Making music
with London’s
newest
communities

Making music
with London’s
newest
communities

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 are celebrating 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 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 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

Music-Leader

James Moriarty

Creative Music Leader

Jerome Silsby

Ukulele Leader

Kaia McTernan

Music Relationship Co-ordinator

Suzy Herbert

Bookkeeper

Arjun Jethwa

Fife Leader

Nadine Assam

Trainee Workshop Leader

Associate Artists

Julie Thompson
Basel Saleh
Abimaro Gunnell

Trustees

Lawrence Becko
Role Beyond Fairbeats: Consultant

‘Lawrence is a consultant in the cultural sector and creative industries where he specialises in organisational development, cultural mapping, youth programmes and leadership training. He was born in London to a mixed culture migrant family, and grew up in Athens. He became Chair of Fairbeats in June 2018.’

Nigel Tyler
Role Beyond Fairbeats: 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. Lawrence also volunteers at a London emergency night shelter. He joined Fairbeats in September 2019.

Work with us

 

Open positions

 

Trainees

 

We are currently recruiting two new trainees to work with us at the Wandsworth and Southwark Centres. More information on these position can be found here

Work with us

 

Open positions:

 

Trainees

 

We are currently recruiting two new trainees to work with us at the Wandsworth and Southwark Centres. More information on these position can be found here

‘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