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New music project key to improving childrens’ wellbeing

PUBLISHED: 14:42 29 September 2020 | UPDATED: 14:42 29 September 2020

The Little Beats sessions launch at Suffolk Libraries. Picture: Simon Lee Photography

The Little Beats sessions launch at Suffolk Libraries. Picture: Simon Lee Photography

Simon Lee Photography

A Suffolk partnership is developing new music groups for pre-school children in Lowestoft.

The Little Beats sessions launch at Suffolk Libraries. Picture: Simon Lee PhotographyThe Little Beats sessions launch at Suffolk Libraries. Picture: Simon Lee Photography

Arts charity Suffolk Artlink has teamed up with Suffolk Libraries to improve wellbeing, child development and musical engagement amongst pre-school children.

The Little Beats sessions launch at Suffolk Libraries. Picture: Simon Lee PhotographyThe Little Beats sessions launch at Suffolk Libraries. Picture: Simon Lee Photography

Running until April 2021, ‘Little Beats’ will bring musicians, an early years music educator/researcher and an early years movement specialist together with library assistants from Lowestoft library.

A series of online meet ups – during which artists and library assistants will share their skills and experiences as they build confidence and creativity to deliver new musical activities within regular music groups for pre-school children and their parents – will be held.

Early next year, Suffolk Artlink will be working within early years groups in Lowestoft and also in Great Cornard.

Alex Casey, Suffolk Artlink co-director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Suffolk Libraries on this project and look forward to developing new resources and inspiring content for their popular Wordplay programme.”

At the end of the project, Suffolk Libraries will also be producing and distributing a ‘Suffolk Songbook’.

Little Beats has been made possible thanks to funding provided by Youth Music.


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