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Spotlight On… Beatroute Arts

Beatroute Arts are a charitable organisation run by and for the community, based in the North East of Glasgow. Beatroute are dedicated to improving quality of life and offering free learning provision to the community through a diverse and imaginative number of activities, programmes, workshops and courses. Central to Beatroute’s work is it’s music provision, which includes Take A Bow, Allsorts, Connect 21, and a dedicated Youth Music Group. Beatroute works in partnership with national organisations such as Drake Music Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to create tangible links with organisations across Scotland, increasing opportunities for Beatroute’s members.

All photos by Rachel Keenan.

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Take a Bow

See also: Primary, Secondary, Western European Art Music 

Supported by the Mary Janet King Fund, Enterprising Provan, Bellahouston Bequest Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund

Take A Bow offers free weekly string tuition in violin, viola, and cello, as well as music theory and musicianship workshops for young people aged 4-25.

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See also: Life-long learning, neurodiversity, Music and health, widening participation.

Supported by Impact Funding Partners and The National Lottery Community Fund 

Beatroute Allsorts is a weekly service for adults with additional support needs and their carers, providing activities such as Music, Arts and Crafts and Yoga. Experienced tutors from University of the West of Scotland and Riverside Music College facilitate band workshops and song-writing sessions, with a focus on inclusion and accessibility.

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Youth Music Group

See also: Primary, secondary, Rock and Pop, Widening participation

Supported by The National Lottery Young Start fund and The National Lottery Community Fund

Free weekly music tuition and workshops for young people aged 13-25 at Beatroute Art Centre including song-writing workshops, music studio access and band rehearsals with experienced tutors from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of the West of Scotland, University of the Highlands and Islands and Riverside Music College. Instruments taught include drums, vocals and guitar.

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Connect 21

See also: Rock and Pop, Health and Neurodiversity, Community Music Hubs

Connect 21 provides music workshops for young people with complex needs and their parents/carers. The focus of this programme is to help young people who may have recently left school transition into adult day-care services, but the group will also be open to those with additional support needs who may want to participate more broadly.

How to get involved

If you are in the north of Glasgow and any of these activities appeal to you, get in touch with Beatroute.


Beatroute Arts Centre
285 Wallacewell Rd
G21 3RP

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