All are welcome to attend our weekly recitals which take place from 2.30 – 3.30pm on Tuesdays at the Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive, Shrewsbury SY3 8DS.  Parking is free – just enter your registration at reception and the recitals are in the reception / Bistro area.

Upcoming programme:

21st Nov - Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir - with fantastic songs and harmonies they are not to be missed! 

5th Dec - Hannah & Brian - talented guitar / vocal duo with a great mix of contemporary and well known songs

12th Dec - Christmas Concert - with Steve Roberts on piano, featuring the Redwoods staff singers and local school children's choir, all welcome to come and sing!

19th Dec - Clare Maceachen will be playing Christmas favourites on the Steinway grand piano.

16th Jan 2018 - Steve Roberts - classical favourites on the Steinway grand piano

23rd Jan - Shropshire Ukulele Massive, upbeat songs with a smile - guaranteed to bring the sunshine whatever the weather!

30th Jan - Totally Stu'd - piano and saxophone duet, a relaxing jazz groove from two top class musicians.

6th Feb - Hannah & Brian - this talented guitar / vocal duo are back by popular demand!

We welcome applications from musicians to perform recitals so if you are interested please email diana.buckle@sssft.nhs.uk 

Feedback from service users, staff & guests: “Marvellous atmosphere, very therapeutic, excellent music.” “I enjoyed the beautiful music very much.” “Brilliant music from incredibly talented musicians!” “Most enjoyable and relaxing.”

Rectials also take place for service users on the wards at St Georges Hospital in Stafford and George Bryan Centre in Tamworth. For further details please contact Eleanor.babb@sssft.nhs.uk for St Georges and helen.wilson@sssft.nhs.uk for George Byan Centre.

Up Tempo engages with young people aged 16 to 25 in touch with mental health services in South Staffordshire and Shropshire. Using music as a medium for expression, it aims to increase confidence, enjoyment, health and wellbeing – whilst developing musical skills.

Professional arts organisations, the Hive in Shrewsbury and Make Some Noise in Stafford are working directly with over 100 young people through tasters, workshop sessions and performance.

The workshops have been very successful and the programme has been extended into 2017 as follows:

The Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury (inpatients) - Fridays 1 - 3pm

The Hive, Shrewsbury (community) - Mondays 3 - 5pm

St Georges Hospital, Stafford (inpatients) - Fridays 10.30 - 12.30 (Brocton / Chebsey wards) & 1.30 - 3pm (Kinver ward)

For details contact: Jessica Kent 01743 210048 or email: jessica.kent@sssft.nhs.uk 

Feedback:  “It’s had a really positive impact on everyone that’s joined in. Going back onto the ward, people are more positive, it’s like waking up new.” Occupational Ward Therapist.  “Cannot wait until next week’s session - the best hour I have had in here so far.” - Inpatient

 

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Looking for a Sign – song written and composed by service users on adult acute wards at the Redwoods Centre during February 2017, with support from musicians James Stanley and Kate Allan (Up Tempo).

 

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