• Music in Mind with ForViva Housing

    We are delighted to start the next phase of our Music in Mind partnership with ForViva Housing. We are working with residents from Carter House in St Helen’s and Bourke Gardens in Walkden in a series of 15 weekly music making sessions which aim to create an open space for people with dementia to express themselves and communicate through music. Last week we met with the new groups to introduce ourselves and try out some group music making. Like every Music in Mind session, they took along a huge selection of different percussion instruments for people to shake, scrape and hit – what wo... Read More

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  • Music in Mind at Limelight with Together Dementia Support

    Manchester Camerata have been working with Limelight Hub and Together Dementia Support to deliver weekly Music in Mind sessions since autumn 2018. Each week we’ve been joined by people living with dementia who live at Limelight Housing Scheme and in the surrounding areas to take part in music-making sessions alongside a music therapist and musicians. Music in Mind in Limelight has been a great success and in celebration wehave created a short film to share with you. Many thanks to Trafford Housing Trust who have kindly supported this project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpYrNY... Read More

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  • The Changing Faces of Our Neighbourhoods: A Collaboration with the University of Manchester and Open Doors

    Over the past few months, Manchester composer Richard Taylor, producer Kris Gjerstad and percussionist Janet Fulton have been working with the Open Doors group in Swinton to create a soundtrack for an animation. Open Doors is a support and research group who have released three films bout growing up in Salford in collaboration with Beena from Chronicle Films, as part of the University of Manchester's neighbourhoods study. The second stage of the project involves turning these films into animations with the group, and composing music to accompany the animations. You can view the films here... Read More

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