Kensington and Chelsea Council unveils singing for health program

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Residents are invited to take part in an exciting singing for health programme in Kensington and Chelsea called Sing to Live, Live to Sing! organised by the Council.

The Council launched the initiative as a pilot programme in June and, due to its success, a new series of workshops will begin in September.

Drop-in taster sessions will run at Chelsea Theatre and Dalgarno Community Centre. The taster sessions are followed by a course of ten weekly workshops, which are free and registration is open to all residents aged 16 years and over. Further sessions at other venues in the borough are also planned. No previous singing experience is necessary. Participants will be invited to fill in a short health survey during the workshop series.

Singing can help to improve breathing, relieve stress, develop core muscles and improve posture. Participants from previous workshops have reported benefits such as meeting new people, confidence building, calming anxiety, feeling uplifted, and enjoying something new.

Irene Lyford, who attended the Dalgarno Community Centre workshops in June, said:

“I’ve just been to the singing workshop and want to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I thought the teacher was wonderful and made the evening such fun.”

All workshops are led by experienced leaders and focus on breathing, movement and relaxation, as well as learning to sing.

The taster sessions will run at:
Chelsea Theatre
Tuesday 9 September, from 7pm to 9pm
Friday 12 September, from 10am to12pm

Dalgarno Community Centre
Monday 22 September, from 2pm to 4pm
Thursday 25 September, from 5pm to 7pm

The weekly workshops will follow the taster sessions at the same venues and times for a further ten weeks.

Participants can sign up for the workshops by contacting the venues directly, dropping in to either venue to register, or by going along to a taster session.

Chelsea Theatre contact:
Michelle Abbey
World’s End and Cremorne Community Champions
020 7352 1967
michelle@chelseatheatre.org.uk

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