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Orchard Residency

In August 2020, Moor to Sea became established as Musical Artists in Residence at The Orchard, Lupton for one day a week.

Workshops and 1:1 sessions have responded to young people’s needs and preferences; we have identified environmentally-friendly instruments which complement the beauty of the natural space, created original recordings, films and soundscapes, written songs and worked in partnership to develop a core team of young people interested in exploring music, advocacy and access.

Music provides transferable and therapeutic effects for young people in many ways. Alongside it providing an access point for engagement, it can provide a way to have a conversation for those that do not use language or talking as a primary means of communication. This residency uses music as a way to break down barriers; focusing on connecting people to community and environment, developing empowering relationships with Young People in order to work together to enable access for all.

This work was funded by Imagine This Partnership, in collaboration with South West Family Values.