The health benefits of singing are numerous and can help to improve breathing, relieve stress, develop core muscles and improve posture.
Drop-in Sing to Live, Live to Sing! taster sessions will be held at Chelsea Theatre and Dalgarno Community Centre (details below) for people to find out more and get a feel for the programme.
The taster sessions will be followed by a course of ten weekly workshops, which are free with registration open to all residents aged 16 and over (no previous singing experience necessary!).
Participants from previous workshops have reported a range of benefits such as meeting new people, building confidence, calming anxiety, feeling uplifted, and enjoying something new.
Irene Lyford, who attended the Dalgarno Community Centre workshops in June, said:
“I’ve just been to the singing workshop and want to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I thought the teacher was wonderful and made the evening such fun.”
All workshops are led by experienced leaders and focus on breathing, movement and relaxation, as well as learning to sing.
Drop-in taster session details
Chelsea Theatre (World’s End Place, SW10 0DR)
Tuesday, 9 September, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Friday, 12 September, from 10.00am to 12.00pm
Dalgarno Community Centre (Dalgarno Way, W10 5LE)
Monday, 22 September, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Thursday, 25 September, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm
The weekly workshops will follow at the same venues and times for a further ten weeks.
Participants can sign up for the workshops by contacting the venues directly, dropping in to either venue to register, or by going along to a taster session.
Chelsea Theatre contact:
World’s End and Cremorne Community Champions
020 7352 1967
Dalgarno Community Centre contact:
Dalgarno Community Champions team
020 8969 6300
For more general information on the programme please contact Jennifer Wood in the Arts Service on 0207 3614 378 or email Jennifer.Wood@rbkc.gov.uk