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Project information

New Note Orchestra

We are working on a new project called 'A Sense of Place' where orchestra members are exploring the interior and exterior worlds they go to strengthen their recoveries from addiction.

October 2018 - March 2019

Charity information: New Note Projects

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  • Need

    Need

    NNO is based in Brighton and is an orchestra made up of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. It has two aims: 

    To help people in recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction to stay sober by meeting regularly to compose and play music,

    To reduce the stigmas around alcoholism and addiction in our communities by putting on public performances.

    Our musicians have complex needs, primarily around addiction but they also have mental and physical health issues. Many of our clients had

    Solution

    Composing music as a group helps to strengthen our members recovery from addiction. They work together, helping each other to stay sober. Our performances encourage our members to speak out about addiction and recovery, encouraging others to seek help. They also defy the stereotypes around addiction and show how much their lives have transformed. They inspire hope for anyone struggling with addiction.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To help people in recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction to stay sober.


    Activities

    » We will create a brand new composition which will include music, video and pre-recorded sounds. This will culminate in a season of concerts

    What success will look like

    We will help our members to strengthen their recoveries from drug and alcohol addiction. We take regular feedback.


    Aim 2

    To reduce the stigmas around alcoholism and addiction in our communities


    Activities

    » We will engage audiences with our new live orchestral piece. We hold a Q&A after every performance, encouraging audiences to ask questions.

    What success will look like

    We know by playing our music and engaging audiences with a Q&A that we reduce stigma. In our last season of concerts 97% said they would recommend our show to a friend.


  • Impact

    Impact

    This project will help our members to stay sober and bring positivity into their recovery. They will also become the inspiration for others seeking help whilst in the chaos of addiction. NNO builds community cohesion.

    Risk

    The risk might be around audiences not being engaged.

    Reporting

    We report all financials in a trustees report which is filed with the charity commission at the end of every financial year.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £3,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 Performance venues We will hold 3 performances. This money will be spent on venue hire.
      £500 Refreshments Refreshments throughout rehearsals and performances
      £750 Travel Getting the orchestra to the various performance venues
      £200 Posters Printing up leaflets and posters for the concerts
      £50 phone phone for project manager
  • Background

    Location

    We will be performing around East Sussex.

    Beneficiaries

    The general public.
    Those with an interest of addiction.
    People who work in the services
    Friends and family members of the orchestra.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We know that composing and playing music as a group helps our members to stay sober. We have a tried and tested model that encourages people to let their potential shine. The orchestra members defy negative stereotypes around addiction and we encourage a much more positive and constructive debate around sobriety.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Conall Gleeson

    Musical Director

    Molly Mathieson

    Founder / project manager