Panda is working in partnership with RecRock on the ICE community project. View our previous post on this great project here.
We are holding an open day on Thursday 8th June for anyone to drop in and see what the buzz is all about.
The fun starts at 10am in Welsh Ice, Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Rd, Caerphilly, CF83 3GG
For more info on what the course offers, read on…
RecRock is looking for unemployed people 16+ not on the work programme who are interested in music and media. Whether you are the next Dave Grohl or Stephen Spielberg, we want to help you achieve your dreams of creating a career for yourself in the creative industries. Singers, instrumentals, rappers, producers, photographers, script writers, audio editors all welcome. No experience necessary even if you just want to try your hand and make some new friends.
The course runs over 8 weeks at Caerphilly Business Park, and aims to give people a realistic work experience in which we will learn to play an instrument, make a short film, put on a concert, art projects, written and recorded an original song. Following on from the course we will find volunteering The Big Cheese and Caerphilly Comic-con.
RecRock is looking to continue the success of the project starting with a cohort of new musicians in June. Chris Williams said “The most interesting vocational based course I have attended. Previously, employment in creative industries seemed out of my reach, but this course has allowed me to access experience in areas I might not have pursued.”
Another participant said “Really great course, I wanted to delve deeper into the music production side of music and RecRock has allowed me to do this and work with some really inspired up and coming artists, it has also allowed me to host an open mic night which is something I love, its also allowed me to mingle with other artists and musicians which is fantastic, I even managed to play a bass guitar something that has been impossible for many years. I would recommend this course for anyone irrespective of age.”
One of the participants has been singing for a while, and on the course recorded a cover of a song. Over three weeks, the song has gained over 21,000 views on YouTube! Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Heoh7j4Ahyg
The latest group also shot and edited their own horror film. Check it out here if you dare…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shEpYEN1Dq8&feature=youtu.be
Once performers have built up their set, they will be offered the stage at all major Caerphilly events such as the Big Cheese, Food Festival. We are having an open day on 8th Jun at Welsh ICE for people to meet our current cohort and find out what we’ve been up to.
The course isn’t just for established musicians or film makers. It can be for people who are unsure of what they want to do, but want to try something different, want to build their confidence and make new friends.