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Memory Sing Dementia Support Group Swindon

Memory Sing

Where Music Sparks Memories and Friendship

Event Details

Date: 18th April 2024 
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: Swindon Arts Centre
Address: Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BJ

Description

Memory Sing is a place where people living with dementia, their friends, and families can meet, talk, and sing a variety of songs they know and love in a fun and friendly environment.

Practitioner: Val Weston

Val has a passion for bringing people together to sing, creating a sense of belonging, having fun, and making lifelong friends through music. She has been conducting groups of musicians in Swindon for over 40 years. Highlights of her career include being the Musical Director for Lyneham Military Wives Choir, conducting at the Millennium Dome and The Symphony Hall in Birmingham twice as part of Music for Youth finalists, and conducting the Voice festivals for Swindon Music Service at the Oasis, which reached thousands of children and their families over the 20+ years Val headed the team. Val was also awarded an Excellence in Teaching award from the Borough for her work in Swindon schools. Since retiring from teaching, Val has immersed herself in music, working for the Music Service, conducting and teaching, and running choirs. Val is at the helm of Bigsingthing – a 60 strong community choir, Aldbourne Community Singers, and Guys and Dolls – formerly the U3A choir. If she’s not making music, then she’s out walking the dog and spending time with her family. Running a Memory Sing group is a new venture for Val, one which she is really looking forward to.

Tickets: FREE but spaces are limited.

Please book below online or alternatively call the ticket office (Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm, 4pm-6pm) on 01793 535534.

If you have any questions, please email Oli Webb (Creative Learning Manager) – owebb@wyverntheatre.org.uk.

Ticket Prices

Free

Event Venue

Swindon Arts Centre

Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BJ
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