Activities for Mums and young people- A message from Jack Drum Arts

Hello there,

I’m getting in touch from Jack Drum Arts, a local arts organisation based in the St, Cuthbert’s Centre in Crook. We usually run a diverse range of participatory arts courses fro all ages in a variety of venues across the country.
Whilst in lock-down, we have devised new ways to participate in our activities online. I co-ordinate a project called Sound Out, which provides music-making sessions for female carers (including mums and young carers!) We know that our community is in a heightened state of anxiety at the moment, and engagement in music-making has been proven to improve wellbeing. We are also aware that more women and girls than ever before are taking on or stepping up caring roles.
We are launching a free Online Community Singing course on Thursday 9th April, though participants are welcome to join at any point along the proposed 12-week project. I wonder if you would be able to distribute this information through your networks so that some of the female parents / guardians / staff and girls who identify as young cares can take advantage of the opportunity. Thanks so much if you can. The details, and a link to the facebook event are below. Please do get in touch if you would like any additional information.
Sound Out! – A Music Project for Women and Girls Who Care

ONLINE COMMUNITY SINGING

Join us in creating a brand new online-singing collective where you will learn basic technique, rhythm, and harmony, to sing arrangements in a range of styles and genres – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Thursdays 2pm til 4pm
April 9th and 16th 2020 (to be extended depending on group number)

All courses are FREE. All you need to do is download the Zoom app and once you’ve registered, we’ll send out a link to the session. Easy!

Group music-making has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood, and boost the immune system. It brings communities together to reduce loneliness and isolation. It’s a great way to express your individuality and an excellent tool for mindfulness and relaxation!

Many women are carers. A carer is anyone who provides unpaid support for a friend or family member who needs help due to age, illness, disability, poor mental health, or an addiction. You don’t have to be a registered carer, and did you know, mums are carers too?

To book a place, email soundout@jackdrum.co.uk and tell us which course you’re interested in, and how old you are.

We will respond with a link to a registration form and full details of how to access the class on Zoom. Please note for safeguarding reasons access to the classes will be only given to those who register via email and consent will be required from a parent/carer for anyone under 18 years of ages.

Delivered by Jack Drums and funded by Spirit 2012’s Carers’ Music Fund, putting women and girls with caring responsibilities front and centre, offering them opportunities for fun, creative expression and (re)discovery of self through music-making.

All the best,
Laura Emerson Roberts
Lead Arts and Music Worker
Jack Drum Arts
T: 01388 765002
*Please be aware that I work Monday to Thursday and am often away from the office delivering workshops. If you require an urgent response from a member of Jack Drum Arts’ staff please call the office telephone number or email: info@jackdrum.co.uk*

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