Arts Emergency

Triona O’Neill

Singer

Arts Emergency became a part of my life while working as Extended College Officer at BSix Sixth Form College in Hackney, I was a member of BSeven team who deal with all of the extra curricular activities at the college. During my time at BSix I witnessed just how amazingly talented the students are but many do not receive the support they need to study Arts and Humanities subjects in particular. Out of all the organisations the college was linked with Arts Emergency shone out as a beacon of hope for many students. They were infectious, throughout the year I became more and more involved with the charity encouraging students with a talent for the arts to get involved and utilise all the charity had to offer. I seen first hand the effects the charity had on the students, how they gained confidence, began to develop specialist skills, discover hidden talents, develop social skills by creating friendships and being a part of an arts based community.

Since leaving BSix, I am now working as a full time musician and vocal coach. I write music with my group ‘Eve & I’ and perform regularly in venues across the U.K and Europe. I am passionate about the service that Arts Emergency offers and am proud to be apart of an organisation which promotes the value of the Arts within our society.

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