Quench Arts is currently planning an application to the Big Lottery Fund to expand Musical Connections.
Musical Connections is an established creative music making project for vulnerable, isolated and disabled adults with specific needs, including mental health service users. The project uses music making activities to build confidence, resilience and life skills, improving wellbeing and reducing isolation.
We are asking people who might benefit from the project in the future to complete this survey. We want to know if Musical Connections can help more people and, if so, how it can address your needs. Your views will really help us to shape the project and evidence whether there is a need.
Please share! It should take less than 5 minutes to complete! If you work with a group of people who may benefit, then we can provide hard copies of the questionnaire. Just get in touch with us if this would be helpful.
We are holding our 2nd Musical Connections Fundraiser on Friday 14th December at Thimblemill Library.
Doors open at 7.45pm and it costs £3 to come.
There will be a fantastic night of entertainment featuring Musical Connections band, Cosmic Soul; some Musical Connections members performing original songs and Musical Connections’ very own Music Support Worker, Steve Ison playing a set!
There will be a raffle where the star prize is 2 tickets to see a show at The Rep Theatre!
All proceeds will go to the Musical Connections project!
We still have places on the Musical Connections project for sessions at Northcroft, Orsborn House, Yardley and Lyndon (Longbridge is now full). Musical Connections is a network for vulnerable and isolated adults in Birmingham and Solihull. All details are on the flyer!
Please come and support this Musical Connections Fundraising Gig on the 27th October! £3 entry
Huge thanks to Katy Bennett for agreeing to be a support artist. Musical Connections members will then perform a selection of tracks and finally, Musical Connections band ADHD will headline the night.
We are extremely grateful to Thimblemill Library for the use of their facilities!
This is the first of 5 fundraising events that Quench Arts will be running over the next 12months for Musical Connections as part of our Arts Council Wellbeing Organisational Development programme, some of which focuses on different ways to fundraise for our work. A great night is guaranteed and all for a good cause!
The Musical Connections Hub programme is launching in July. If you are interested in getting involved, please see the posters to see which venue is closest to where you live (Handsworth, Erdington, Yardley, Longbridge, Solihull). You need to register if you are interested in attending and how to do this is explained on the posters. We are very much looking forward to the start of this exciting new phase of Musical Connections!
We are going to send you a newsletter in the next 2 weeks but not everyone has filled in a database consent form. If you’ve not signed one and still want to hear about Musical Connections, please download the form from the Musical Connections website (www.musicalconnections.info). If we don’t have the form, then we can’t get in touch with you!
In the meantime, we wanted to let you know about a couple of events coming up next week that may interest you.
ASTONish on Stage: 5.00pm, Wed 4th April, Symphony Hall. Cost: FREE but you must book in advance via the box office or at www.thsh.co.uk/event/astonish-on-stage
More info: ASTONish is a development program for creatives in Aston & Newtown with the potential to become dynamic cultural leaders. ASTONish on stage will showcase 3 fantastic participants, Lekan Babalola (twice Grammy award-winning Nigerian percussionist), Mabowunje Harrison (cross platform Jazz, Soul & Gospel artist with singing at the forefront) and Sonia Indigo Clarke (soul/jazz vocalist, songwriter & pianist with roots in gospel and reggae).
Honey Bunny Music Night: 7:30 PM – 11 PM, Thurs 5th April, The Station, 7 High St, Kings Heath, Birmingham. B14 7BB. Cost: £3 suggested donation (more if people can afford it).
More info: This is an Arts All Over The Place fundraiser featuring: Gene Burton, Drum Rockady, Big Bren, Matt Nunn, plus Musical Connections bands: Cosmic Soul, ADHD & The Paul Lawrence Band.
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