Ladywood’s young musicians receive ‘No Fear’ awards

Young musicians from Ladywood schools will soon be playing their hearts out after being awarded instruments thanks to their hard work and commitment to Town Hall & Symphony Hall’s Generation Ladywood project.

Guitars, keyboards, tenor horns, violins and even a cello were awarded to the talented youngsters who were over the moon to receive them.

The children are all from schools across Ladywood, and performed in the Generation Ladywood Showcase, sponsored by Service Birmingham, at Symphony Hall in June. They were hand-picked by teachers and Birmingham Music Service tutors thanks to their hard-work and enthusiasm during the six-month project, which culminated in the Generation Ladywood Showcase on the Symphony Hall stage.

The ‘No Fear’ awards, presented by Jennie Cashman Wilson of the Abram Wilson Foundation and Tony Lubman chief executive of Service Birmingham, and provided at a discounted rate by local independent retailer, Shades Music, were hand-delivered to the excited children by Annette Fitzgerald, head of communications and marketing at Service Birmingham and Emma Nenadic, THSH project manager.

Generation Ladywood, delivered by Town Hall & Symphony Hall, is an ambitious project that aims to connect people in Ladywood to music and the arts. The programme aims to boost confidence and self-esteem, develop skills, raise aspirations, improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation.