Singing for the Brain
Somerset Arts Well are launching a new music group for people affected by Dementia in association with the Alzheimer's Society UK . The group will launch on 5th January 2022 on Wednesday mornings at the Seager Hall in Wells. Please see our Singing for the Brain page for more information.
Alive and Singing is a new community singing group that will start in Wells Town Hall on Wednesday mornings from 8th September 2021. It is open to all members of the community. This takes the place of Glastonbury Daytime Singers which closed due to Lock down. For more information click here.
Glastonbury Daytime Singers
Glastonbury Daytime singers started in 2017 as Wells Daytime singers and grew from our Thula Mama lullaby groups for babies which ran from Elizas home. It grew to include other members of the community and we moved to Glastonbury’s Red Brick Building in the summer of 2018. After applying to Somerset Skills and Learning we worked in partnership with them to open up the choir to more learners to bring Wellbeing through music to more of the community.
Tea and Toys
In partnership with Somerset Skills and Learning we delivered a ten week programme of musical play sessions to introduce families to new ways of interacting with their children. These sessions were full of singing games and rhymes to help develop language and communication skills as well as providing a valued opportunity for parents and children to socialize and share enjoyable time together. Every session provided time for the children to play and explore musical instruments with their new friends.
In partnership with Somerset Skills and Learning we delivered some West African drum and dance workshops to introduce learners to the djembe and dundun drums. We provided workshops with adult learners and as part of family learning week at St Cuthbert’s Junior school in Wells.