Living Song CIC logo
white and red ceramic mug on white and red floral textile
Dear friends and supporters,

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for remembering us when planning your singing programmes and workshops, for tusting us with your pupils, students and community groups and for being so positive about the work we do. Our artistic team and our brilliant Young Artists, many of whom have been developing through NewYVC, or Solid Harmony youth choirs continue to celebrate their association with Living Song.

I cannot pretend it has been easy delivering our mission without our umbrella organisation Stratford Circus, since it closed down last November. However, our partners at Lambeth Music, Community Links, Newham Schools and Newham Community projects, along with organisations further afield, like the Guilbenkian Theatre in Kent, and Cambridge University Primary School have continued to encourage us to deliver and grow. Our Youth Advisory Board are insistent that Living Song plays a vital role in many children’s and young people’s lives across Newham and beyond. They report increased confidence, musical skills and ability to network in their lives through the opportunities Living Song provides.

We have been working to strengthen and clarify our three core programmes:
  1. A Young Artist apprenticeship/’future leaders’ programme
  2. Delivering workshops in schools and the wider community
  3. A tailored Living Song Choral Music Experience (CME)
All three of these strands stand alone, but also overlap and interact through the participation of Young Artists. This will be the foundation on which we explore and seek funding from a wide range of sources.

You can read more about some our recent activities below or go to our website.

And finally, Please SAVE THE DATES for CME, LONDON 17th – 19th February 2023
CME logo
Wishing you all a cool, healthy, joyful summer.

Jane 😀

Come and Sing Day, Lambeth

Young Artists A Capella
We are very excited to learn that Lambeth Music has doubled the number of secondary schools that will take part in Lambeth Sings this academic year. This is not only due to the success of our end of year event at Southbank Centre last summer, but also as a result of the fantastic Come and Sing Day in November, created …

Find My Voice

Singing for Mental Health and Well Being
We have a new offer as part of our Singing for Mental Health and Well Being programme. Find My Voice is aimed at primary schools, in particular Key Stage 2 children who are still struggling with the impact of Covid 19 and the energy crisis and finding it challenging to return to regular school activities. For a subsidised rate, we can offer up to six workshops …

Singing for Mental Health and Well Being

Singing for Mental Health and Well Being
On 24th and 25th November 2022 lead trainer Darren Abrahams from Musicians Without Borders. (MwB) took four professional and ten young artists on a practical journey of discovery based on principles and practices of MwB. Trainees learned about the impact of trauma on our bodies and minds and explored how music making, especially singing in community can help healing. Through skilled activities …
facebook twitter 
Email Marketing Powered by MailPoet