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Lifecraft on Gwydir Street
. . . . where the Lifecraft Singers meet from 12 noon to 1.30pm
every Wednesday. The group is free and is open to everyone who has
experienced mental distress. We sing songs from around the world
(gospel, pop, traditional) in three-part harmony. Everything is
taught by ear, so you don't have read music. We welcome everyone,
whatever your experience of singing. It's great fun and really uplifting.
to one of our songs here (MP3
track - 1.4mb).
are a couple of quotes from members:
"Singing is the centre of my week. I always
prioritise going to the Lifecraft singing group. It is the time
that fills me up, raises my spirits and leaves me feeling soothed
and walking tall."
"The songs we do are really beautiful. I feel
so uplifted after the sessions. I always look forward to my singing.
The Lifecraft Singers get asked to perform regularly
and love doing that, but you don't have to perform if you don't
want to. Recent gigs have been:
fundraising coffee-morning for Cam-mind
* Lifecraft Arts Festival
* "Sing for Life", a Good Vibrations concert organised
by Talking in Tune
The Lifecraft Singers produced a CD of music from around the world.
Details of how to purchase a copy can be found here.
To find out more about the Lifecraft Singers, join
the group or book
us for a gig, contact Bev Sedley on firstname.lastname@example.org
the Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street
A small choir for people with a mental health problem, whatever their
age, their informal and professional carers, and friends. It's run by
Arts and Minds.
of the best sources of art and creativity in relation to mental health
can be found at Inspire.
2008 they are running a free, mixed media visual arts project fsor people
who have experienced mental distress. For more information, download their
Arts and Minds,
a Cambridgeshire based charity, run events inmany forms including creative
writing and story-telling, painting, pottery, textiles, photography, music
and dance. For a summary of what they do click here.
They also run 'Arts
We will also
be adding sections very shortly on other aspects of creativity, and how
recovery can be aided by taking part in:
and painting (either practically or merely appreciating)
revised 8 March 2009