THE LAB was set up in 2015, co-designed with local young people. Every Wednesday we transform a shop unit in North Finchley town centre into a pop-up music studio, providing young people with the space to write, record and produce their own music and socialise in a safe, creative and professional environment.
Our talented staff team teach participants how to use music equipment to a professional standard; allowing them to work with their peers to produce their own music. Mixtapes are regularly co-produced and released, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their work on industry platforms. Staff are not just creative professionals, they’re specialists in youth violence and experienced personal development mentors, on hand to support those require additional support. They provide on-the-spot mentoring and personal development support, helping young people to manage conflict, safety plan, access specialist support services and in making positive life choices.