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Beating Homelessness

THROUGH CREATIVITY

About the project

The Unity Roots Beating Homelessness project through Creativity is in partnership with Church Homeless Trust and Riverside at The Quays. It was set up in 2018 to support people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

 

The project is music and arts therapy based, designed to help and support some of the most vulnerable people in our society by running workshops and personal development courses with the focus on music and the creative arts.

 

The project is set in its own music studio at The Quays in Sittingbourne, Kent, where we run a number of different activities including: 

  • 12-week music programme that focuses on learning to play live instruments, singing, song-writing and recording

  • film making and drama course

  • Music and arts therapy

  • Sound engineering and music technology

  • band development programme

  • Band / Artists recordings

During 2021 we will open as a recording studio and can offer workshops to outside organisations as well as the participants we currently work with from The Quays.

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Our partners
https://www.riverside.org.uk/
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Read about our latest success story
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In house band

The project has formed a classic rock band with residents from Riverside. We have worked up a set, learnt the tunes and have started gigging. The set includes classics such as Knocking n Heavens Door, Hey Jo, Sunshine of your love, Come Together and Play that Funky Music.

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Recording Studio

The Unity Roots studio is a dedicated facility for artists and bands just starting out on their journey, it is part of a music and arts project which works with the most vulnerable and at risk young people and adults in our community.

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Workshops and courses

The project is music and arts therapy based, designed to help and support some of the most vulnerable people in our society by running workshops and personal development courses with the focus on music and the creative arts.

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Simon Howe
Artist

I enjoy drawing because it I find it very calming and a great way to develop my creativity and hopefully spread my art throughout the world so people that will enjoy having my pictures in their homes or work place which gives me a great sense of pride and satisfaction.

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KIRA
Singer/Songwriter

We first met Kira when she came to the Unity Roots Beating Homelessness project, she sat and played and sang one of her original songs and all of us were mesmerized by the quality of her voice and the song she had written.

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JJ Sonny Singer/Songwriter

JJ Sonny writes about mental health issues a lot of people can relate to. He started his musical journey growing up listening to old school drum and bass and hip hop his main influences are De la Soul and a tribe called Quest. 

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KIRA

We first met Kira when she came to the Unity Roots Beating Homelessness project, she sat and played and sang one of her original songs and all of us were mesmerized by the quality of her voice and the song she had written.

We were so captivated by her talent that after some more music sessions with her and discussion we signed her to Unity Roots Records and will support her development hopefully into becoming a professional singer / songwriter.

Kira is a mix of Adel, Lilly Allen and Amy Winehouse plus Kira's own magic. 

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