This new two-year singing for wellbeing project aims to celebrate the history and cultural heritage of music from the Waveney and Suffolk Coast. The fortnightly sessions will teach participants songs from the maritime and local seafaring community along the coast. Participants will explore the historical context through understanding where and why these songs were sung and learning about any local connections.
Local people of all backgrounds and diversities (young, older, those with mental health issues, vulnerable adults, etc) from rural Waveney will be encouraged to attend, as well as anybody else who would like to learn about the genre.
The project ultimately aims to address issues of social or emotional isolation, mental ill-health and general community and neighbourhood work.
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