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our history

We have worked hard to develop as an organisation that is well organised and strives towards quality in its provision of services. 

Our programme has been continually growing since we first launched in May 2002 and now contains:

A continually growing art programmes with a specialism in gospel arts, through workshops, artist management and events in art, community and educational settings.

A cultural programme that supports Black History Month, Martin Luther King Day and our very own Sing Freedom projects. 

A community and education programme that works to raise the achievements and aspirations of disadvantaged individuals, that attracts young people who are socially excluded into positive activities, female refugees and asylum seekers and aiding them into work and building the confidence and self esteem of teenage parents.

We have continued to take small steps towards making big achievements and we have succeeded through the work we have done, the partnerships we’ve developed and the friends we’ve made along the way. Its’ been hard work but the achievements have been rewarding. We are now a registered charity and private company limited by guarantee with big dreams to continue to support our community.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported us, worked with us and helped us to become the organisation we are. We look forward to an exciting future and ask you to keep visiting our site to find out what’s going on and how you can get involved.



Kainé Gospel Choir officially launched.


May – Kainé officially constituted, Steps2Christ Dance Group launched and New I.D. Drama Group launched.

June – Blessed in the City – Leicester

September – Gospel According to Kirk - London


March-June- Gospel Dance Workshops & first AGM
November - Blessed in the City Event – Birmingham
December - Choir Performances at Selfridges in Birmingham


February – Women of Gospel Concert
March “A Gospel High” event De Montfort Hall
August - Office space secured at LCB Depot
October - Performances at Leicester Haymarket Theatre for To Kill A Mockingbird.
November - St Michaels and All Angels Concert
December - 1st Annual Children’s Gospel Festival


March - Divine Faith Celebration – Leicester Haymarket Theatre
April - Women of Gospel II
August – Sponsors of “Fun Day” the Gospel Way
October – I/2 term Gospel Arts workshops/performance
December - Performances at Selfridges in Birmingham & 2nd Annual Children’s Gospel Festival


March - Women Of Gospel III
April - Kainé Gospel Choir 5 year celebration & Norway – series of Concerts “Blue Cross”
July – Staff appointed
Ongoing workshops in schools


January - Children’s Gospel Festival
March - Women of Gospel V
July – Sing Freedom Project – Heritage Lottery, song writing workshops & touring exhibition
September – Yes You Can launched
October - Kainé Showcase at Phoenix Arts
November - Sing Freedom Performance
Ongoing workshops in schools


January - Children’s Gospel Festival
April – Women of Gospel VI & Youth Music – Vocalise Project begun in three Leicester schools
May – Sing Freedom Performance
September – “Come Together Project” launched in schools
November “ Come Together” performed as part of Curve opening festivities over seven nights.
December – Kainé Gospel Choir & school children performed for her Majesty the Queen on her visit to Leicester.
Ongoing workshops in schools


January “ Pick Me Up” workshops in the workplace launched
February Website relaunched
March “ Vocalise! Performance”
Ongoing workshops in schools.



April 2012 Kainé becomes a Registered Charity.


National Lottery Fund Kainé to Make Do, Learn & Mend for Seniors


Prince Harry attends Yes You Can at Hamilton School

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