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.
19th Dec - Christmas Concert - featuring John Bowen and Clare Maceachen on piano with the Redwoods staff singers, followed by refreshments - all welcome!
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!
13th Feb - Jake Evans / Sam Cooper - fantastic storytelling and heartfelt songs.
20th Feb - Severn Recorders - a lively selection of pieces for recorder ensemble - new to Redwoods!
27th Feb - Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir - a welcome return for this popular choir to help celebrate St David's Day!
We welcome applications from musicians to perform recitals so if you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.email@example.com for St Georges and firstname.lastname@example.org 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) - Tuesdays 4 - 6pm, starting on 9th Jan.
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: email@example.com
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
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).