Beat This!


We are excited to announce funding from Youth Music that will enable us to offer three lyric writing and music production courses, to young people in Oxfordshire.


Participants will develop their expressive and musical ability, as well as improve their self-efficacy through performing and organising music nights. They will also have the chance to undertake an Arts Award.


Fusion Arts will be managing the project in collaboration with Littlemore, East Oxford, and Witney Early Intervention Hubs. We will have experienced music leaders and producers running the sessions and masterclasses, including local spoken word artist Steve Larkin, and music producer, Alex Hehir.


Starting January 2014 in Witney – see further details below.


Beat This!



BEAT THIS! Fusion Arts free music project for people aged 14-25 will kick off with a launch night at Fat Lil’s in Witney on Thursday 16th January.


Calling all young people ages 14-25!!!


Are you a singer or upcoming musician? Do you want to improve your lyric writing? Have you got some tracks you want to record with professional equipment?


Beat This will engage up to 12 young people (ages 14-25) in a series of creative music training workshops based at Witney Hub over 12 weeks January-April 2014. Priority places will be reserved for NEETS and those in challenging circumstances.


The young people will be guided by a course co-ordinator, 2 professional artists and a learning assistant, and they will also be offered the opportunity to gain an Arts Awards Accreditation, a nationally recognised creative arts certificate.


Course participants will receive masterclasses in lyric writing, music production, and performance skils and also learn about putting on large-scale events leading up to their own performance showcase. Those interested in all genres of music welcome.


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Thursday 16th January, launch night at Fat Lil’s. Including performances from professional music artists of several genres and past Fusion Arts music course participants.


Followed by ten weekly Thursday sessions, 4-6pm, at Witney Hub, from Thursday 23rd January.


Culminating in an end of project gig at a professional venue for the course participants.


How to get involved:


Those interested should come to the launch night at Fat Lil’s, to get to know the artists and the other young people, and enjoy a gig of varied music before signing up to the subsequent sessions. All welcome.


Transport expenses are available for those who would not otherwise be able to access the course and are coming from beyond Witney.


email for more information or to book a place.


**BOOKING ESSENTIAL 01865 245735