Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone is a UCLan project supporting community groups through the provision of Media Factory spaces at times of low use by staff and students, as well as offering networking opportunities, marketing and promotional opportunities, and specialist artistic and technical support.

Questions about attending any of the activities or about running further activities can be sent to the Something for Everyone project lead Jon Aveyard on

For information about event dates, times, locations and prices please visit the UCLan What’s On Calendar.

The project currently supports the following ongoing groups:

The Worldwise Samba Drummers

The Worldwise Samba Drummers

Meeting most Wednesday evenings and frequently performing around Lancashire.

The Preston Samba

The Preston Samba Dancers

Meeting on selected Saturday mornings and sometimes performing alongside the samba drummers.

The Preston People’s

The Preston People’s Choir

Meeting most Tuesday evenings with occasional performances.

The Preston Scratch Band

The Preston Scratch Band

Meeting twice-monthly on Saturday mornings to play popular songs from provided music books.

Conga Roots

Conga Roots

Meeting on selected Friday evenings to learn conga drumming fundamentals.

Rhythm Jam

The Rhythm Alley Jammin’ sessions

Meeting once-monthly on a Saturday afternoon for a jam, all instruments welcome


Sound Out

Meeting on Tuesday evenings for vocal improvisation and creative play.



Monthly workshop exploring approaches to free improvisation.


Preston Swing

Thursday evening Lindy Hop classes.


Harmonious Beats

A djembe class meeting on occasional Thursday evenings.


Magic Musical Medicine

Meeting on the final Sunday of each month to use meditation, singing, dancing and drumming to produce healing vibrations.


Finding your balance

Tuesday lunchtime meditation sessions.

Something for everyone


Including subjects as diverse as acoustic guitar, clowning, sketching and biodanza.

Testimonials from previous and current Something for Everyone participants.

"Through the community courses supported by UCLan I got to know people from Preston who are interested in sharing experiences, in doing things together."

“I know that even if I feel down at the start of the evening sessions, by the end of the night I will have a smile on my face.”

The absolute novice is valued as much as the established musician and it is the ideal environment to try something new.

“I cannot thank UCLan enough for their Something for Everyone projects. Long may they continue.”

"The friendships formed there are among my most treasured.”