We are one of the key providers of community music and arts in York, but we are also a social enterprise, and are proud of our in-house record label, Musication, and the products we create in our workshop.
We are now in our seventh year of delivering classes, training programmes and activities to the local community, and to those experiencing disadvantage from the wider York area.
Located at The Centre@Burnholme which houses Tang Hall Explore library and cafe, as well as other community providers - we operate from our suite of rooms including: two music classrooms, an art classroom, a workshop, and a recording studio.
We also operate on-line, and have a personalised cloud-based learning system (SMART-SPACE), and run THS Music and Arts Community.
From March 20th 2020, when the UK went into a period of 'Lock-Down' due to Covid-19, we began to build up our activities on-line, as well as introducing a phone-support service.
We re-introduced some limited on-site provisions in June 2020 as a pilot, and are building on this from September 2020 so that our Smart-Ways programme can run. Due to the limitations imposed upon our on-site delivery in the current climate however, we are sadly unable to operate the full range of our usual activities in the usual way.
There are undoubtedly challenges up ahead but we remain positive and optimistic: our on-site footfall may have been curtailed, but we now have the potential to reach more people than ever through SMART SPACE and 'THS Music and Arts Community'. Watch out for further information about these in our news blog.
We have been running a variety of community clubs, classes and programmes for over six years. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel below and check out our videos
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