About
Fantastic and Brilliant (FAB)

Why are we Fantastic and Brilliant?

The FAB Group was established by a group of young people with disabilities.  The group looks at venues and places in Newcastle to see if they are inclusive for all young people. 

The young people from the FAB Group have visited Sage, Lane 7, Centre for Life, Newcastle and Northumbria universities, Baltic, and a variety of food venues across Newcastle. 

The FAB group is also a social group that meets once a month at the Young People’s Service on the West Road, Newcastle. 

The group has currently been meeting weekly via zoom during the lockdown and has been involved in drama workshops and having fun!

Meet the FAB Group!

Workers from Children North East:

Teresa (Project Co-ordinator)

What do you like about the FAB Group?
It’s always a good laugh!
What’s your favourite type of music genre?
Pop.
Who are you listening to right now?
Bros and Simple Minds.
If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why?
Drums, because I have no concept of an indoor voice.
Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’?
Pet Shop Boys.

bex
Bex (Project Co-ordinator)

What do you like about the FAB Group?
The positive support, friendliness and fun! Oh, and Peter being cheeky to Teresa.
What’s your favourite type of music genre?
Indie/Alternative.
Who are you listening to right now?
City and Colour.
If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why?
A saxophone as it’s very expressive.
Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’?
Sam Fender.

The FAB Group young people (hover over our photo to find out about us)

Haydon

What do you like about the FAB Group? It’s lovely and inclusive!

What’s your favourite type of music genre? Traditional – Classical & Jazz.

Who are you listening to right now? Greggory Porter.

If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Piano, because it has a touch of elegance!

Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’? Martin Stephenson.

Rebecca

What do you like about the FAB Group? It’s interesting and really fun!

What’s your favourite type of music genre? Pop 

Who are you listening to right now? Olly Murs.

If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Violin, because I am very chilled.

Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’? little Mix!

Denise

What do you like about the FAB Group? Lots of different things, develops acting and dancing skills with the different sessions we do and seeing friends.

What’s your favourite type of music genre? Rock and Pop.

Who are you listening to right now? Bruno Mars.

If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Air Guitar, because I rock out with it often!

Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’? little Mix!

Callum

What do you like about the FAB Group? The fact it is all-inclusive and we are a family.

What’s your favourite type of music genre? 80’s music!

Who are you listening to right now? The Year 3000 by Jonas Brothers (cover)

If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Bass Guitar because it’s one of the easier instruments to learn – and I play guitar!

Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’? Emilie Sande / James Arthur

Thomas

What do you like about the FAB Group? Meeting my friends!

What’s your favourite type of music genre? Rock

Who are you listening to right now? ACDC

If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Drums, because it’s to do with rock and you can play it very loud!

Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’? ACDC (part of)

William

What do you like about the FAB Group? Seeing my friends to catch up!

What’s your favourite type of music genre? Pop

Who are you listening to right now? Ariana Grande.

If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Trumpet, because it’s a nice instrument!

Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’?Emilie Sande.

Nicole

What do you like about the FAB Group?People are really nice and has a nice atmosphere.

What’s your favourite type of music genre? Pop.

Who are you listening to right now? Black Pink

If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why?Piano, because they are very grand and I like to make an entrance!

Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’? little Mix!

Will T.

What do you like about the FAB Group? Friendly and something to do.

What’s your favourite type of music genre? Electronic.

Who are you listening to right now? Mario Cart Soundtrack

If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Piano, because I can play it extremely well!

Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’? N/a

Peter

What do you like about the FAB Group? It’s fun and always a laugh!

What’s your favourite type of music genre? I don’t listen to much music – I’m just the website man!

Who are you listening to right now? Podcasts about website dev

If you were a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Triangle, because I’m useless at music.

Who is your favourite ‘Voice of The Tyne’? n/a

Thank you for dropping by.

Fantastic and Brilliant (FAB)