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
We’re back!

Our fun, community-based sessions are detailed below. No booking required – just come along. All ages and abilities welcome!

Sacred Hearts Hall, 4 Norwich Road, NR28 9JP – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from January to March 10:30-12 . All welcome, just come along. This is a lovely, friendly and supportive group with mixed abilities. £5 voluntary donation (including refreshments) requested to help us keep these sessions running (but no-one excluded if unable to pay).

Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, NR26 8NP – Wednesdays 1:30-3pm. The last one will be on Wednesday 29th March! These will return after a break through April (start date and details of new venue in town to be confirmed).

We also offer focused ‘Singing for Breathing’ sessions on Mondays in Sheringham specifically designed to help improve breathing and lung/general health. More details here.

Sessions above were initiated (and linked to) the ‘warm spaces’ initiative. People may still 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:

For all our sessions, arrival and time with refreshments (provided) is during the first half an hour then we sing for an hour.

We include basic physical and vocal warm-ups to help you relax, 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).

In the event of bad weather/class cancellation: We may offer the class online via Zoom! Please make sure you’re on our e-mailing list or you’ve provided your contact details during a class or via email so we can keep you informed and send joining instructions.

We rely heavily on donations and cannot continue without your support! If you can make a small donation, up to £5 per participant per session is the suggested amount (which includes refreshments!) it will be greatly received and means we can continue delivering our much needed services locally. No-one will be excluded based on their ability to make a donation.  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: