Beats, Trials & Tribulations 2021-22

In partnership with Romsey Mill, HighRise Theatre & Tide Film

Trumpington is an area of Cambridge that has rapidly grown in recent years, bringing many new people into the area. Regular detached outreach work and engagement with a local youth club unearthed a thirst for music provision in the locality.

Cambridge Junction with Romsey Mill, HighRise Theatre and Tide Film created the project Beats, Trials & Tribulations to offer young people the opportunity to work with industry professionals to unlock their lyrical, production and filmmaking talents.

The young people workshopped ideas, tried new techniques, learned production skills and went on to write, record and produce original Drill tracks and made music videos to accompany them.

You can see the tracks and videos created in a YouTube playlist below, or at the bottom of this page.

Note: The videos were made for an adult audience, and are not suitable for children

Supported by Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, D & J Lloyd Community First Fund, Cambridgeshire Music, BBC Children in Need and Clay Farm Centre.

View the tracks and videos here

Behind The Scenes

These were all shown and celebrated at the 2022 Total Arts Film Festival. You can see a short film about this here. The young people from Beats, Trials & Tribulations have been invited to a VIP event at the UK Drill Project at The Barbican in November 2022 where their music videos and freestyles will be screened.

In the documentary the participants and facilitators reflect on the experience of taking part.

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