"Where there is music there is hope"

Registered UK Charity Number: 1183049
  • Promoting mental wellbeing in young musicians age 16+ through music

  • Promoting mental wellbeing in young musicians age 16+ through music

  • Promoting mental wellbeing in young musicians age 16+ through music

Who We Are

The Lewis Project charity has been set up to promote mental wellbeing in young musicians aged 16 + through music.
We understand many young people suffer with anxiety and other similar mental health issues in silence and can become isolated and depressed. We welcome all young musicians to come and relax or participate with like minded musos. Our aim is to provide a relaxed, non-intimidating atmosphere in order to encourage musical interest and creativity. We believe music acts as a great communicator, music being the great universal language.

The Lewis Project provides a music hub facility, musical instruments to jam, opportunities to join workshops or to have group tuition if required or just to sit, have a coffee and listen. The whole project is run by volunteers offering their services for non-monetary gain at our centre at The House in The Basement  located at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks ... and is free to all! The hub is fully equipped with musical instruments and a sound system where we create an environment for musicians to practice, rehearse, jam and collaborate.

This project is in memory of Lewis Murrell, a talented musician and the son of Michele Grace who is one of the co-founders of this project.
Our Story
The Lewis Project based in Sevenoaks, Kent, was founded in January 2015 by Michele Grace and Sandra Boxall in response to both of their son’s experiences of the mental health sector.

Through their awareness, they recognised a need for a music hub in their community to bring young people together, to share experiences and create music.
Six years on...
"We have seen first-hand how music can be such a powerful force in promoting mental wellbeing, by providing a space to allow young people to express themselves.

We have witnessed huge positive changes in our members over time as their confidence grows through the language of music and life-long friendships.

We believe every town should provide a music centre to promote the mental wellbeing of young people everywhere"

Michele in particular feels that her son, Lewis, a talented musician, would have loved being part of The Lewis Project and meeting all the wonderful musicians at the centre. The Project was created in his memory and specifically to help young people like him.
"Where there is music there is hope"

Are You A Bedroom Musician?

Come and join like-minded musicians in a relaxed and vibrant music centre, based at House In The Basement, Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks.
Every Monday, 5pm - 10pm
We have a full PA system for rehearsals and jamming, and are free of charge to all. Our aim is to give a space for young people who love playing an instrument or singing, to enjoy some me time. We have seen many changes in our members through being in an inclusive environment, building confidences and making new friends.
We now have some free spaces and are ready to build up another band or two... so if you are interested, or know of anyone who would be, feel free to email us or just drop in!

The Lewis Project

The Lewis project is a registered charity that has been set up to inspire and support people aged 16+ through music

We hope everyone is participating in some self-prescribed music medicine this weekend! 😊 

What one song would be your go to music medicine? 🎶 

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We are huge advocates of Charities supporting Charities, which is exactly what The Lewis Project were able to do this month 🙌 

🥁 We recently had a fabulous drum kit kindly donated to us... but as our members use the much-loved drum kit that used to belong to Lewis, it was decided that we would donate this to another local charity who would greatly benefit from it; The Oaks Specialist College 

The Oaks is an amazing charity supporting young people with additional needs and disabilities, to learn vital skills for independence, employability and community inclusion. Our lovely member (and drummer!) James Mason @james_does_life has also been working with The Oaks, so kindly delivered the drum kit to them... Much to the excitement of their students and Tutor Laz Martin!

We have heard that the drum kit is getting lots of use already and has gone down a storm - we couldn't be happier with the outcome! 🎶 Music is wonderful for boosting mental wellbeing, so we hope this provides years of fun and positivity for all at The Oaks Specialist College 😊 We might even make TLP members of them yet!

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The Lewis Project

Promoting mental wellbeing in young musicians age 16+ through music.

Registered UK Charity Number: 1183049
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