Joe Cook Barriers to Bridges

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Joe Cook is a musician, lyricist and music producer from Birmingham UK. Joe has been working across three different Extended Learning Centres (Pupil Referral Units) across Coventry working with young

All the tracks are drawing upon the young people's life experiences, observations and frustrations. Through various creative workshops, conversations and recording sessions Joe has worked alongside the young people to create a body of work covering subjects such as youth violence, mental health, the education system and social justice. Each track has been created by the young people including cross site and intergenerational collaborations between the young people. Each track has been engineered by Jake Cunningham and visuals created by Jam-AV Media Productions.

Joe is continuing to work with young people in the ELCs to create more musical and visual content to be part of the ‘Barriers to Bridges Project’.

Watch the videos here: Joe Cook: Barriers to Bridges - Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 (

Published: 17th June 2022