Let’s take music and dancing to the streets of Worcester! That was the idea behind Beat Street. The Monday Night Club came up with a plan to make music videos on location in some of the famous City of Worcester landmarks. Not just because we have a lot of creative and talented members, but also because we love living in Worcester. We were successful in receiving a grant from The Big Lottery, Awards for All, and collaborated with Worcester’s very best short film makers, C&T, our homegrown African drum specialists Drum Love, and dance therapist Cat Weagar. We chose three very popular songs, Ghost by Ella, Lean On by Major Laser and We Will Rock You by Queen. Oh yes… and we hired a drone camera operator!
Funded by The Big Lottery, Awards 4 All
We were lucky to receive funding from Awards 4 All fund at The Big Lottery (The National Lottery) and we were able to collaborate with local digital drama specialists, C&T.
C&T use digital media to engage and inspire, educate and empower – in schools, universities, theatres and communities across the world. Max Allsup, who directed the music videos says, “The Monday Night Club are a wonderful organisation. Like C&T, they are committed to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities, so this project was a perfect fit for us. Their enthusiasm, creativity and dedication flowed throughout all the workshops, filming and the final performance we all made together. We hope now everyone can enjoy the videos and website we have made.”
On Stage and Screen
On Monday 12th October 2015, we brought Beat Street to Stage and Screen at The Swan Theatre, Worcester. The Monday Night Club put on a show of live entertainment to showcase their talents, and played the final videos to a full house, including invited VIPs from Worcester.
The evening was hosted by Laura Gill and Max Dean from C&T. The MNC Dancers performed Lean On and Ghost live and Drumlove led a performance of We Will Rock You. The 2015 winner of The Monday Night Club Has Got Talent, Owen Prince, sang My Heart Will Go On and Snoezelen Rock School closed the show with a bang.