BBC Intorducing Showcase

BBC Introducing visited Horizon Studios to interview and showcase the Horizon Stars and Staff. The Stars had an opportunity to hear themselves on the radio, some for the first time.

Sir John Barrow School

Horizon Studios visited Sir John Barrow School to deliver their Journey Through Sound workshop, The young people recorded their own sounds into Ableton to make their own beat. 

John Ruskin School 

Horizon Studios teamed up with John Ruskin School and ACT to put together a creative response to the Lake District National Park's managment plan.

CSEP Awards Presentation 

Horizon Studios won awards for New Social Enterprise Of The Year and Countywide Community Social Enterprise Of The Year.

Muncaster Castle Performance

Horizon Studios visited Muncaster Castle with the Horizon Stars to perform for the Halloween Spectacular event.

King Sound Studios Visit 

Horizon Studios took the Horizon Stars on an immersive visit to King Sound Studios to gain insight into the workings of a professional studio. 


Horizon Studios delivered the Holidays, Activities and food programme where young people created animations, wrote their own lyrics and developed social skills in a musical environment.

DJ Club 

Horizon Studios started another round of their well received DJ Club, supporting young DJs' on their journey.  Supported by Hadfield Trust.

For/With/By Festival 

Horizon Studios helped BarrowFull with their Youth Theatre For/With/By Festival.Horizon hosted DJ and music production workshops. 

Unity Festival 

Horizon Staff and Stars performed at the Unity Festival celebrating togetherness and equality. A great day for all. 

Horizon Stars Songwriting Workshop 

Maz O'Connor came to Horizon Studios to deliver a songwriting workshop to the Horizon Stars. In this session they developed their songwriting skills by brainstorming ideas around a sentimental object.


Horizon Studios hosted this years Spellbinding book awards, in conjunction with Cumbria library Service. This saw over 100 students come together to celebrate their love for literature. 

Inspira - Walney School 

Horizon Studios went to Walney School to give a careers talk on their journey into the music industry. 

Barrow Island Primary

Horizon Studios visited Barrow Island Primary to deliver their Journey Through Sound Workshop showing students how to create audio samples and then arrange them into a beat.

Horizon Writers Camp 

Horizon Studios took to the road to Scotland for their first Writers Camp, spending 4 days creating music and honing their skills.

The Great Big Green Week 

Horizon Studios partnered with Full of Noises to deliver their new project idea NatureSound. This project entailed using natural resources

Trinity School  - Rap Club

Horizon Studios delivered their first session of Rap Club at Trinity School. This saw us break down the 3 fundamentals of Rap.

Horizon Stars

Horizon Studios delivered their first Horizon Stars group session, getting to know their new participants.

24 Hours In The Studio

SWERVE & JD along with friends took part in a charity fundraiser raising over £700 for two local causes.

Brathay Elevate

Horizon Studios delivered their Elevate programme in collaboration with Brathay. 

North Walney School

Horizon Studios delivered their Journey Through Sound workshop at North Walney School.

Cambridge Primary School 

Horizon Studios delivered their Journey Through Sound workshop in partnership with Camberidge Primary School. 


SWERVE & JD performed at the annual Pride Festival in Barrow town centre.

DJ Club 

Horizon Studios launches their next round of DJ Club to allow people to gain and refine their skills. 

Easter HAF 

In partnership with RV Projects, we delivered another 2 sessions of our HAF Programme. 

Trinity HAF 

Horizon delivered the Holiday Activities and Food programme in Carlisle at Trinity School, teaching students music production and DJing skills.


One of Horizon's Directors was recognised by Common Purpose's 25under25 for Leadership & Social Impact.This was awarded for his work better communities. 

Love Barrow Awards 

Horizon Studios attended the Love Barrow Awards where they were awarded finalists for the Community Focused Business Of The Year Award.

Student Exchange Creative Writing Workshop

Horizon delivered a creative writing workshop involving a group of exchange students at Furness Academy.

Future Hope School Visit 

During their time in India, part of the Horizon team visited Future Hope School where they delivered a music production workshop to their students.After the session, students had their turn sharing their favourite songs and dance moves.


Horizon began their new initiative HIVE (Helping Inspire Vibrant Environments). Supported by 1up & Cumbria County Council. Providing young people with a creative environment to learn, create and socialise through music collaboration.


Horizon delivered the 3E's Workshop to the FMCF to provide Insights Into the skills of a Music Producer and DJ.

DJ Club 

Horizon Studios launches DJ Club to allow people to gain and refine their skills. 

Furness Academy After School Club

In partnership with Furness Academy, Horizon Studios was invited to to deliver After school sessions using Bandlab.

Winter HAF 

In partnership with RV Projects, we delivered another 4 sessions of our HAF Programme. 

SWERVE & JD - Barrow To Bristol listening party 

Horizon Studios help support SWERVE & JD's recent national collaboration album - 'Barrow To Bristol'

Furness Multicultural Forum DJ Gig 

For the FMCF's Christmas event , We helped celebrate by providing live music. 

Greengate Juniors

In partnership with Greengate Junior School, Horizon Studios was invited to deliver the "Journey Through Sound" music workshops with year 5.

CandoFM x Horizon Studios Music Production Course Round 4

In partnership with CandoFM, Horiozn Studios began working with their 4th group of young music producers here in Barrow. We're looking forward to seeing what they create throughout the sessions!

Project John Birthday Celebration 

Horizon Studios celebrated Project John's 25th Birthday with a Raft Build Challenge.

Love Barrow Finalists 

Horizon Studios was nominated and awarded finalist of "Community Focused Business of The Year". The awards ceremony will be in April 2023. Good luck to all finalists!

Cumbria Music Conference

Horizon Studios attended Cumbria Music Week to deliver a workshop and careers talk. The event was hosted at North Lakes Hotel in Penrith & put together by Cumbria Music Hub - Thank you for having us!

Barrow Music Week

Horizon Studios and the "Horizon Stars" performed in a showcase in New Look as a part of Barrow Music Week

Morton Academy

In partnership with Richard Rose Morton Academy, Horizon Studios were invited to the school to deliver the "Journey Through Sound" music workshops for key stage 3 students.

Guitar Lessons 

Supported by BarrowFull, Horizon Studios hosted a number of guitar lessons with a local guitar teacher. Offering opportunity for young people to learn and music leaders to develop their craft.

Horizon Studios x Kirkgate Arts

Horizon Studios spent the week in Cockermouth, working with Kirkgate Arts Centre to deliver a Music Production & DJ'ing course with young people local to the area. This week was finished with a celebration event chowcasing what the participants had learnt, and created.

Holiday Activities and Food

In partnership with RV Projects, Horizon Studios held 16 days over the summer holidays providing Holiday Activities & Food for local school students. 

Furness Education Skills Partnership

In partnership with FESP, Horizon Studios supported the Year 4 Future Careers project. This saw students attend their dream job placement to experience what it was like to work in those businesses.

Horizon Studios x Hello Future

In partnership with Hello Future, Horizon Studios hosted a week long music production course for young people moving into further education or employment. This week was finished with a visit to Spirit Studios in Manchster.

Sacred Heart School

Horizon Studios attended Sacred Heart Primary school to deliver the "Journey Through Sound" music workshops with years 5 & 6.

Make A Change Project

Over the summer holidays a partnership was developed to provide activities in the town centre for young people. We provided DJ workshops with supporting organisations and had a great time!

Horizon Studios x Public Health 

In partnership with Public Health England, Horizon Studios was commissioned to workshop with young people to find out how young people can be informed about vaccinations against disease. This led to a short piece of music & video being created including relevant information.

Unity Festival

In partnership with Furness Multi-Cultural Forum, Horizon Studios provided music production workshops throughout the day at Unity Fest 2022 - Hosted at The Forum, Barrow.

Horizon Studios x Brathay - Elevate 

In partnership with Brathay Trust, Horizon Studios hosted the second installment of the "Elevate" programme. During this day we showcased the organisation, workshops, history & future plans.

Spellbinding Host awards

This year we were asked to host 2022's Spellbinding awards at the Reghed Centre, near Penrith. We got to speak with some of the Authors who were shortlisted & ran our own 'rap' workshop.


In partnership with Dropzone & their True Colours Youth Club, Horizon Studios & the "Horizon Stars" performed at this years Pride event - hosted at the Forum, Barrow.

CandoFM x Horizon Studios Music Production Course Round 3

In partnership with CandoFM, Horiozn Studios began working with their 3rd group of young music producers here in Barrow. We're looking forward to seeing them develop over the next 12 weeks!

Bright Stars at Walney Juniors

In partnership with the Centre For Leadership, Horizon Studios worked with South Walney Junior School to help support their enterprise idea. We hosted idea sessions and interviews to select job roles within the enterprise. Well done to the school & students!


Horizon Studios were invited to join Furness Multi-Cultural Forum  to celebrate EID this year. We took this opportunity to learn more about Islam and connect with our community further.

Cumbria Social Enterprise Awards - WINNERS!

Having been invited to CSEP's award ceremony in Carlisle, we were over the moon to have been awarded 1st place in the "New Social Enterprise Of The Year" category. Congratulations to Rebuild CIC for reaching the finals with us. Thank you!

CandoFM x Horizon Studios Music Production Course Round 2

In partnership with CandoFM, Horizon Studios started working with the second group of music production students. After a great start with our first group we're eager to see how this group get on over the 12 weeks.

Horizon Studios x Barrow AFC Community Trust Half Term

In partnerhsip with Barrow AFC Community Sports, Horizon Studios were invited to deliver the "3E's" programme with students at Ormgills Primary & Cambridge CofE school.

"Barrow Anthems" with Furness Multi-Cultural Forum

A project in collaboration with FMCF and their young people. Our in house artists are working to create a piece of music all about Unity and equal opportunity.

After school club launched at Trinity School

In partnership with Trinity School, in Carlisle, we have been able to launch an afterschool music production club. After word got around the school of the music production sessions being provided during school we met the student demand by opening a drop in session for young people to come and create music after school.

Idealities Expo

Invited by the Forum, Horizon Studios joined a number of other local organisations to showcase our workshops for our community.

Chetwynde School 

In partnership with Chetwynde School, Horizon Studios was invited to deliver music production session with keystage 3 & 4.

Trinity School 

In partnership with Trinity School, Horizon Studios was invited to Cumbria's biggest school to begin an ongoing music production course with students in years 8, 9 & 10.

CandoFM x Horizon Studios Music Production Course

In partnership with CandoFM, funded by Youth Music, Horizon Studios began their first music production course with young people of Barrow and the Furness area.

"The Mount" with Wyre Council

Horizon Studios hosted a workshlop in Fleetwood working with Artist in Residence - Henry Iddon, Wyre Council & young people to create some music, lyrics, spoken word & visuals to represent the feelings of Fleetwood. 

"Knife Angel" with Dropzone

Dropzone's education group came up with a very moving #AntiViolence project - part put together here with us at Horizon Studios

"Elevate Programme" with Brathay

In partnership with Brathay Trust, Horizon studios hosted young people from the "Elevate" programme to showcase lesser known industries in the area.

"Barrow Anthems" with Theatre Factory