… recordings and pictures from last week’s Winter Wonderland project at Toynbee Hall. Winter Wonderland brought together young people with special educational needs from across Tower Hamlets. Working together with Spitalfields Music, Drake Music, Map Squad and Toynbee Hall alongside music leaders Roshi Nasehi and Gary Day the participants devised, workshopped…

At the Cherry Trees

For a number of years we have been working with The Cherry Trees School in Bow and its extraordinary pupils, who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties. Workshop leader Roshi Nasehi reflects on their most recent work with us. I’m writing this blog on the tail end of an intense, varied and extremely rewarding few months…