Soft Touch Arts

Location — Leicester
Artist Residency:

Naaji 'Wavey' Richards, Corinne West & Kieran Bond

Community Group: Young Producers
Artist: Naaji 'Wavey' Richards, Corinne West & Kieran Bond
Artforms: Music Video Production
Hip Hop Music Producer Naji Richards from Soft Touch and filmmakers Corinne West and Kieran Bond brought together four young music producers to produce 3 new hip hop videos for the Our Place showcase. During their creative residency in summer 2021 the musicians worked with Corinne to storyboard, perform and record their own hip hop music videos, which take inspiration from growing up in Leicester.

Community groups collaboration:

Youth Music

Community Group: Youth Music
Age Of Participants: 18 — 30
Artforms: Music Video Production
Soft Touch Arts' Friday night 'Noteable' sessions are for young people who are from inner city areas of Leicester who are ready to take the next steps into the music scene. The sessions aim to give participants the space to work on their music, produce mixtapes and videos for social media. This project has enabled the group to work with professional filmmakers to produce their own music videos and share their music and talents to wider audiences.
" It’s important for them [the young music producers] to represent where they’re from to the wider world – for two of them it was their first ever video. Being involved in that process has fuelled their zest for doing it - they’ve done it now once and they just want to keep on doing it and keep doing it.”- Naji 'Wavey' Richards, Hip Hop Producer

Behind the scenes


our place broadcast

Our Place featuring Soft Touch Arts


An award winning Leicestershire charity, established in 1986, we use arts, media and music activities to make positive life changes for disadvantaged young people by supporting them to develop creative, social and employability skills.