Ebony Steelband Trust Summer Holiday Project
Ebony steelband Trust will deliver an exciting Carnival Arts Holiday Programme providing cultural opportunities for children and young people at risk of social exclusion
July 2018 - September 2018
Charity information: Ebony Steelband Trust
Reduction in holiday specialist activity costs for parents/carers
Encourage children and young people to become aspiring musicians
A safer way to engage in Notting Hill Carnival
Reduce child food poverty
Encourage children and young people to make healthy lifestyle choices
Ebony will offer a range of fun steelpan classes, Mas (carnival costume design) sessions, weekly cooking workshops and offsite trips during the summer holiday. Ebony will also provide the opportunity to participate in a range of special events and competitions leading up and and including Notting Hill Carnival. A free healthy meal will be on offer to all children and young who participate in our programme
Encourage children and young people to make healthy food and nutritional choices
Activities» Provide a free meal and fruit/veg during classes and workshops and offer weekly cooking workshops
Photograph and video evidence, we currently collate registers of attendance for our classes
Children and young people to become aspiring musicians and perfomers
Activities» Through our steel pan classes the children are given the opportunity to learn music theory
» Participation in annual events such as Junior Panorama Competition, Ebony's Blockorama (steel pan funday), Notting Hill Carnival & Christmas concert
The ability to participate many of our events, photograph and video evidance. feedback from children and young epople
To enhance team work,communication, social, personal and emotional development
Activities» Provide a range of fun educational offsite trips as requested by our children and young people
The children and young people will choose the activities, the number of children that sign up for the trips, photographic and video evidence
Learn about the different aspects of the Carnival Art form
Activities» Establish a children's and young peoples Mas Camp sessions in which they will learn costume making, sewing skills, dress fitting and costume assemble
Registration to workshops, photographic and video evidence
Long term changes include the ability to learn a musical instrument and increase the skills and confidence of the children who attend.
This will be monitored by progress reports from our steelpan tutors, interviews from the children and young people
This project was a request from our children and young people who naturally return to use our services every year
All tutors and volunteers are first Aid trained. All events are risk assessed
Photographic Evidence, case studies, reports and videos
Budget - Project Cost: £5,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £600 t-shirts for participation in competition and perfomances £2,400 transport offsite trips, special events and competition £1,000 offsite trips entry in to venues £800 healthy food ingredients for health meals and cooking workshops £200 Mas camp workshops materials for mas camp workshops
Ebony steelband trust was established 1969 and untill 2002 were based in the heart of north kensingon portobello road. In 2004 we moved into at the Yaa Centre a purpose built carnival arts centre in the london borough of Westminster and formed part of the Carnival village Trust. Our catchment area comprises North Kensington, North Westminster and parts of Hammersmith and Brent. To this day we hold all of our special events in north kensington.
Children and Young people at risk of social exclusion. families from low income households. NEET (not in education or training)
Ebony steelband trust is world renowned for its contribution to the steelpan instrument and carnival arts. Ebony has won 27 titles, four of which belong to our children’s band. Our recent performance highlights have been Grenfell Memorial Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral. A key focus of Ebony’s work in the past year has been the development of children and young people This now numbers over 60 dedicated young musicians. we are now looking to expand on the work we do with children and young people
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Pepe Francis - Director
Pepe has been the director for the trust since 1969
works with the children and young people on the carnival projects and competitions. Joshua also arranges music for our children's class
David is an aspiring musician & arranger. He has led our youth band to victory for the last 3 consecutive years at the junior panorama competition
Joelle leads our youngest co-hort of players known as the ebony cubs with the youngest musician aged 7yrs.
Cubs are really fun and we learn new tricks like how to roll better, we assign different people to different pans, we have a vote on which generation of music we like to play this time we chose finesse by Bruno Mars