Here is a list of our  recent, current and upcoming projects

Sorry, we've been too busy to update. See Homepage for Networking event on Nov. 17 2006 and click BMC hyperlink for debate on Jan. 13 2007.

Click to find out about the Event Planning Course Sept-Oct  2006 (you can join waiting list by emailing to express interest in next cycle.

Click to find out about the Brent Black Music History Project July-Nov 2006

Click to find out about The N-Word & Insidious Racism Debate Saturday Oct. 14 2006 

Click to find out about the  We Should Not Use The N-Word BECAUSE... youth writing competition. Entries close Sept. 30 2006, short-listed entrants receive prizes Saturday Oct. 14 2006.




See homepage  for flyer and details of Brent Youth Spotlight 2006 (June 9 2006) and Faith Values Gospel & Inspirational Concert (June 10 2006)

Connected+ Free 8 Week Music & Media Industry Course for unemployed persons from across London. Starts Monday Feb. 6 2006. Launch and for a chance to have your queries answered, attend the Black Music Congress debate on Saturday Feb. 4 2006, 3-6pm. Click for more course information

Because... project, which examines the cause(s) of, and aims to offer possible solutions to, youth crime, takes place October to December 2005. It culminates with a free  workshop for youths and state-holders at Harrow Civic Centre on Saturday Dec. 3 2005. Click for more on the Because project. 

End Of Year Creative Fun Day: Young people aged 13-18 are welcome to participate in our end of year creative fun day on Saturday December 17 2005, 12noon-6pm - learning DJ skills, write a song and record a track, make a video, etc all in one fun and creative-packed afternoon!

Adults can play games and watch the youths perform later in the day. There will be games and quizes for all - with instant prizes!

Adults are welcome 5-6pm to watch the performances of the young participants and up and coming artists from across London.

It's important to pre-book. Contact Ms Serwah:, 020 8450 5987.


Click for info on 'Music Power!' our Black History Month programme on Oct. 14 2005, 6-9pm at Harrow Civic Centre

BTWSC End Of Projects Edu-tainment Ceremony
Presentations, performances by participants and up & coming artists, quiz, fun, hear CDs made by participants, freebies, performances by R&B singers Sherrisa, Anis, rapper Jahaziel, and BTWSC discovery; 13 year old singer-songwriter Demi.

£Free. Friday Sept. 16, 6-9pm. Tavistock Hall (next to KFC), 25 High Street, Harlesden, NW10 (Willesden Junction train/tube station. Jubilee Clock stop: Buses 18, 187, 206, 220, 226, 260, 266)

For more information, or to book: Ms Serwah, BTWSC co-ordinator, 020 8450 5987/07956 215729,

BTWSC Summer Connected project is for Brent residents aged 13-17 interested in learning about the music industry, and would like to try their hand at writing and recording a song, making a short video film, or producing a newsletter. There will also be opportunities to attend quality concerts. It's free and light refreshments provided.

Thursdays and Fridays, 3-7pm until early September 2005, starting Thursday July 28, 3pm. Venue is Hazel Road Community Centre (1st Floor), Hazel Road, Kensal Green, NW10 (1 minute from Kensal Green station; bus 18).

For more information, or to book: Ms Serwah, BTWSC co-ordinator, 020 8450 5987/07956 215729,

Parents & Children (Dads & Lads): Harrow residents April-May-June 2005
A very exciting way for parents & children (6-13 years) in Harrow to learn and communicate, using conversation, music, drama and video, in a small and fun group. Stanmore, Saturday, 4-7pm.
The last session on July 2 2005, includes a presentation and celebration  2-5pm - you're invited! 

Connected+: Calling future music industry moguls and stars! 
BTWSC’s Connected+
free 14 week music & media industry course for unemployed persons covers artist management, marketing, income streams, copyright, contracts, event management, media and journalism. One-to-one career sessions, plus refreshments and bus pass refunds. Mondays 3-8pm starting May 16. Hazel Road Community Centre, Hazel Road, NW10. Bus 18. 1 minute from Kensal Green rail/tube.
This course is aimed towards tangible individual learning. Contact BTWSC immediately, if you've got some ideas about what you want to do within the music industry, but need professional guidance: Ms Serwah 020 8450 5987,

Brent Youth Spotlight 2005
The aim is to highlight deserving black and ethnic minority (BME) youth doing positive things in the community, such as doing voluntary work, looking after disabled family members, running anti-bullying programmes; raise their self-esteem and confidence, and thereby encourage their peers to reach their full potential. The short-listed nominees will be recognised at a celebration and edu-tainment event on Friday July 15  2005, 6.00-9.00pm. Special guest of honour is yet to be revealed!

Members of community organisations, schools, and the general public are invited to submit names of 13-17 year old Brent residents from BME backgrounds who deserve recognition for achievement, community work, exemplary behaviour, courage, or a turnaround from challenging behaviour.

The nomination forms may be returned by post or email on or before June 30 2005. You are welcome to photocopy the form and make several nominations.

After-school media project for Harrow 13-17 year olds. Fridays 4-7pm ending July 22 2005.

Summer project for for Brent 13-17 year olds. Thursdays & Fridays, 3-7pm from July 26 till early September 2005

Positive Black Music Awards: to be confirmed soonish


Black Music Records & African Crafts Fair VI is on Saturday March 19, 12.30noon-5.30pm. Includes open mic session for conscious artists, poets and community organisations with something to say. £Free entry. £20 per stall. For more information, click Fair.

Free, One-day Music Business Workshop & Showcase is on Saturday Feb. 26, 3-8pm at the Bridge Park Complex, Brentfield (Harrow Road), NW10 (Bus 18, 112, Stonebridge Park tube/BR station). Workshops are run by industry professionals, such as managers, lawyers, journalists, producers, promoters, plus there will also be an A&R surgery, if we get enough demos - so bring your demo tapes/CDs. Performances by participants, up & coming artists and special guest: Slim Dutty! It's for anyone, especially those from Harlesden & Stonebridge, although participants from different areas are welcome! Call Ms Serwah to book a place on 020 8450 5987 or email:

BTWSC 8 week music business (with some music technology) course for Harrow youth aged 13-19 NOT in education, employment or training, or those at the risk of exclusion.  Bernay's Memorial Hall, 25 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7

Wednesdays, 12noon-3pm started late October  2004, second cycle starts January 12 2005 

To book, contact Ms Serwah on 020 8450 5987 or

BTWSC Connected music & media related after-school project for Brent London youth aged 13-17. 14 week after-school programme for Brent youths aged 13-17 years old, particularly from Harlesden, Stonebridge, St. Raphael's and Chalkhill. Consists of life skills, songwriting, creative writing, music and video recording, putting together a newsletter and a showcase, plus trips.

Fridays 4-7pm

Tavistock Hall, 25 High Street, Harlesden, NW10 (next to KFC).

£Free. To book, contact Ms Serwah on 020 8450 5987 or

The Done Deal - After-school project using music and sketch/performance  to produce an anti-drugs & alcohol message for Brent Youths. For more information: contact Ms Serwah on 020 8450 5987 or








£Free One-Day Music Business Overview Course for adults in Brixton (Wednesday July 28, 12-6pm at 3 Electric Avenue, SW9. 1 minute walk from Brixton tube station, on the side of the Boot's) and Harlesden (Thursday July 29, 12-6pm, Tavistock Hall, 25 High Street, NW10. 5 minutes walk from Willesden JUNCTION station via Station Road entrance). 

To book: contact Ms Serwah on 020 8450 5987 or

BTWSC 8 week music business (with some music technology) course for east London youth aged 13-19 NOT in education, employment or training, or those at the risk of exclusion. (NEWHAM, starting August 9, Mondays 4-7pm). 

£Free. To book, contact Ms Serwah on 020 8450 5987 or

Brent Youth Spotlight - recognising Brent unsung heroes from black and ethnic minority backgrounds aged 13-19. Friday July 30, 6-9 at Tavistock Hall. Guest of honour: Sarah Teather MP.

Music & Life: Summer positive activities for Brent young people at Tavistock Hall, Fridays 4-7pm, starting July 23. £Free.

To book: contact Ms Serwah on 020 8450 5987 or

Black Music Records & African Crafts Fair III

Records + Cards + Books + Food + Clothes + African Crafts & Artefacts and now: Artist Showcases by conscious MCs, acoustic sets and people who really have something to say!

Other activities include exhibition of the BTWSC The Bridge entries, which highlight the positive aspects of Harlesden and Stonebridge.

The Black Music Records & African Crafts Fair III takes place on Saturday July 31, 12noon-6pm at: Tavistock Hall, 25 High Street, next to the KFC, Harlesden, London NW10.(Willesden Junction BR/tube station. Jubilee Clock stop: Buses 18, 187, 206, 220, 226, 260, 266,  Admission is free. Location map

Stop Press: Poets, small acoustic combos, and MC’s required to perform a cappella, or to guitar or backing track. Lyrics must be conscious and non-Parental Advisory! Individuals or organisations with something to say can have microphone.

**PA by Slim ‘Blood Puddles’ Dutty!!**

Admission is £FREE

Stalls cost £20 per 2 X 5 ft table, plus ample surrounding space. Stalls must be paid for in advance. Make cheques/postal orders payable to:

To book stall or performance slot:

020 8450 5987. P O Box 14092, London NW10 1WL.   Booking form available from: