Musical Beacons London

Waltham Forest | Summer in Aldgate | Home Is Where The Music Is

Musical Beacons London has been very busy this Spring! Firstly, the music making in Waltham Forest carried on from 2020. Secondly, Soundcastle made ‘mini-Beacons’ projects: Summer in Aldgate and Home Is Where The Music Is. You can navigate to all the projects from here.

If you have any questions, you can always talk to us. Happy music making!

Waltham Forest

Summer in Aldgate

Home Is Where The Music Is

Musical Beacons London Waltham Forest

Get your family jammin'!

Musical Beacons Waltham Forest was busy making music through the Spring. Our families and team are taking a break and will be back creating more music soon.

If you and your family can’t wait to keep making music, then take a look at our series of family challenges the Musical Beacons team made during the Summer of 2020 and get busy making!

Your Musical Beacons Waltham Forest team.
Gail Macleod Soundcatle Co-director
Gail
Soundcastle Co-director
Chiel Busscher Associate facilitator
Chiel
Associate facilitator
Allice Poppleton Associate facilitator
Alice
Associate facilitator

Meet Our Guest Musicians!

Your chance to meet some of the amazing guest musicians who have been joining us in Musical Beacons Waltham Forest.

Meet Susannah

Why did you start playing the harp? I first asked when I was 2 years…

Meet Frances

Why did you start playing the french horn? I started playing the french horn a…

Meet Sergio

Why did you start playing the lute and theorbo? These instruments evoke such a rich…

Meet Cherry T

Why did you start playing the drums? As a young child, I was very inspired…

Meet Marla

Why did you start playing the bass? I started playing bass guitar after a period…

With support from

Musical Beacons London Home is where the music is

Exciting musical adventures

The Musical Beacons team has been working alongside Drake Music to take families on exciting music making adventures. We have also been working with The Lloyd Park Children’s Charity and their Somewhere to Belong network.

The music made by the families involved can be heard here:

Setting up touchboards:

Your Musical Beacons Home Is Where The Music Is team.
Gail Macleod Soundcatle Co-director
Gail
Soundcastle Co-director
Associate facilitator Hannah Opstad
Hannah
Associate facilitator
Andre Apenu
Andre
Associate facilitator
Associate Facilitator Louise
Louise
Associate facilitator
Bea
Associate facilitator (Drake Music)

Private Family Resources

Some families asked us to upload the music and recorded sessions they made, to watch back whenever they choose to. We’re very happy to do so through these password protected pages.

Meet Our Facilitators!

Soundcastle facilitators

Hannah O

Gail

Drake Music facilitators

Dav

Bea

Soundcastle Music Producers

Andre

Louise

With support from

Musical Beacons London Summer in Aldgate
A special dawn chorus for Aldgate​

The Musical Beacons team and City of London are busy creating a special dawn chorus soundscape this summer.

Your Musical Beacons Summer in Aldgate team.
Gail Macleod Soundcatle Co-director
Gail
Soundcastle Co-director
Associate facilitator Fernando Machado
Fernando
Associate facilitator
Lauren Dyer Associate facilitator
Lauren
Associate facilitator
Associate facilitator Deborah Shorinde
Deborah
Associate facilitator

Dawn Chorus Family Challenge for Primary Schools

Here’s a film which we shared with the schools for kids to watch at home with their families – enjoy!

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