New Rhythms was formerly known as:
The Northern Rock Festival Group
The Northern Rock Festival Group was established in 1994 in Royston, North Glasgow. In September 1999, the Group was awarded £228,628 from Lottery funds to convert the basement of a local community centre into a dedicated community music resource facility, to be known as the “Roch Rooms.” The facility opened in October 2000 and had two recording studios, rehearsal facilities, café and access to musical instruments.
Over the years, we have adapted to our funding and community landscape – becoming New Rhythms for Glasgow. We are currently based in Balgrayhill Community Centre, in the heart of Springburn. We work with a range of individuals and groups, particularly those who would normally struggle to access the creative industries. We deliver a range of in-house and outreach programmes, designed to heal, energise, educate and enrich individuals and communities.
We continue to be a close-knit and humble charity – really just one big family!