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BANNED ARE FEATURED ON BBC NEWSROUND

WEGs Pop Banned, who are suppotted by the Arts Councile feature don the BBC, in March 2020. Click on the image below to watch their feature.

WEGs PERFORM DRAMA AND MUSIC AT ANNUAL DINNER

The WEGs pop group BANNED and drama performance ‘Creme De La Crime’ were the highlights of the One Voice Annual Dinner 2020.

The projects, supported by the Arts Council, culminated in two performances over two evenings, attracting an audience of 500. The girls were supported by Peshkar, an Arts Council National Portfolio organisation and lead participatory arts organisation targeting young people deemed hard to reach and or socially disadvantaged. The group were also supported locally in developing their musical skills by McNally Music Tuition, based in Blackburn.

The WEGs pop group BANNED performed in front of 500 people over two nights
Creme De La Crime drama was supported by the Arts Council

WEGs POP GROUP FEATURED IN LOCAL MEDIA

A GROUP of Asian girls have formed their own girlband to defy stereotypes of how they are portrayed in the media. The West End Girls (WEGS) of community group 1V Blackburn created their own group called BANNED, with support from the Arts Council.

POP BANNED TO APPEAR ON BBC NEWSROUND

MEMBERS of an all-Asian girl band are set to appear on CBBC’s Newsround ­— sharing their mission of breaking stereotypes in the music industry. BANNED, a girl group created by the West End Girls (WEGS) of community group One Voice Blackburn, went in front of the cameras earlier this week. Read more

 

MUSIC PROJECT SUPPORTS GIRLS MUSIC GROUP

The West End Girls (WEGs) group have formed their own pop group called BANNED, thanks to support from the Arts Council. The grant also supports a drama group set up improve the participation into arts from the South Asian heritage community. Read more