Tinderbox Hubs

Bands, Instrumental lessons, Songwriting, Rapping, Sound-engineering, Arts/Crafts and more!

Age 10-18, from complete beginners to experienced young musicians.  Learn an instrument, write songs, join a band and a great place to try things out and meet people.

An amazing mix of people, ages and experience. Bursting with creativity, community spirit and a lot of fun!

Tinderbox is a city-wide programme of music and creative workshops for young people. It has a focus on bringing together a diverse mix of ideas, experiences and creative voices. We run over 100 workshops a year with young people of all ages and levels of ability, and bring everyone comes together though exciting and contemporary orchestras, events and other productions.

Tinderbox Orchestra Frontiers Project from Lorna Simpson on Vimeo.

Tuesday Hub at North Edinburgh Arts 

The orchestra rehearses before their first big concert!Based in North Edinburgh Arts, we run a weekly music hub for children & young people aged 8-21 and of all levels of experience, from those who have never played before to experienced young musicians. There is a live band, a studio & production group, songwriting, samba drumming and instrumental tuition – it is completely open access and runs termly blocks on Tuesdays free of charge. Alongside this we work with various partners around Edinburgh, currently including the Rock Trust, Kaimes School, Pilton Youth & Children’s Project, Drake Music and Muirhouse Youth Development Group.  We provide over 100 workshops a year and bring everyone together through unconventional orchestras, concerts and events to form a diverse and exciting music collective.

Contact admin@tinderboxproject.co.uk if you would like to get involved!

Frontiers Orchestra

Fusing orchestral instruments with samba drums, guitars, electronic instruments, ukeleles, singers, rappers and more, the Frontiers Orchestra is an all inclusive, open access and contemporary youth orchestra unlike anything you have heard before! It is open to young people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and experience – including those who have never played music before, and all of these people, instruments and voices work together to make a truly unique sound.

Frontiers Film, VJing, Street Art & More!

We run various workshops across the arts too, often working in collaboration with other arts organisations & freelance artists, and are keen to bring these together in the most exciting ways we can think of! All of these projects feed into Tinderbox’s other programmes and opportunities, providing pathways for development and an inspiring platform for bringing people together and bringing their ideas to life.

All of these projects feed into Tinderbox’s other programmes and opportunities, providing pathways for development and an inspiring platform for bringing people together and bringing their ideas to life.

We also work in close collaboration with Alchemy Arts and other youth arts organisations and freelancers to help create crossover between these projects and other opportunities for young people who get involved.

Partners

We work in close collaboration with a range of artists & organisations to help create crossover between these projects and other opportunities for young people who get involved. Partners include:

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