Who we are

The Beat Project is a registered charity dedicated to enriching lives through world music, arts, heritage and culture (in particular Jamaican and African) while promoting unity, equality and opportunity for all.
Since 2002 we have worked with thousands of young people and communities to bring new and inspiring world music, film and community projects to support social cohesion, help the most vulnerable, at risk and disadvantaged whilst celebrating culture, heritage and diversity.
The Beat Project is dedicated to supporting our society, its people and the planet.

Who we support

People and Communities in the UK and World who are most at risk, vulnerable, in poverty or disadvantaged in the UK and abroad.

Campaigns to eradicate poverty and injustice.

World music, arts, culture and heritage (in particular Jamaican and African music, arts, culture and heritage) 

Artists (new and established) producing World music and arts. 

Schools, colleges, young people and alternative educational providers.

What we provide (at a glance)

Inspiring Community development projects promoting social cohesion through world music and arts.

Helping Young People reach their potential, overcome anxiety, develop new skills, confidence and self worth through our world music, arts and film activities supporting the most at risk, vulnerable or disadvantaged.

World music workshops and courses including Samba, African drumming, singing and dance, Junk drumming and Ska & Reggae workshops.

Artist development and artist support programmes Individual or group programmes designed to nurture talent.

World Heritage and culture projects promoting unity and equality whilst celebrating and preserving history.  

Professional filmmaking to support our charitable aims providing documentaries, issue based, awareness raising, campaign, research, community and international films.

Professional 7 piece Ska / Reggae band (The Scorchers) available for gigs, festivals, tours and performances.

Bespoke projects to promote equality, unity and opportunity for all  

Schools, Colleges and Alternative Education Providers

Our specialist provision can work with Schools, Colleges and Alternative Education Providers to complement their curriculum, provide additional or extra curricular activities, specialist training, workshops, issue based projects, bespoke programmes or fun days.  

All our activities work with professional tutors who specialise in working with young people, they are enhanced DBS checked and inducted, we can also provide AQA accreditation if required.

Our world music activities include Reggae and Ska workshops, African drumming, singing and dance, Samba workshops and Junk drumming.  

Our film making activities include hands on issue based workshops and courses, drama and film courses, fun film making workshops and professional film projects to promote equality, unity and a better world.

We can also provide our professional Ska, Reggae band for your functions or events.

The Scorchers Rocksteady Band

The Scorchers were formed in 2014 and are an initiative of the charity. The band members have many years of professional playing between them over the past 25 years including UK and international touring, playing with well-known bands, appearing on radio and television and playing large festivals. 
The Scorchers play vintage Rocksteady & Ska covers and original material paying respect to the music of 1960’s Jamaica whilst introducing their own material in the same style. 
In addition to being a professional band The Scorchers promote Jamaican music, culture and heritage through charitable projects whilst bringing communities together to enjoy professional World music, Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae music.

Rooted in culture, heritage and tradition, world music brings together cultures, celebrates differences and helps build strong, diverse communities.

Inspiring our world through film

Our films aims to inspire positive change and equality, raise awareness, promote creativity, personal development, education and social responsibility for all, especially those individuals and communities who may be disadvantaged, vulnerable, marginalised, in poverty or at risk throughout the UK and the world.

We support social enterprise, campaigns and pursuits that are for the good of all people, places and the planet. 

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Inspiring Creativity, Unleashing Opportunity
Registered Charity since 2002