Staff from Kingfisher Court and Seely Hirst House meet staff from John Lewis

‘Music in Care’ Supported by Donation from John Lewis’ ‘Music Matters’

In June, we announced that we had received a grant from the John Lewis Partnership’s ‘Music Matters’ fund for our Care Homes Project fund. (see previous article here) On the 17th of November, Louise Law and James Cordin from John Lewis Partnership in Nottingham, visited staff from Kingfisher Court and Seely Hirst House on their final day […]

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oasis workshop

PRESS RELEASE – Caring for Rushcliffe Carers – A Music Oasis

Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group and Nottinghamshire County Council are providing a workshop for Carers in Rushcliffe to learn about the power of music to enhance their quality of life and providing them with a specially designed toolkit “My Music Oasis” from local charity, musicworks. The “My Music Oasis” workshop is designed for people caring for others, and aims to […]

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open mic landscape poster 2015 (NEW TIME)

Open Mic Night is Back!

Following on from their successful Open Mic Night fundraiser in 2014, two local performers, Amanda Bruce and Lucy Theobald are organising another ‘Open Mic Night’ in aid of musicworks. The event was a huge success and so they are back at the Poppy and Pint this August to give another opportunity to local singers. Money raised […]

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John Lewis

Thank You John Lewis!

We’re pleased to announce that musicworks have been awarded a grant by the John Lewis Partnership’s Music Matters fund. The John Lewis Partnership has been making grants to support musical activities of all kinds for over 75 years. Grants are awarded for specific musical events or projects that make an outstanding contribution to the musical […]

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What is ‘The Soundtrack to My Life’?

    The ‘Soundtrack to My Life’ was the first of the musicworks three ‘Music in Care’ toolkits. It was designed for people living with dementia and other memory loss conditions. John Osborne developed ‘Soundtrack’ following his own experience as a carer for his own father through his dementia journey. As a social care professional and musician, it wasn’t until after his father had […]

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