Beatroute Arts are a community-led charity based in Balornock in the North East of the city of Glasgow, offering high-quality, free creative and holistic activities for young people between the ages of 8 and 25 and adult community groups such as older people and adults with complex support needs in order to improve quality of life for our local community.

 

Initially set up as a music project in 1990 through Urban Aid funding with Glasgow City Council, Beatroute has developed to become an established, flourishing charity offering activities which range from weekly drop-in sessions specialising in music tuition, song-writing, film-making, sound-production, art, fashion design, gardening, woodwork, drama and even science through to learning opportunities such as our weekly stringed instrument tuition programme, “Take A Bow” where young people can learn violin, viola and cello.

Beatroute works closely in partnership with local organisations and schools  in order to offer community-led activities such as cookery, parent/child music sessions, music workshops for young adults with complex support needs and twice-weekly yoga classes for older people/those with daytime family commitments in order to alleviate social isolation, anxiety, depression and to help people deal with stressful or negative situations experienced in their daily lives.

Since November 2015, Beatroute have worked with over 500 individuals across 11 unique programmes of activity, including community outreach workshops based in local primary schools and nurseries in order to promote the importance of creative learning in statutory education.