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FORWARD! ARTS worked alongside Birmingham Music Archive to run a ten-month project aimed at highlighting the city’s rich musical history to over 100 younger people. The Our Musical Roots project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, involved working with youth centres in Highgate and Lozells and a number of secondary schools across the city. The project focused on increasing the children’s knowledge and awareness of Birmingham’s musical heritage, while providing an opportunity for the participants to gain new skills, have raised confidence and aspirations. A number of the younger participants completed their Bronze Arts Award as part of the project.