Lighthouse offers a range of workshops, residencies and events that are available to young people, teachers, practitioners and those interested in connecting to their creative side. Run by resident or visiting companies and facilitated by Lighthouse, these workshops offer an excellent opportunity to connect with and learn from internationally renowned artists and specialists.

Our programme of events and workshops is a dynamic and ever-changing one – make sure you check our website regularly to find out the most up to date information.  

Upcoming opportunities that we are excited about:



We are thrilled to announce that, in partnership with Serious Music, we are leading a new outreach learning programme. The pilot stage of the programme will be delivered to two wonderful schools. We are so pleased to be collaborating with Serious, who are a very exciting company. Serious specialise in producing world class events, running diverse learning and participation projects and are one of the leading promoters of Jazz and Contemporary music in the UK. This project aims to actively engage young people to make and play music. Our ambition in this project is to inspire young creatives to explore various genres of music, particularly popular music. Lighthouse are keen to inspire, encourage and support the writing, playing and production of contemporary music by young people, for young people.

In January 2017 Serious delivered a pilot version of our new Talent Development scheme LEAP (Learning Education Access Participation), a programme supporting 8 diverse and outstanding artists to developing their Learning & Participation skills, ideas and practice. Participants take part in a residency programme, followed by a period of mentoring and support to create ambitious creative learning and outreach projects which engage new audiences. Lighthouse have been a key part of our Serious About Partnership network which has supported this activity, working with these artists to provide opportunities to develop their practice, and identifying gaps in local provision so that they can devise work which fits the needs of participants and connects young people to music.

Anna Casey - Head of Learning & Participation at Serious