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Project 2020

Musical talents wanted!

  • Are you aged between 14 and 24?
  • Are you a musician or in a band or you'd like to be in a band?
  • Do you live in Haringey?

Then the New River Studios in Tottenham is just the place for you where you and your band can get two hours a week with a tutor and an additional two hours with a technician every week, plus gain a qualification, arts award or ASDAN curriculum credits. Older students can become qualified music teachers.

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The project is possible due to funding from Homes for Haringey, Haringey Council and the Beggars Group, and is supported by Community Music and UK Music.

For more information contact Trevor Willoughby on 020 8489 1333 or 07790 379171 or email Trevor at:

Special event at the New River Studios

Last autumn, the New River Studios in Tottenham hosted a special event put on by UK Music in conjunction with Homes for Haringey. The event gave young people aged 18-25 living in Haringey and other London boroughs a first hand opportunity to hear from successful people in the music industry.

Radio 1Xtra Djs Semtex and Twin B, singer and rapper Little Simz and Dj/TV presenter Maya Jama of Rinse FM and MTV were just a few names that stepped onto the podium at New River Studio to share their experiences. They delivered talks and workshops on how to 'get in and get on' in the music industry, fielded questions and even shared an anecdote or two.

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Maya Jama Shout out

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DJ Semtex podium speech

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Twin B Shout out

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Keith Harris - Copyright and how to make money in the music industry!

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Little Simz Intv

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Nikki Yeoh Podium speech

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About Project 2020

Unemployment, especially for young people, is an issue in Haringey. Project 2020 exists to help local people who are currently unemployed, or not in education, gain the necessary skills and confidence to find training and job opportunities.

We do this in a number of different ways:

  1. through community activities to build trust and relationships locally
  2. through one-to-one support where we look at the development needs of a young person and set up their own personal 'achievement portfolio'
  3. by teaching people the necessary skills to get them ready for employment
  4. by offering placements with a range of organisations to provide young people with work experience, apprenticeships, volunteer and training opportunities.

Project 2020 is not just about providing support directly to local people. We are also working with local community groups and the wider community to build up a network of organisations who provide similar support to local people as us.

Youth club facilities

 Inside of Project 2020 youth centreAt our Off Road Hub base at Kenneth Robbins House, Northumberland Park, we offer a range of facilities for local young people:

  • Communal lounge and play area
  • IT classroom
  • Access to computers and other office equipment
  • TV area
  • Music studio facility

The Youth Club facilities are currently open during the following times:

  • Mondays: 4pm to 7pm
  • Wednesdays: 4pm to 8.30pm
  • Fridays: 4pm to 8.30pm

If you have any questions about what we offer at Project 2020, please contact Trevor Willoughby on 020 8489 1333 or 07790 379171 or email Trevor at:


Name DateDescriptionContact
Wates Building Futures

23rd October - 3rd November 2017

If you are 19+, unemployed and looking for a career in construction, then apply to take part in the two-week Building Futures programme taking place in the Eric Allin Community Centre, Kenneth Robbins House, Northumberland Park, N17 0QA.

During the programme you will get the opportunity to learn a variety of practical skills through trade taster sessions, visit live construction sites, improve your employability skills and sit your CSCS test.

At the end of the course you will be presented with a BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction.

Irina Simrok on 07837 322329 
or for more information. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 17th October 12 noon.

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23 May 2018