Hub Partners

Choirs of Grimsby Minster

The Choirs of Grimsby Minster provide high quality music-making in Grimsby’s ancient Minster Church, offering opportunities for outstanding musical education for boys, girls, young people, and adults from age 7+

Cleethorpes Rock Band

Cleethorpes Rock is a community choir for all adult ages; the choir donate all subscription profits to charities/causes as nominated by the group members. Find us on Facebook: Cleethorpes Rock

Cleethorpes Brass Band

Cleethorpes Brass Band was founded in 1880 and competes in the 3rd section. A charity with the following object – To advance the education and appreciation of the public in the art and science of brass band music by the provision of training, practice and performances. Find out more: WWW.CLEETHORPESBAND.COM

East Coast Elite

East Coast Elite’s mission is to provide all of its members, including academy learners, with the finest musical education available. Although sometimes competitive in nature, the activity primarily is a learning experience. Emphasis is placed on self motivation, developing life skills including discipline, fitness and teamwork. It is an education designed to give members an opportunity to be the best they can be. Find out more:

East Marsh United

East Marsh United is a successful community organisation serving the people of the East Marsh in Grimsby. Alongside housing, education, community development and social action, EMU also manages a community and grassroots-led arts programme, the Sun and Moon Festival which is based in the courtyard at Freeman Street Market. A collective of established, professional artists deliver a range of projects in the community including performing arts, creative writing, art and craft, film and multi media in partnership with residents from Grimsby’s historic East Marsh. EMU also works in partnership with La Luna and with Grimsby Jazz Projects, sharing resources and mutually supporting work produced by each partner. The Sun and Moon Festival is funding by Creative Civic Change and is one of 16 such projects funded across the United Kingdom. Find out more: and


Folklincs aim to preserve folk music, song and dance in North Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. We have produced a folk map and CD of North Lincolnshire and will be opening a Folk School in Barton Upon Humber in the near future. Folklincs run the North Lincolnshire Youth Folk Ensemble (NLYFE) and during Lock down we created the North Lincolnshire Virtual session FB group.Find us on Facebook @Folklincs 

Grimsby & District Pipe Band

Grimsby & District Pipe Band was formed in 1969. The band receives bookings for weddings, funerals, parties, public events. Every year they take part in the armed forces weekend, Cleethorpes. Our tartan is Ancient Sutherland. We teach piping and drumming to all ages, no previous experience needed. When the band are able to meet again it will be at 2pm Saturdays at the Bishop King Centre, The Willows, Grimsby and Tuesdays, 7.30 pm at St Christopher’s Church, Welhome Road, Grimsby.

Grimsby Bach Choir

Grimsby Bach Choir is a friendly chamber choir, performing a wide range of music to high standards. The Choir is keen to work with future generations of musicians, and frequently works with local young musicians, as well as using up-and-coming musicians as soloists and within orchestras, often current students of the country’s top music colleges or conservatoires.

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Grimsby Creates

Grimsby Creates is a unique opportunity to transform Grimsby into a vibrant town centre where heritage and creativity are enjoyed. With £5.3m to be spent over 3 years, the creative development programme will deliver events, help creative organisations grow and build new spaces for creative business and events. Our ambition is that Grimsby Creates: • a major programme of events utilising key town centre space and heritage assets and celebrating Grimsby’s heritage in new, exciting and innovative ways. • a strong network of ambitious creative organisations and individuals who have places to develop and showcase their work and are well connected locally, nationally and internationally. • a new hub for creative production in the Port of Grimsby and an enhanced space for events at St James Square acting as a catalyst for the creative regeneration of Grimsby • pride in our shared heritage where we can participate and enjoy creativity and culture. • inspirational space to nurture the town’s untapped potential and hidden talent leading to a revived social and economic prosperity for Lincolnshire Combining a mix of public sector, businesses, education and cultural individuals and organisations working together to support culture-led growth in the town centre through the Heritage Action Zone to the Docks. Find out more:

Grimsby Jazz Projects

Formed following the closure of the Grimsby Jazz Club, Grimsby Jazz Projects is an organisation focused on jazz performance and education. In 2017 Grimsby Jazz Projects commissioned Fish Tales, a collaborative jazz and poetry suite written by Josie Moon, Alan Barnes and Pat McCarthy which premiered in Grimsby and toured nationally. A Junior Fish Tale was developed in partnership with the NEL Music Hub and was delivered to primary schools and performed at the 2017 singing festival. Following that, Grimsby Jazz Projects commissioned A Requiem, again with Josie Moon, Alan Barnes and Pat McCarthy which toured nationally in 2019. Its sister project A Soldier Through Time was devised at the same time and delivered to Key Stage 2 children and performed at the 2019 Singing Festival. Grimsby Jazz Projects has most recently worked in partnership with La Luna and the NEL Music Hub to deliver Sail Away, a storytelling theatre and music project for Key Stage One children, delivered in 2020 and The Magic Garden for early years children which is about to be delivered digitally.  Find out more:


Grimsby Minster

Grimsby Minster is the Church at the heart of the town, much used for concerts, exhibitions, festivals, and rehearsals.


Grimsby Philharmonic Society

Founded in 1852 Grimsby Philharmonic Society, as it is now known, is a long established, friendly, mixed voice choir of about 60 members. We are an open-access choir (ie non auditioning) always open to welcoming new members, young or not-so-young, who want to sing choral music. Our past concerts have included a wide range of choral music from core repertoire, Christmas and Viennese music via Bernstein, Gershwin and Copland to music by composers of the 21st century. We run a number of workshops to support our members and to encourage the enlisting of new members e.g Find Your Voice, De-Mystify the Dots  As we have a new conductor, Karen Beer, we are looking to develop a different programme to our yearly season once we can get back to face-to-face rehearsals. In the meantime our Zoom rehearsals allow us the opportunity to explore new music by both well-known and not-so-well-known composers. “We strive to uphold and continually renew the proud English tradition of choral singing”. Find out more:


Grimsby Symphony Orchestra

Grimsby Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1940 and known as The Civil Defence Orchestra with the aim of trying to keep alive an interest in art and music and to entertain the public in wartime. At the end of the war the directors decided to try for a full symphony orchestra putting on 2 concerts a year with a soloist at the Central Hall. This was achieved and finally become known as the Grimsby Symphony Orchestra. The current Musical director of the Orchestra is Susan Grant and the leader is Nigel Willoughby. Programmes performed have included concertos played by local, wellknown soloists including pianist Richard Markham and Abigail Boardman, clarinet as well as famous soloists including Julian Lloyd-Webber and Nigel Kennedy. They have also included some famous symphonies by such composers as Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. We are particularly supportive of young musicians, especially those who live locally, who are at the start of their careers, and invite them to join as members or soloists. Recently the Orchestra was delighted to accompany Eleanor Turner (harp) in one of the first performances of the Baroque Flamenco for harp and Orchestra by the American harpist, composer and conductor, Deborah Henson-Conant. We are always looking for more players particularly upper strings, French horns and a bassoon. Our membership is made up of a wide diversity of ages, professions and abilities but we work happily together in the joy of making music. Weekly rehearsals are held in Holy Trinity Church hall Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes on Wednesday evenings in term time from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. For membership enquiries, please ring our publicity secretary on 01472 233712 /07749756168 / or speak to a member of the orchestra.


Humber Taiko

Humber Taiko

Humber Taiko is the regions Taiko drumming organisation, supporting the development of Taiko drumming locally, nationally and internationally! Humber Taiko host a huge festival every year in Grimsby & Scunthorpe as well as supporting the delivery of regular school and community drumming groups, shows and events. As one of the largest Taiko organisations in Europe, Humber Taiko has represented the region at the Royal Albert Hall for the Music For Youth Festival Series as well as in Portland Oregan for the North American Taiko Conference. The company has also performed and delivered for other festivals and events across the UK as well as Germany, Switzerland, Spain  and California. Find out more:

La Luna

Established in 2017 La Luna is a creative company specialising in community arts and publishing. La Luna produces storytelling theatre projects with music for children in early years and primary settings and has worked closely with the NEL Music Hub and Grimsby Jazz Projects providing resources for schools and helping to deliver a series of large-scale singing festivals. La Luna publishes high quality education resource books for schools and storybooks for general sale. In addition La Luna also publishes poetry and visual art and has produced two anthologies of writing by young writers in NE Lincs. Great Grimsby Community Choir is managed by La Luna in partnership with accompanist, arranger and co-director Jo Townell. The choir has enjoyed performing at Music Hub events, notably in the 2018 performance of Carmina Burana and on two occasions with Youth Voices. Find out more:

Magna Vitae

Magna Vitae is a Charitable Trust and our mission is to provide an extraordinary range of cultural, leisure and health related facilities, and gyms in Lincolnshire that allow local people to live a great life. Find out more:


Music Lincs was established in July 1997 as an innovative, independent music teaching co-operative to provide instrumental music services to schools and the wider community. Our members are experienced, qualified teachers and musicians (also accredited by NELMH) offering specialist tuition to individuals, groups and whole classes on a wide range of instruments, plus demonstrations, tasters, workshops, direction of groups and ensembles. Music Lincs provides bespoke invoicing, administration and marketing services for schools, teachers, parents and students through a central point of contact. Our direct invoicing system relieves schools of administration time and costs, supporting the development of provision and allowing easier access to instrumental tuition for all students. As an independent organisation, as a Delivery Partner, and through our affiliation with local youth music providers, Music Lincs is committed to provide high quality specialist music tuition, to develop performance opportunities, encourage wider involvement, and to celebrate excellence and achievement through music. Contact us on


Noise Academy

Noise Academy is an independent organisation that delivers arts like Djing, Music production and Beatboxing using the most high quality equipment. All of our tutors are active within the music industry and have great knowledge and experience surrounding SEN and SEMH settings. We are currently delivering sessions within alternative provisions, schools and PRUs all over the country, providing disengaged pupils with the opportunity to learn a new skill as well as gain accredited qualifications. Through our mentoring sessions, whether it be 1:1 or small groups we also help our students to engage on a social and emotional level giving them the tools they need to re engage in other parts of their lives. Find out more:



North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub

The North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub (NLMEH) is a genuine collaboration of music organisations and education establishments from North Lincolnshire and beyond, that come together to create a co-ordinated and strategic approach to improving music making opportunities for young people in North Lincolnshire, ensuring every child and young person has the opportunity to access a high-quality musical experience and education. We are committed to ensuring that every child and young person in North Lincolnshire has the opportunity to sing, play a musical instrument and perform, and are inspired to progress along their musical pathway through experiencing high quality musical experiences. Find out more:



One Voice

One Voice is a voluntary community group which was formed in 2009 and has continued to thrive working in partnership offering activities, events and projects to make a difference in the communities of Immingham, Habrough and Stallingborough.



Our Big Picture Art For Everyone

Bringing unique art and heritage experiences to public places and unusual spaces. We aim to deliver excellent visual art exhibitions, events, festivals and workshops for everyone, through exciting partnerships with local, national and international artists, organisations and venues. We particularly love working with families, children and young people through a range of developed workshops. T: 07793 114 180 Latest news see or

Trinity Sounds

Trinity Sounds is a non-profitable DJ and music production workshops for children aged 11-16 in the Cleethorpes area. Trinity Sounds was first a set up to tackle anti-social behaviour in the Trinity Road area of Cleethorpes. The overall aim was to make music sessions affordable, fun, and engaging for learners aged between 11-16. The workshops are held at The Trin Centre in Cleethorpes and run in waves of 12 weeks. Since the project started on Friday 1st March 2019 the sessions have taken place during term time and helped develop the music skills for all groups in DJ ‘in and music production. All learners have improved their social skills and really enjoyed having fun playing and making music together. Some learners have shown a high level of commitment to the group and demonstrated some advanced skills which has allowed them to become leaders. Leaders have helped organise and run various showcase events representing Trinity Sounds which has helped improve the confidence of many especially those that face specific learning difficulties. These events have been the festival of the sky in Cleethorpes, the Teen Market in Grimsby Freshney place, and the Disability Disco at the Trin Centre. As well as this there have now been no further reports of anti-social behaviour as seen before in the area. Due the success of these sessions many adults made enquiries about running a session for any one aged 16 years and above. Trinity Sounds organised both DJ and music production sessions for adults and were given support from Grimsby Institute to run National Employer Training. As well as this Trinity Sounds has been running sessions with local schools and other community groups these have been Orchards, Best Futures, One Voice and Our Big Picture. Find out more: