venn was inspired by many visits over the years to The Warren Young People’s Project in Hull and our first visit to The Midi Music Company in Deptford. Having got to know both the young people and those running both organisations, it was clear there was common ground and ambition and we believed some incredible talent could come together to create something really special.

Supported by Youth Music and working with the teams and young people at The Warren and The Midi Music Company, we scoped out a plan to bring everyone together for a getting-to-know each other weekend in Deptford where the young people would also start sharing their music passions and ideas. This was followed a couple of months later by everyone gathering in Hull to continue the development and creation of new music. 

The young people continued to work remotely between the weekends and afterwards, in the build up to two live events to showcase their new work. The first of these gigs was held in London at 229 The Venue on 15th October, with the follow up show on 30th October 2021 resulting in a Halloween show at The New Adelphi Club in Hull.

You can see the brilliant performances and hear first hand interviews with the participants and teams from The Warren and The Midi Music Company sharing just what being part of this programme meant to them, here.

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