Singing for Health, Wellbeing and Fun!

Playing for Cake, Sing with others for better health, wellbeing and fun!
Playing for Cake, Singing for Health, Wellbeing and Fun
See you in January 2023!

Our regular, open, fun community sessions in Sheringham and North Walsham will be back in January! All ages and abilities welcome. Details below:

NORTH WALSHAM:
Sacred Hearts Hall, 4 Norwich Road, NR28 9JP – 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month 10:30-12 noon starting 3rd January.

SHERINGHAM:
Community Centre, Holway Road, NR26 8NP – Wednesdays 1:30-3pm from 11th January.

No booking required – just come along. Arrival and time for refreshments (provided) during the first half an hour then we sing for an hour.

Sessions above are linked to the ‘warm spaces’ initiative so people may come along and just sit, have a cuppa and listen or join in as little or as much as they like.

Further information about our sessions:

Generally, the sessions run for around 90 minutes including time for refreshments and singing. We include basic physical and vocal warm-ups to help you relax, open up, breathe better and prepare to sing. We encourage movement during the session, for those that can and want to, to help increase physical exercise but you can join in as little or as much as you like.

Exercises to encourage movement of muscles in the face, jaw and throat are also included, which are good for everyone but particularly helpful for people experiencing speech difficulties or vocal quality decline (for example as a result having a stroke or living with Parkinson’s).

To maximise enjoyment, feel free to bring your own percussion and something colourful to wave (i.e. a scarf). Items will be available for participants attending in person to use on the day, for those happy to share equipment (sanitising wipes will be available). Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own bottles of water to stay hydrated throughout the session. You may also like to bring hand sanitiser (but we will do our best to make some available).

We are also offering a more focused ‘Singing for Breathing’ course on Mondays in Sheringham specifically designed to help improve breathing and lung/general health. More details here.

We rely heavily on donations and cannot continue without your support! If you can spare some loose change, up to £5 per participant per session is politely requested (which includes refreshments!). But there is no obligation – you can just pay/donate what you can afford – no-one will be excluded based on their ability to make a donation.  All donations gratefully received.  Details of how to make a donation online can be found here.

See what we’re doing to help keep everyone safe and healthy at our group sessions. These guidelines are for session staff and participants

Sessions from January 2023 have been made possible by the generous donations in kind from all our volunteers and: