Social singing in Blairgowrie

Social singing in Blairgowrie

FRIDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER, 2017

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Social Singing in Blairgowrie

Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust’s mixed long-term conditions group shared their singing talents today (Monday) at a musicality event in Blairgowrie.

The event, held at St. Catharine’s Church in Blairgowrie, was part of Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust’s (THAT) Musicality programme.

The programme is delivered by THAT and supported by NHS Tayside and The Gannochy Trust.

Singing coach Debra Salem worked with the participants during the eight session programme, which is designed to explore creativity through singing and music in a fun and enjoyable way.

Debra said, “This group has really grown in confidence and it has been great to see. We have got to know each other through music, and have had great fun.

“They have been a really lovely group of people to work with and have really enjoyed this opportunity.”

THAT development officer Karine Neill said, “It’s been brilliant to get to know people through singing. Our work is to provide new opportunities for people with a variety of conditions so they can improve their wellbeing through creative measures.”

THAT promotes the therapeutic value of arts-based programmes to enhance quality of life, to promote social inclusion and to empower the individual to make an important contribution to their health and wellbeing.

For more information about the programme contact Karine Neill on 01382 835509.

Contact:

Debbie Huband,

NHS Tayside communications

(01382) 740134