Wycombe No. 1 In The South East!
SV2G Wycombe Steel Orchestra took first prize for “Best Community Outreach” award yesterday from the Carnival Network South East Gala at the Cowley Road Carnival in Oxford. Local Organisation SV2G has also been celebrating with an awarded grant from the Arts Council England for £41,000.00. The funds will enable the continued development of their work within the community through the project “Building Foundations”, which has enabled the organisation to run the first, National School of Steelpan, for accreditation and examination purposes. SV2G will further the development to facilitate new creative development opportunities for and with young people into further education and employment. The organisation encourages participation and volunteering to all members in the community with their current projects.
“Being recognised as the first group to receive the award for best community outreach in the South East is an outstanding achievement. We are very fortunate to have received further funding to enable us to continue our work from the Arts Council and also grateful to have Wycombe District Council, ArtReach, the Associated Board for the Royal School of Music and the University of the West Indies in partnership with this project.” Jacqueline Roberts – SV2G Chairman
You can see the organisation showcase its work at the Wycombe Community Festival this year on 23rd July 2011, at the Rye. The Festival is in partnership with Wycombe District Council and is part of the London 2012 Open Weekend
celebration for the Olympic & Paralympic Games.
As a registered charity, we offer a range of creative diversionary projects and programmes that empower and develop young people, families and the wider communities. Our programmes bring communities together to promote social inclusion and make a difference to people’s lives, with a range of innovative and exciting projects that help develop awareness of and celebrate African Caribbean heritage and culture. Find out how you can help support SV2G.