arts are ours at Dyke House School, Hartlepool

As part of the arts are ours initiative, musicians Luke Harding and David Allen have been working with a group of 12-13 year old boys from Dyke House School during the first week of May in composing and recording their own music.

One outcome which the project hopes to achieve is that music recorded will be used in Dyke House’s new rock musical for 1999-2000 called The Journey. It is about a group of aliens who build Dyke House pupils a spaceship/time machine and take them into the future and other galaxies to show them the variety of life and opportunities.

Arts development agency. Cleveland Arts have co-ordinated the project in collaboration with Hartlepool Borough Council’s Education Department.

the arts are ours is a major new Arts in Education initiative in the North of England. It involves all 13 Local Education Authorities of the Northern Region, an area the size of Wales, and builds directly on the region’s recent and pioneering success in hosting the Year of Visual Arts.

Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.