#LoveMetronomes is one of our digital initiatives. Our community will be encouraged to use the #LoveMetronomes hashtag on social media photos and videos. Instagram broadcasting/podcasts will enable people to share their enthusiasm for steelpan, but also the stories of their lives: university graduation, marriages, and the celebration of people in our community who have passed on. This is about using digital technology for its best purpose in a local charity – to enable people to connect and be together. Through combing the hashtag and social media broadcasting elements, with workshops helping people create narratives and edit digital media on their phones/computers, we believe this project is a UK first for a local community organisation.
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.
A large number of young people who attend Metronomes go on to university and 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.