Improving health and wellbeing

We devise projects that harness the power of music to help individuals to live well, and recognise the value of people who might otherwise be invisible.

Find out more about some of our recent projects that are helping to improve health and wellbeing...

Creative Journeys

"Elderly people have little or no chance of live orchestral music and to help produce such an experience is truly uplifting." - care home staff member

Creative Journeys is part of a wider programme celebrating the creative contribution of older people in society. The orchestral strand of this work has helped to increase social interactions between participants and with their carers.

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Orchestra conductor holds the hand of an elderly lady in the audience.

Hear and Now

"I’ve felt much more ‘not alone’ with memory loss." - participant

Hear and Now is an intergenerational project involving local communities across Bedford, including people living with dementia and their carers.

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A young boy and an older man playing hand bells.

"From Bingo to Bartok"

In January 2019 we produced a publication "From Bingo to Bartok" with City of London Sinfonia, giving an overview of current activity within the sector for involving older people with orchestras.

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