The Reclaimers Street Orchestra: Contact Charles Neville From Reclink instrument making organisation
Founded by Charles Neville, the "The Reclaimers' Street Orchestra Project" is a Brisbane-based community project which aims to enhance the lives of homeless and disabled persons through constructing stringed, percussion and wind instruments made from salvaged junk and recycled materials. The Reclaimers' Project also provides the homeless and disabled persons to play music together both in small and large groups. Aside from holding workshops two times a week, the project now boasts for its 24-piece orchestra that performs locally, mainly in community events such as the Reverse Garbage opening. Instruments used in performance are handmade, pitch perfect and crafted from recycled materials. Further, the Reclaimers' Project is spearheaded by Reclink, a not-for-profit charitable organisation which dedicates itself to advocating for and improving sporting and recreational opportunities for disadvantaged people. Reclink was initially established to assist people experiencing social and economic disadvantage accessing sporting and recreational opportunities. As a form of social therapy for these groups, Reclink purports to enhance community connectedness and improve health and well being. Charles also runs instrument making workshops that teach orchestra members how to construct their own instruments. The Reclaimers also have a facebook page if you wish to get in touch with them.