• Tameside Public Health

    Groups from a selection of Tameside organisations and care homes have been working with us on a training programme, to enable group leaders to lead their own music, drama and arts sessions with their residents and service users. Groups including Age UK, Stroke Association and Auden House Residential Home will be bringing what they’ve achieved so far to a Christmas celebration event at Hurst Community Centre in Ashton on 21st December. All welcome!... Read More

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  • Writing with Camerata

    Little Marsden ‘Fun Days’

    We have been delighted to be invited into the parish of Little Marsden in Nelson, Lancashire, throughout the year, working in care homes and the primary school, leading to three family ‘fun days’ in March, August and October. Throughout these sessions groups of all ages have written songs about the old local dancehalls, trips to Blackpool and the changeable weather. These sessions have been very creative with lots of arts & crafts activities including participants building and decorating their own cardboard train. A CD of the songs will be recorded and given to the care homes to learn ... Read More

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  • Alzheimer’s Memory Cafes

    Throughout the summer, composer Kate Pearson and Camerata Musicians Amina Cunningham and Barbara Grunthal have been delivering sessions at ‘Memory Cafes’ run by the Alzheimer’s Society in the Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale areas, funded by Morrisons Foundation. We visited some care homes in the area too and wrote some great songs. We’re very much looking forward to going back in January to perform the songs with the groups again, and to record their performances to go on CDs for the groups to keep.... Read More

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