Escape Music & Radio

Escape Arts has been supported by Big lottery, Children In Need, Stratford District Council and WCVYS to develop an exciting youth led radio station.
Initially the mobile unit will run from Town Square but in the future the mobile station will be delivered both at the new home of the charity The Old Slaughterhouse and on the new innovative Odyssey arts & media bus.
Escape Radio - wide shot

Technical training for young people

The radio station provides technical training for young people aged 12-25 who will manage and run their own programmes, leading broadcasting events at events and festivals across the Stratford and beyond.
Escape Arts will work with other youth charities and organisations to enable young people from a range of services to get involved and promote what they do. Alongside the technical training on the Saturday will be opportunities for younger people aged 8 plus to get involved in media led projects and also get involved in presenting and designing their own shows.

To get involved contact

Aspire recordings

Aspire enables young people to make their own music, including tester sessions and music development workshops in song-writing, composition and performance with accomplished musicians in the field.

The project provides the tools and contacts to enable young people to research the local music industry to launch, promote and celebrate youth music in the local area.

Linked into this are professional recording opportunities and open mic nights at Stratford Picture House.

For more information and how to get involved contact

Wake up the Moon for Children In Need!

Escape Arts have been working with local musician Simon Kemp, Sound Engineer Paul Johnston at Rhythm Studios and Film-Maker Chris Bradley on a music video and recording project featuring ‘Aspire’ musicians and vocalists. Over the summer Aspire musicians have written and produced their single to raise money for Children In Need. Escape has been supported by Children In Need over 3 years to develop music and arts opportunities for young people, this is their way of saying thank you.  Please help them by downloading 'Wake Up The Moon' from iTunes or the Google Play Store  for only 99p.  All proceeds go the Children in Need.