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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:

27th June - Nikki Rous - professional singer / songwriter who performs heartfelt acoustic songs & well known covers.

4th July - Aaron Evans - local singer / guitarist

11th July - Claire Maceachen - classical pieces performed on our Steinway grand piano.

18th July - Stuart Goodhew & Cecil Hayward - Beatles, Bond and a bit more on piano and trumpet.

25th July - Shropshire Uke's - upbeat songs with a smile!

1st Aug - 12am National Children's Choir / 2.30pm Geoff Rodgers - singer/guitarist with a nod to Bob Dylan.

8th Aug - Steve Roberts - classical favourites on the Steinway grand piano.

15th Aug - Gill Styles & Richard Walker - piano duets & songs

22nd Aug - Steve Tams - singer/pianist with a range of popular songs, Steve is happy to take requests!

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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