The Big Project announce AGM and special performance

The choir at BIG sing-a-long at the Fringe

The choir at BIG sing-a-long at the Fringe

The BIG Project a youth and children’s charity, based in Broomhouse, which supports children and young people to learn, achieve, have fun and feel good about themselves, has announced plans for its AGM and a local performance of the newly written anti-sectarian song, “Below The Surface”.

The AGM will take place on Monday 5 October 2015 at Broomhouse Primary School, 33 – 39 Saughton Road, doors open from 6.00pm with the AGM starting at 6.15pm.

As part of their Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative project “BIG Songs”, and with funding support from Youth Scotland’s Stand Up To Sectarianism small grants scheme, young songwriters at The BIG Project have written “Below The Surface”, a song which challenges sectarian attitudes.

The song, which was written collaboratively by pupils from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Broomhouse Primary School and Forrester High School, in a joint project led by The BIG Project and Broomhouse Young Carers, asserts:

“We don’t hold religious grudges, we don’t put people down”.

The BIG Project Youth Choir have been learning the song, and are looking forward to performing it to members of the local community at The BIG Project’s AGM.

After a successful interactive Fringe “BIG Sing-a-long!” show, the choir are also keen to lead the audience in some action songs and games as part of the AGM.

Project Manager Sascha Macleod commented:

The BIG Project AGM is a great chance for our youth project to share the successes of the past year with the local and wider community – and we’re sure that a performance from The BIG Project Youth Choir will help to make for an exciting and enjoyable event!

Raymond Black, YMI Manager at Creative Scotland, said:

This is a fantastic opportunity for the children and young people of the Big Project Youth Choir to perform at a local event and have fun showcasing a mix of established and original music. Every year the YMI supports over 300 projects across Scotland, bringing high quality music making opportunities into communities. Taking part in creative activities can make a real difference to the lives of young people by allowing them to shine and express themselves.

The AGM is open to interested members of the local and wider community, as well as members of The BIG Project and their families. For more information contact email or call 0131 622 7784. You can also visit their website.

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