Metronomes plays an important role in the local Caribbean community. It brings families together, helping to reduce social isolation especially amongst the elderly and single parents. It is especially good at involving young people – and especially young men – not involved in education and at risk of joining gangs and taking part in crime and anti-social behaviour.
A large number of young people who attend Metronomes go on to university (well above the average for the Caribbean community in London): it has helped produce a generation of architects, athletes and doctors. However, we are resolutely focused on involving all young people, including those struggling in life. Metronomes leaves no one behind.
This project is engaging some of the most disenfranchised young people within Metronomes. We are working intensively with 8 young people who have experience of the criminal justice system and struggle to engage with learning and employment.
By September 2019 we plan to add a podcast of the participants talking about their life experiences.
Inclusive pan is funded by Westway Trust.
Members of Metronomes knew people who died in the fire and know people who survived. We have been involved in a large number of community initiatives, including workshops and performances at The Curve Community Centre.
Our longterm response is to increase our community projects to promote healing and optimism for the future.
Metronomes panyard is at Meanwhile Gardens in Ladbroke Grove. It is a community garden, that includes projects run by the mental health charity Mind, and a play hut for young children.
Meanwhile Gardens Community Association wants to secure a lease from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and fundraise to create a new community building. Metronomes is playing an active role and sees increasing our project work and establishing long-term financial sustainability as making a major contribution.
Funders and sponsors who support Metronomes will also be supporting Meanwhile Gardens.
All our futures
All our futures is our three-year plan to increase our community and arts activities. Our application to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation is now with the Charity Commission.
Listen to our music!
We’re testing putting music on the site over the next few weeks. For now, we’ve put a track on each page, and the five tunes we are using can be found on our Soundcloud account.
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