As the world stopped & lockdown paused our industry, we decided to create a programme for young artists across the U.K. to learn and to grow so once our world began to move again, they were ready to fly.
I felt so blessed to work on a project where I was given the creative freedom to curate a programme without limits. With so many artists at home, we decided to reach out to some of the top artists within our scene… and they got involved. Over the course of five weeks, we met online, for interviews, workshops and discussions with some of the most inspirational new musicians, rappers and singers whose dedication and commitment to their future created a wave of inspiration at such a challenging time.
Shout outs to all the artists that made this possible, to the team at Apple for their endless hard work and to the young artists who gave us a glimpse in to the music industry of the future. Also to @basmakhalifa for documenting and creating such a reflective and honest piece of cinematography. This tells the story perfectly.
ABOUT MADE IN LDN
This summer saw @apple and #MadeInLDN partner once again with @Mayorofldn to take young artists from across the UK through a stacked out programme of workshops, talks and educational sessions. Guided by some of the music industries most respected voices, in collaboration with Today at Apple and East London creative arts youth space @weare_spotlight we set out to bring inspiration and connection during these times of separation and isolation. From an honest and open conversation with @Aitch and his management team to a music production workshop with @SGLewis. We hosted a lyric workshop with @youngtandbugsey and learnt about songwriting with @GraceCarter.
Over the last five weeks we have met some of the most inspiring & talented new musicians. Collaborating with @weare_spotlight & @apple, we created online workshops, panel discussions & conversations with some of the music industries most trusted voices.
To work on a project like this during lockdown has been such a blessing, especially when you get to learn so much from the next generation.
Throughout lockdown, I wanted to work on projects that paid it forward and meant that when things start to build again, we come out of this stronger and more resilient. Learning really is so key to that. Collaborating with Apple for Made in LDN, throughout the summer holidays I have helped to curate a virtual programme for young people across London linking with Spotlight and the Major of London.
With sessions covering everything from building your artist profile and to crafting lyrics and telling your story through video, we have brought together some of the UK’s most respected voices.
Adex (NQ Management)
Bianca Wilson (NQ Management)
Dave Bayley (Glass Animals)
Grant Motion (Motion Management)
Rachel Campbell (Wired PR)
Young T & Bugsey
This online programme will run from 27th Jul – 28th Aug. Sessions will run twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-7pm.
Places on the programme are extremely limited with places being awarded based on the strength of your application and your music. Open to 16 – 25 year olds.
As part of Apple’s x Mayor Of LDN’s x #MadeInLDN summer programming, I’ve helped to curate the following workshops with some of the cities most inspiring faces. RSVP for free in my bio…
Join free creative sessions from 10th August – 3rd September at Apple Stores across London. Learn new skills and shape your artistic style in music, video, design, coding, photography and more. Supported by the Mayor of London. Artwork co-created with Art Against Knives.
Exclusive: Voices with Lioness, Rakaya Esime Fetuga & R.A.E
Wed 28 August
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Apple Regent Street
Join a special collaborative writing session with Lioness, Rakaya Esime Fetuga and R.A.E. They’ll share the challenges they’ve faced as artists, and how they found power in their voices through music and spoken word. You’ll hear how opening up and being honest with yourself leads to work that inspires others. Then they’ll work with you to write your own creative piece.
Exclusive: Crafting Your Story with WAVE Magazine
Fri 30 August
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Apple Covent Garden
Shape a story and find your audience with the team behind culture magazine WAVE Magazine. You’ll learn how to use your phone to create great content. You’ll explore how to uncover stories, build your concept and engage readers, using a range of apps. Then get ready to pitch your story idea to the WAVE Magazine editors.