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Go Knife Free

Posted on: September 15th, 2020 by Steph Dickinson No Comments

Whether you carry a knife, are thinking about carrying, or are worried about someone you know getting involved with knives – there is help and support available. It can be a tough thing to do, but these resources can help anyone join the millions of young people who live knife free: /

Seeking Trustees

Posted on: September 14th, 2020 by Steph Dickinson No Comments

The Board of Pie Factory Music are seeking to recruit a number of new Trustees to support the organisation to achieve its goals as we enter an exciting new period in our development.

Are you the person we’re looking for?

The Board offers strategic leadership to the organisation, achieved through meetings, offering their specialist skills, knowledge and experience, attending events, being advocates for the charity, and supporting larger strategic areas of work, such as business planning.

We want our Board to be truly representative of the community that we serve and we want to reach those who may not usually put themselves forward for a Trustee opportunity

With that in mind, if you think you have the skills to help us we would love to hear from you and if you consider yourself one or more of the following, we’d particularly like you to apply:

Are you aged 18-25?

Have you grown up in what you’d consider a more deprived area of Thanet or Dover?

Do you have a physical or learning disability?

Are you Black, Asian or consider yourself to be from another minority ethnic group?

Do you have experience of living in foster care?

Do you have lived-experience of the criminal justice system?

In order to compliment the current skills of the Board of Trustees, Pie Factory Music is looking for specific skills in the following areas, but welcomes interest from all:

A finance and/or accountancy professional

A legal professional

How to apply

If you think you could help us meet the challenges of the future as a member of our Board, please download and read our Trustee Application Pack and complete the form below.

(Alternatively you can download the Trustee Application Form here, and email it to )

Download the full Trustee Role Description for specific information on what’s involved in the role of a Trustee.

The deadline for applying for this role is Wednesday 30 September, 12pm.

For more information

If you would like to speak to someone about this role or the application process please call our office on 01843 596777 or email

Thanks for reading!

Trustee Recruitment

General Information

Home Address
First line of address
Second line of address


Details of past Trustee / Charity experience

Skills & Interests

Suitability & Conflicts of Interest

Criminal Offences

Reference 1

Please give details of people who can comment on your suitability for this role. Please note that references from relatives are not acceptable.

Reference 2

Please give details of people who can comment on your suitability for this role. Please note that references from relatives are not acceptable.


I confirm that: 1. I am aged 18 years or over at the date of this election or appointment 2. I do not have an unspent conviction relating to any offence involving deception or dishonesty 3. I am not an undischarged bankrupt (or subject to sequestration in Scotland) or have current composition or arrangement including an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) with your creditors 4. I am not subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1988 or to an Order made under section 429(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986 5. I have not been removed from the office of charity trustee or trustee for a charity by an Order made by the Charity Commissions or the High Court on the grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement (or equivalent in other jurisdictions) 6. I am not disqualified from being a company director 7. I am not disqualified under the Protection of Vulnerable Adults List 8. I am not barred by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) from work involving contact with children or vulnerable adults (regulated activity). 9. I will, if elected, undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check 10. I have read the Charity Commission booklet CC3: The Essential Trustee – what you need to know 11. I understand and am able and willing to commit necessary time, preparation and effort to the proper discharge of the responsibilities of a trustee 12. I hereby explicitly consent to Pie Factory Music holding my personal details within a manual or electronic filing system in relation to the Data Protection Act 1998

We’re recruiting an Intern!

Posted on: September 7th, 2020 by Zoe Carassik-Lord No Comments

We are seeking a motivated and passionate intern to join our core team and assist the Programme Manager in the successful delivery of our Emerging Artists Programme.

This role is ideal for a young person between the ages of 18-25, who has been a participant at Pie Factory Music, and who is looking for their first step into a career in the arts and culture sector.

The appointed person would be expected to start mid-September 2020, finishing in mid-September 2021.

Click here to download the job description and person specification for the role >

Click here to download the application form (Word doc) >
Click here to download the application form (pdf) >

Send completed applications to

The deadline for applications is Friday 25 September, 12pm.

Recruiting a Producer for our new Girls Programme

Posted on: August 21st, 2020 by Zoe Carassik-Lord No Comments

Pie Factory Music is seeking a creative and organised Producer to facilitate the Girls Programme strand of our Emerging Artists Programme, funded by Youth Music.

During our pilot of the Thanet Emerging Artists Programme in 2018-19, we noticed that girls were significantly underrepresented in those who applied to be Young Producers, and the events were attended by a vast majority of boys. As we know that women are drastically underrepresented in the music industry (as BBC Radio One’s DJ Annie Mac’s broadcast [March 2016] on the subject of women in the music industry points out, women make up less than 15% of writers registered at PRS and less than 15% of performers booked to play UK festivals are women), we felt we needed to provide a space for girls specifically to develop their musicianship as part of the next phase of the programme. This is why we have developed a Girls Programme that runs alongside our main Emerging Artists Programme (formerly the Young Producers programme). The Girls Programme is open to up to 15 young people who identify as female or genderqueer aged 13-18.

The appointed person would be expected to start mid-September 2020, working with one cohort of participants, and finishing in mid-September 2021.

How to apply

Click here to download the job description and person specification (pdf)

Click here to download the application form (Word document)
Click here to download the application form (pdf)

Send completed application forms to Please note, CVs will not be accepted.

The deadline for applications is Friday 4 September 2020, 12pm.

Film scoring workshop and competition

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Zoe Carassik-Lord No Comments

This workshop has now taken place, but the competition is still open!

Re-watch the workshop with Michael here, and then click the links below to download the information sheet and watch the film clips to work on your own film scores to enter into the competition!

When you’ve completed your score, email it to to be in with a chance of winning a prize! Submissions for the competition close on Thursday 10 September, and winners will be announced as part of the Ramsgate Festival of Sound.

Click here to download the information sheet to help you write your score >

Watch the film clip (with dialogue) here:

Watch the film clip (no dialogue) here:


Have you ever wanted to be a film composer? 
Now’s your chance to have a go, and win some great prizes too!

Pie Factory Music and award-winning film/TV composer, Michael J McEvoy (Finding Your Feet, Jazz Ambassadors, Me and Orson Welles) are offering an online workshop for 14-19 year olds. Using a clip from the anime film ‘Vexille’, Michael will talk the participants through his creative process and answer their questions about how he became a composer.

Afterwards, there’ll be an opportunity to score a short film sequence and two weeks to work on your entry. All entries will be reviewed by Michael and the Pie Factory Music team, and winners will be announced during the Ramsgate Festival of Sound. The fantastic prizes are Amazon vouchers to the value:

How to get involved

To take part in the online workshop via Zoom, send us a Direct Message (DM) on our Instagram account @PieFactoryMusic with your name and age. We’ll then send you the link to join the Zoom workshop, which will take place on Friday 28 August, at 3pm. The workshop will last for an hour and quarter, with 15 minutes at the end for questions.

The deadline to enter your own compositions into the competition judged by Michael and the Pie Factory Music team is Thursday 10 September.

We know there’s lots of incredible talent in the local community and look forward to you joining in this special session.

Everyday Racism

Posted on: July 22nd, 2020 by Zoe Carassik-Lord No Comments

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd it feels like there is a turning of the tide with people waking up to the realities of racism BUT there is still so much work to be done.We had the honour of chatting to Natalie from @everydayracism_ about how you as young people can engage in this conversation and make a difference. Natalie used to attend Pie as a young person and it wasn’t long before she became one of our Trustees (the youngest trustee in the UK at the time), since then Natalie has worked on various projects with us and has remained a friend. She speaks honestly and powerfully about her own journey and what young people can do to start to act for positive, lasting change.

You can watch the full conversation here:

Below are all of the resources that are mentioned in the video:

Instagram Accounts:

Mental Health

Great books for young people: 
STAMPED – Jason Reynalds & Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Say her name – Zetta Elliot 

Adult books to educate – Still good to read: 
White fragility – Robin DiAngelo 
Me and my White Supremacy – Layla F Saad
Why I am no longer talking to white people about race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
Natives – Akala

Fictional books by BAME authors:
The only back girls in town – Brandy Colbert  
Black Brother – Jewell Parker Rhodes 
Slay – Brittany Morris