YOUNGSTERS have the chance to take develop their confidence and musical skills.

Oswestry-based charity, Qube, is inviting young people aged 14-19 in the town and the surrounding area to take part in Wizards of Os, a weekly project supported by Youth Music.

Qube has developed the initiative with lead musician Adrian Plant, who said: “There is a wealth of musical talent in Oswestry and now we can support many young people in finding their own way of expressing themselves through music and sharing it with their peers and the wider public. We are excited to be able to offer participants the chance to develop the skills needed to play as part of a group and to experiment with song-writing and recording.”

Adrian has many years of experience working as a drummer/percussionist, vocalist and guitarist. He has supported the development of numerous emerging young musicians and bands across Shropshire and the Welsh borders.

He is joined in the project by Kate Turley, a young multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, who works as a writer/producer signed to Sony, as well as mentoring young people on a variety of band-building, song-writing and recording projects across the Midlands.

Adrian, Kate and guest musicians will lead music sessions at Qube for 15 young participants from the local area. Although there is no charge to take part, those involved will need to commit to a programme of 30 sessions between September and April next year.

In return, they can expect opportunities to take part in a wide variety of experimental music-making activities, across a range of genres, including voice and percussion workshops, improvisation and jamming, ‘open-mic’, song-writing and recording, band-building and stage-craft.

Participants will also be offered the chance to gain their bronze-level Arts Award, a nationally recognised level one qualification.

Sessions will take place at Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm.

For more information, or to book, contact Qube on 01691 656 882 or email

Wizards of Os is supported by Youth Music and using public funding by the National

Lottery through Arts Council England.