Women Carers Music Project – starts 27 Jan (for 12 weeks)

The Black Box has been invited as a partner organisation by the Oh Yeah Music Centre to deliver a relaxed and interactive music-based project for female-identifying carers, in a caring role with people with learning disabilities.

The project is free to attend, no music experience is necessary just an interest in meeting new people and exploring ways of connecting through music.

The project will be lead by you as members of the group supported by experienced women musicians and facilitators.

Date: The project will begin Monday 27th January and take place once a week for twelve weeks.
Time: 2.00-4.00pm
Location: The sessions will take place at the Black Box venue, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA.

Session structure

Each session will be structured like this: First half-hour: Tea/Coffee and an opportunity to chat with the rest of the group, then a one hour relaxed Music Workshop which will take on a number of themes/topics/styles determined by the group’s interests and then another half hour for tea/coffee and more opportunity for chat at the end.

Session One: ‘Introduction to Music and Music Making’ with Seonaid Murray

We will discuss our favourite types of Music – feel free to bring any of your favourite albums with you for a ‘Desert Island Discs’ style session!

Session Two: ‘Dance and Movement’ with Charmaine McMeekin

Charmaine is one of our most popular facilitators! She always brings a lot of fun, great tunes and creative freedom to her sessions!

Session Three: Tessa Ann from The Sound Healing Spa

Tessa will bring along ‘singing bowls’ and relaxation techniques to this calming and soothing ‘sound bath!’

If you are interested in finding out more or registering for the project, please email Seonaid at outreach@blackboxbelfast.com or give us a call! 02890244400

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