Adults with learning difficulties in Bury St Edmunds launch CD

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A group of adults with learning difficulties in Bury St Edmunds have celebrated launching their own CD as part of an arts project.

Just over 15 weeks ago none of them could play an instrument, but the Suffolk Artlink project saw them, write songs about sweets and trips to the cinema, learn musical instruments and record a CD.

Jumpstarters CD launch

Jumpstarters CD launch

Fiona Taylor, 20 was among the students called The Jumpstarters who launched at the St Johns Centre on Tuesday.

“I am really proud of myself. I have never done music before. 
“I’d definitely like to again, I really enjoyed it,” she said.

Charlie Meyer, project development oficer for Suffolk Artlink said: “Everybody is a bit emotional – it is something they have never really been able to do before.”

She said it has run a series of 15 week projects funded by The Big Lottery Fund.

The Jumpstarters learnt through Bury St Edmunds music education specialist Future Sounds Education which used shapes, words and pictures to teach them.

The CD priced £3.50, is available at