New Note Projects is an award winning charity.
We use music and storytelling to help sustain recovery from addiction.
Get involved as a performer or a supporter to help combat addiction in our communities.
Brand new music video
You wait ages for a great new movie and then two come along at once! We’re very proud to present our latest short films, produced by film maker Angus Cameron, which were showcased recently at the opening and closing gatherings of the Creative High Inspiration Series.
Into The Woods
A new composition for Brighton Museum
It was a rainy morning just after lockdown and, in a first get-together since lockdown restrictions eased, New Note’s musicians met in a woodland in Hove to create a unique composition to accompany an online exhibition of some of Brighton Museum’s best-loved artworks.
How we make a difference
We use music and storytelling to help people sustain their recovery from addiction. The participants have also experienced homelessness, social isolation, poor mental health and are at risk of suicide. We provide a safe space for people to be creative, build their confidence and develop relationships with people away from drugs and alcohol. Creating new music helps our musicians learn new skills and develop cognitive dexterity. Our current retention rate is over 80%.
How we can help
New Note Orchestra is the first recovery orchestra in the world. We are committed to producing quality music. The music is entirely created by the orchestra musicians along with an artistic director. Anyone can join regardless of musical ability. New Note Strummers is a weekly guitar group. Well loved popular songs are learnt every week. Anyone can join regardless of ability. Guitars Save Lives is a yearly event where the New Note Strummers perform alongside special guests.