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Young Ealing musicians offered chance to record in Rolling Stones studio as part of Alice Gross award

The winner of a new award dedicated to Alice Gross will spend the day recording in the studio recently used by the Rolling Stones

Alice Gross was a keen and talented musician

Young musicians in Ealing are being offered the chance to record in a professional music studio, recently used by the Rolling Stones, thanks to a new award in memory of Hanwell teenager Alice Gross .

Ealing Council's Music Service is launching the Alice Gross Memorial Song Writing Award on January 23.

The award will allow the winner to spend the day recording at the British Grove Studios in Chiswick, where the Rolling Stones recorded their latest album Blue & Lonesome .

Applicants for the award must be in Year 10 or 11, and either live or go to school in Ealing.

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Alice Gross was an aspiring musician before she was tragically killed in a sexually motivated attack, an inquest held in July found , after her body was found in September 2014.

According to the Alice Gross Youth Music Memorial Fund , the 14-year-old Brentside High School pupil wrote and sang her own songs.

She played the violin, piano and was also learning the guitar, the fund adds.

Cabinet member for children and young people, Cllr Binda Rai, said: "As a council we wanted to honour Alice’s memory and the love she had for music making and song writing by creating this award in her memory to give the opportunity for other young people to share their music.

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"We have a lot of talented and creative young people in our borough and there are several awards suitable for a range of musicians from seven to 26-years-old.

"I would like to encourage applications from young people of all abilities and backgrounds to apply for these awards."

Details on how to apply can be found here , with the deadline for applications set for April 11 and the winner set to be announced on June 27.

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