Making Noise with children

CHILDREN and young people with disabilities or sensory impairments are invited to try Making Noise, a series of music-making workshops being held in Sleaford.

The music workshops are held at The Hub in Sleaford from 2pm to 4pm every Sunday.

Families are welcome to join in, although independent participation by youngsters is also encouraged and additional support may be pre-arranged if required.

Making Noise is an ongoing project led by soundLINCS – a Lincoln-based community music education charity - who have specific experience in working with children with special needs.

Informal workshops now run in community settings across the county, with support from Lincolnshire County Council Short Breaks and national charity Youth Music, bringing down the cost of each two-hour session to £5 per family.

Enabling and stimulating youngsters with disabilities or sensory impairments to express their ideas and experiences through music, Making Noise workshops use a mix of traditional instruments, vocal work and digital music technology.

Whole families are finding that attending the sessions on a regular basis has a cumulative impact, with creative skills – and the ‘fun factor’ - developing alongside the interaction of all the participants.

Making Noise places are limited and pre-registration with soundLINCS is essential to ensure that all special needs and access requirements are catered for. Details on how to register are available by calling 01522 510073, e-mail: or online at