Making music
with Young Londoners

Making music
with Young Londoners

Fairbeats on Threads Radio Show for Refugee Week 2020
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Fairbeats Corona Virus Statement:

‘During 2020, due to the Covid-19 outbreak we moved all Fairbeats activity to live online sessions and remote learning. We are happy to announce we’ve now opened up most of our music workshops and we’re teaching sessions in person (abiding by local Covid regulations). We know that music, creativity, social contact and connecting is hugely important for everyone we work with and we are proud we’ve been able to continue our work throughout this unpredictable season.’

Fairness

Creativity

Friendship

Openness

Wellbeing

Fairness

Creativity

Friendship

Openness

Wellbeing

We are Fairbeats!

We are a music charity working with young refugees, asylum seekers, newly arrived migrants and their families. We work with community centres across south London and the families we work with come from all over the world.

 

We bring people together through music-making and other artistic activities in a way that is creative, relaxed, dynamic and fun.

 

Fairbeats was founded by Catherine Carter and Jennifer Raven. In 2019-2020 we celebrated our tenth birthday year.

 

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We are Fairbeats!

 

We are a music charity working with young refugees, asylum seekers, newly arrived migrants and their families. We work with community centres across south London and the families we work with come from all over the world.

 

We bring people together through music-making and other artistic activities in a way that is creative, relaxed, dynamic and fun.

 

Fairbeats was founded by Catherine Carter and Jennifer Raven. In 2019-2020 we are celebrating our tenth birthday year.

Where we work

We work in partnership with Action for Refugees in Lewisham, Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugee Action Kingston and Love to Learn Homework Club in Wandsworth. At each centre we run regular music clubs where children can learn new musical skills and create new music together.

 

Through our bursary scheme we also support the children we work with to take part in other music making for example with Midi Music Club, MultiStory Orchestra, Battersea Arts Centre Beatbox Academy and The Albany.

 

If you or someone you know would like to take part please contact the centres directly to find out more about the clubs they run.

Where we work

We work in partnership with Action for Refugees in Lewisham, Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugee Action Lewisham and Love to Learn Homework Club in Wandsworth. At each centre we run regular music clubs where children can learn new musical skills and create new music together.

 

Through our bursary scheme we also support the children we work with to take part in other music making for example with Midi Music Club, MultiStory Orchestra, Battersea Arts Centre Beatbox Academy and Kingston Music Hub.

Support us

 

Help bring people together through music-making. Donate to Fairbeats! With Paypal. 

Support us

 

Help bring people together through music-making.
Donate to Fairbeats! With Paypal. 

The Fairbeats Team

Catherine Carter

Creative Director and Co-founder

Jennifer Raven

Operations Director and Co-founder

Awate Suleiman

Love to Learn Music Leader

James Moriarty

AFRIL Music Leader

Kaia McTernan

Music Relationship Co-ordinator

Nadine Assam

RAK Music Leader

Suzy Herbert

Bookkeeper

Arjun Jethwa

AFRIL Fife Leader

Jerome Silsby

SDCAS Music Leader

Daniel Miles

Guest Artist and Trainee

Holly Khan

Guest Artist and Trainee

Abi Bailey

AFRIL Ukulele Leader

Abimaro Gunnell

Associate Artist and Mentor

Julie Thompson

Associate Artist and Mentor

Basel Saleh

Associate Artist

Trustees

Carolyn Ehman

Interim Chair of Trustees

Business Development Manager at The Albany

 

Carolyn is a arts management professional with a background in music and a focus on organisational resilience in practice. She is a firm advocate of community arts, having been involved in volunteer and trustee roles with a number of charities over the past decade. She  joined the Fairbeats board in 2018.

Nigel Tyler

Treasurer

IT Manager

 

Nigel has an undergraduate degree in Economics, he is an IT Manager for a financial services firm where manages teams and projects in Europe, North America and India. In his spare time, he teaches Jiu Jitsu and has earned a blackbelt.

 Esther Trewinnard

Trustee

Senior Media Officer at Tearfund

 

Esther works as a PR and Communications specialist in the humanitarian aid sector and has an interest in Community Music. Esther ran a local Thula Mama harmony singing group for new parents and carers in south-east London for many years and first came across Fairbeats when studying for an MA in Music and Development at SOAS. Born in the UK, Esther lived in Sardinia as a child, and later lived and worked in Tanzania and Peru.

Irene Ogunseitan

Trustee

Assistant Principal at an alternative provision academy

 

Irene joined the board in 2014. She is an assistant principal at an alternative provision academy which caters for young people who do not attend mainstream school due to circumstances such as school exclusion and school refusal. She has a master’s degree in Education Policy and is passionate about supporting young people to overcome barriers to learning and well-being. Born in Lewisham, she spent her early childhood in Nigeria and is a committed advocate for the numerous immigrant diasporas that contribute to the cultural dynamism of the UK.

Corinne Bass

Trustee

Senior Partnerships Manager at A New Direction

 

Corinne is Senior Partnerships Manager at A New Direction, a non-profit organisation aiming to enable all young Londoners to develop their creativity and play an active part in the cultural life of the city. She’s passionate about creative learning, lives in Lewisham, south London, and is an occasional but enthusiastic open water swimmer.

Work with us

We looking for an experienced Ukulele Leader to join our team in Lewisham to see the full Job Description please find out more here

Please send a CV and covering letter to Kaia kaia.fairbeats@gmail.com by 5pm 6th December 2021. Shortlisted Candidates will contacted by the 10th December  with interviews taking place on the week beginning of 13th December. 

If you have any enquiries about the role please contact our Creative Director Catherine Carter fairbeats@gmail.com

We looking for a General Manager to join our team to see the full Job Description please find out more here

Please send a CV and covering letter to Kaia kaia.fairbeats@gmail.com by 5pm 6th December 2021. Shortlisted Candidates will contacted by the 10th December  with interviews taking place on the week beginning of 13th December. 

If you have any enquiries about the role please contact our Creative Director Catherine Carter fairbeats@gmail.com

Work with us

We looking for an experienced Ukulele Leader to join our team in Lewisham to see the full Job Description please find out more here

Please send a CV and covering letter to Kaia kaia.fairbeats@gmail.com by 5pm 6th December 2021. Shortlisted Candidates will contacted by the 10th December  with interviews taking place on the week beginning of 13th December. 

If you have any enquiries about the role please contact our Creative Director Catherine Carter fairbeats@gmail.com

We looking for a General Manager to join our team to see the full Job Description please find out more here

Please send a CV and covering letter to Kaia kaia.fairbeats@gmail.com by 5pm 6th December 2021. Shortlisted Candidates will contacted by the 10th December  with interviews taking place on the week beginning of 13th December. 

If you have any enquiries about the role please contact our Creative Director Catherine Carter fairbeats@gmail.com

‘When I’m sad or angry,

music cheers me up.’

(Fairbeats participant)

‘When I hear music,

I can be myself’

(Fairbeats participant)

“I feel safe in Fairbeats.” 

(Fairbeats participant)

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Contact

 

For more information about Fairbeats! please email us at: fairbeats@gmail.com
or call on: +44 (0)7817 550510 

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Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer: Catherine Carter

Charity Number: 1159133