Talented young people show off their new Song Unite documentary

Clem Cattini. (seated centre) L - R Nathan Morris, Simeon Goss, Barnaby Beck and Marie Ihnatyszyn. Picture by Christopher Baines. NNL-160128-101021001
Clem Cattini. (seated centre) L - R Nathan Morris, Simeon Goss, Barnaby Beck and Marie Ihnatyszyn. Picture by Christopher Baines. NNL-160128-101021001

Young people from Song Unite in Banbury invited their friends and families to a private viewing of their new documentary This is the Life on Saturday.

The community interest company works with young people and adults who have learning Difficulties, disabilities and special educational needs and helps them create, write and record their own songs and TV programmes.

Students introducing themselves and their Documentary. L-R  Barnaby Beck, Nathan Morris, Simeon Goss, Marie Ihnatyszyn. Picture by Christopher Baines. NNL-160128-101011001

Students introducing themselves and their Documentary. L-R Barnaby Beck, Nathan Morris, Simeon Goss, Marie Ihnatyszyn. Picture by Christopher Baines. NNL-160128-101011001

At Frank Wise School’s i-Wise Centre, the young people were also joined by Telstar drummer and Song Unite patron Clem Cattini, Frank Wise headteacher Sean O’Sullivan and liasion officer Natalie Dayer.

Chris Beck, artistic director at Song Unite said: “It was lovely to see the young people and their families. We were also delighted that Mike Martin representing the Grand Order Of Water Rats, who together with Steve Redfearn of Rockhopper Studios, funded the whole television production project and Documentary.

“It was quite an event and proceeding ended with a rousing rendition of a song written and sung by one of the students, Simeon Goss with everyone joining in.

“We are so happy that Clem Cattini joined the students for a whole day and features in the documentary.”

Steve Redfearn of Rockhopper Studios, Chris Beck, artistic director at Song Unite and Mike Martin of The Grand Order of Water Rats. Picture by Christopher Baines. NNL-160128-101000001

Steve Redfearn of Rockhopper Studios, Chris Beck, artistic director at Song Unite and Mike Martin of The Grand Order of Water Rats. Picture by Christopher Baines. NNL-160128-101000001

The documentary forms part of the young people’s Television Production Project and it will be broadcast on the Community Channel (channel 63) on Wednesday, March 9 at 10.30pm and then repeated on Thursday, March 24 at 9pm.

Apart from working with children and young people, Song Unite are also planning a song recording Project for Parents and Carers.

Anyone interested should contact Mr Beck at admin@songunite.co.uk