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🌹 🎶 Singing in Squirrel Season 🎶🌹 



Dear << Test First Name >>

🌹 🎶 Singing in Squirrel Season 🎶🌹
Harvesting the singing treasures this September
Like our long furry-tailed friends, for me, Autumn is a time to gather and store.
What are you foraging for this squirrel season?
If you're looking to crack a few vocal nuts, buzzing, humming, sliding and yawning will help reawaken your voice.
If it's all feeling a bit frantic, taking a few minutes to anchor into deep belly breathing with long slow hums and vowels can soothe frazzled nerves.
If you're ready to take a flying leap to a new branch, a liberating shake and sound for a few minutes can reboot and refre.
It never fails to amaze me how the magic of singing can meet us wherever
we are - there really is a song for every season!  

🌹 🎶 Back to School, Back to Choir!
Looking forward to welcoming singing friends old and new at events including:
Welcome Choir free taster 8th Sept - a lively singing start to the season.
Sing for Water Sept 18th - a spectacular singing splash for WaterAid 
**NEW** BLG Mind Wellbeing Choir 20th Sept - do you live in Bromley? - come along to a new daytime wellbeing choir led by Sarah Fisher and myself.
Winter Sparkle Joint Choir Concert 11th December - save the date for a sparkly afternoon tea concert @ St John the Evangelist - more soon!
This and lots more... full choir info below!

🌹 🎶 Inspiration Corner
* Amongst my summer bookworming, I had a very satisfying munch through 
Folly Ditch, the latest literary thriller from writer Anna Sayburn Lane.
Anna reflects on the seasons with me in this creative conversation and shares her writing tips in this episode of Vocal Revolution Podcast.
Croydonites Festival is back with an inspiring range of performances including Gill Manly's new play The Benefactress starring Joanna Scanlan -
(I have a small mystery role.... come along to find out??! :)

Do drop me a line with any questions or thoughts about Autumnal Singing!

 Wishing you an abundance of creativity this September


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🌹 🎶 Sing for Water London 
Sunday 18th September, 2pm 
@ The Scoop, More London, Queens Walk, SE1 2AA

Roxane Smith and I will be co-directing this spectacular mass choral fundraiser for WaterAid featuring choirs from across the UK.
Free to attend, donations welcome. More information


🌹 🎶Welcome Choir 
Warm, welcoming lively choir who laugh as much as they sing!

Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm, St John the Evangelist Upper Norwood,
Sylvan Road, SE19 2RX, First session free, then pay by term 
More information  Facebook Page

🌹 🎶Breathe Harmony NHS Staff Choir 
Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS staff choir

Wishing a big Happy 10th Birthday to Breathe Arts Health Research
Led by Musical Directors Mike King & Katie Rose More information

🌹 🎶 NEW!! Bromley Recovery College Wellbeing Choir
Run by BLG Mind Led by Musical Directors Sarah Fisher & Katie Rose
Tuesdays 2.30-4pm from 20th September
Azelia Hall, 258 Croydon Road, Beckenham, BR3 4DA

🌹 🎶 Carers Support Centre Choir 
Sing & Shine - Singing Respite Sessions for Carers. 

Weds 10.30-11.45am, Carers Support Centre, 24 George Street, CR01PG 
Free for Croydon Carers More information

🌹 🎶 Caterham Community Choir 
Co-Directed by Sarah Fisher & Katie Rose
Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, CR3 5YX 
Facebook Page

🌹 🎶 HeartSong 
Happy heartwarming harmonies

Bi-monthly Singing on Fridays 2-4pm
Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Lane, SG5 3SS 
£6 suggested donation, pay by card

🌹 🎶 Heart & Lung Songs
Fun Friendly Singing for Cardiac and Respiratory Patients

Overseen by the Respiratory Physio Team at St George's Hospital 
Hybrid Sessions @ All Saints Church, Brudenell Rd, London SW17 8DQ


🌹 🎶 St Christopher's Hospice Choir 
Your voice matters - compassionate empowering singing

Weds 6.30pm - 8pm , St Christopher’s CARE, St Christopher’s Hospice
51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham London, SE26 6DZ 
More information

🌹 🎶 The Benefactress
Part of Croydonites Festival

Saturday 8th October,
5.00-7.00pm, £12
Matthews Yard, 
CR0 1UF

A Gothic tale of female revenge.
Gill Manly's new play starring BAFTA award winner Joanna Scanlan.

The play will be part of CroydonBites - a triple bill of bite size shows - also featuring Shaniqua Benjamin and Anita Wadsworth -
Book here

Full Croydonites Festival Line Up 

 
🌹 🎶 Vocal Revolution

Claim the joy, power and magic of your voice & creative expression.
Bespoke coaching to bring on a revolution in your creative world.
For singers, songwriters & speakers and creatives on a mission...

Find out more
Book a free 20-minute consultation

I sang like I never sang in my life! - Juliette Jean Claude – Artist, Performer
🌹 🎶 Turning Point

Out Now! - the delicious new edition of TurningPoint: Your Lifestyle, Your-WellBeing, packed full of yummy interviews and tasty insights about Food, Individuality and Music, cooked up by editorial chef Esther Austin🍉🍓🥦🎵

Includes my article - 
If Music Be the Food of Love

Feast your mind - subscribe online

Luxury print copies available frominfo@turningpointmag.com

🌹 🎶 Holiday Singing🎶🌹 

 

Dear Friend

🌹 🎶 Holiday Singing🎶🌹
Keeping this short and sweet as it's holiday season and we've all got more fun things to do than read and write emails!  I'm on working staycation in London, as the city slows down and there's time to be a tourist in and out of town.

If you're also in town do join me at these fabulous events:
MyCoolSingers & BreatheHarmony NHS Choir in Concert
An evening of gorgeous singing in the serene (and cool) ambience of St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood - honoured to be supporting Mike King & Breathe Harmony NHS Choir in this special concert with MyCool Singers, £10 🤩
* Sing with the Sphinx - Saturday 20th August 2-3.30pm, £10
Come on a singing wander and enjoy sunny harmonies amongst the wild places and creatures of Crystal Palace Park.  Involves a gentle walk. RSVP


How to feel like you're on holiday...even when you're not!
* Friends & Fam - prioritise quality time with special peeps
* Natural highs - take a walk on the wild side to beautiful places such as Hitchin Lavender - photo above by my nephew Ollie aged 8 :)
*Infusing Inspiration - the arts can restore a sense of wonder - The Spooky Men's Chorale magical show included this Ukranian song Plyve Kacha
* Reading adventures - I've loved escaping into Elif Sharak's novels The Island of Trees and The Forty Rules of Love.
* Slow down - time to unplug, nap, daydream and get present
* Shine up the house - a good clean and clearout freshens things up
Sing! - it blows away the cobwebs

 Wishing you good singing vibes - wherever you're voyaging!


@katierosewindow on the Socials
katie@therosewindow.org
www.therosewindow.org
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🌹 🎶 Vocal Revolution

Claim the joy, power and magic of your voice & creative expression.
Bespoke coaching to bring on a revolution in your creative world.
For singers, songwriters & speakers and creatives on a mission...

Find out more
Book a free 20-minute consultation

I sang like I never sang in my life! - Juliette Jean Claude – Artist, Performer
🌹 🎶Singing Calendar  🎶🌹
Ready to sing and shine? - Drop me a line!

🌹 🎶Breathe Harmony NHS Choir 🎶🌹
Honoured to be collaborating with Mike King & Breathe Arts 
13th August - Concert with MyCool Singers - Tickets


🌹 🎶Welcome Choir 🎶🌹
Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm at St John the Evangelist, SE19 2RX
Fun lively choir who laugh as much as they sing - more info
Autumn Term restarts Sept 8th

🌹 🎶 Carers Support Centre Choir 🎶🌹
Twice monthly Weds 10.30-11.45am, Carers Support Centre,
24 George Street, Croydon, CR01PG  - 
More info



🌹 🎶 Caterham Community Choir 🎶🌹
Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, CR3 5YX
Restarting September 6th  Facebook Page


🌹 🎶 HeartSong 🎶🌹
Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Lane, SG5 3SS
Bi-monthly Singing Fridays 2-4pm: Sept 30th, Nov 25th

🌹 🎶 Heart & Lung Songs 🎶🌹
Bi-monthly sessions for cardiac & respiratory patients
Fortnightly Thursdays 2-3.15pm at All Saints, Tooting

🌹 🎶 Sing for Water London 2022 🎶🌹
18th September @ The Scoop
Mass choral fundraiser for WaterAid. Choirs from across the UK join
voices and forces to fundraise for WaterAid.

To register or find out more - click here


🌹 🎶 St Christopher's Hospice Choir 🎶🌹
Wednesdays 6.30-8.00pm from September- Info here
🌹 🎶 Turning Point

Out Now! - the delicious new edition of TurningPoint: Your Lifestyle, Your-WellBeing, packed full of yummy interviews and tasty insights about Food, Individuality and Music, cooked up by editorial chef Esther Austin🍉🍓🥦🎵

Includes my article - 
If Music Be the Food of Love

Feast your mind - subscribe online

Luxury print copies available frominfo@turningpointmag.com
Running Away to the Sea - dedicated to anyone going to the seaside 
Donations welcome to Sing for Water

🌹 🎶 What does a Vocal Revolution mean for You?🎶🌹 

 

🌹 🎶 In the Summertime -  
🌞In the Summertime - beaming out Songsparkles to you in the sunshine🤩🌟
With thanks to Mungo Jerry & Shaggy for inspiration :)
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🌹 🎶 In this Month's Newsletter 🌹 🎶
* In the Summertime - tunes for sizzling weather
* Blog:What does a Vocal Revolution mean for you?
* Coaching 
- claim the joy, magic and power of your voice
* Choirs - latest singing news & events
Writing - latest edition of Turning Point - Food, Individuality & Music
🌹 🎶 What does a Vocal Revolution mean for You?🎶🌹
 The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are..
There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution,
on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first. -
Jim Morrison, 
Interview with Lizzie James

As I sit in the frying pan of London, watching images of fires and global warming flicker across my screen, it's clear that humanity needs a collective revolution.  It's so overwhelming, but I believe that positive personal change - including claiming the joy, magic and power of our voices - can empower us to make a daily difference to our global community.
So if you were going to have a revolution in your vocal world that was completely personal and unique to you what would it look like - what would you be singing, saying, sharing, sounding? 

🌹 🎶  Revolution is Process 🎶🌹
An ascending life, in which we keep striving to grow and improve—this is what is meant by human revolution. Human revolution doesn’t mean becoming something special or different from who we are; it simply means striving to improve, no matter what challenges we face. - Daisaku Ikeda
Revolution originally referred to the revolving of the celestial bodies in the skies.  Contained within it, the word evolve comes from words meaning to roll, unfold and open out. So rather than a singular event on a linear time-line, revolution is a cyclical unfolding process.
Whether we are just taking our first brave steps or have travelled a good way along our path of vocal expression, there's always capacity to (r)evolve. Exploring our voice is a daily (r)evolving process, with its own rhythm, pulse and flow, rolling us out into adventure and returning us home again.  

🌹 🎶 The Quiet Revolution 🎶🌹
The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows. Remember that. - Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy
Change often starts with the promptings of the quiet inner voice - a hunch, nudge or whisper that comes on the wind or in a dream. Sometimes in a loud, noisy, fast-paced world, the most revolutionary thing we can do is get still and take a long, slow, deep breath. As the vehicle of inspiration and expression powering voice and life, the breath is our great, quiet ally. 

🌹 🎶 Ripples of Revolution  🎶🌹
A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind. - Daisaku Ikeda
When I took self-defence classes, many moons ago, the first thing we learned was how to fall and roll. It was a humbling roly-poly lesson in finding grace within challenge. 
Many people have experienced traumatic moments in early life where their voices were challenged, interrupted, censored or labelled.  As adults, when we face, evolve and roll through these places, it brings on a personal revolution whose benefits ripple out - excited relatives tell me singers who'd been silent are now engaging with their lives and loved ones in new ways. Other clients have grown their creative missions to a level of global leadership.
Never underestimate the power of one person having a quiet, personal revolution in their vocal expression. 

So what, today, will be your brave, beautiful vocal revolution?

If I can support you to bring it on - through coaching or choirs - 
drop me a line!



@katierosewindow on the Socials
katie@therosewindow.org
www.therosewindow.org
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Twitter
Website
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🌹 🎶 Vocal Revolution

Claim the joy, power and magic of your voice & creative expression.
Bespoke coaching to bring on a revolution in your creative world.
For singers, songwriters & speakers and creatives on a mission...

Find out more
Book a free 20-minute consultation

I sang like I never sang in my life! - Juliette Jean Claude – Artist, Performer
🌹 🎶Singing Calendar  🎶🌹
Ready to sing and shine? - Drop me a line!

🌹 🎶Breathe Harmony NHS Choir 🎶🌹
Honoured to be collaborating with Mike King & Breathe Arts 
13th August - Concert at St John the Evangelist - Tickets
Video - Good Job - Nurses & Midwives Week 2022

🌹 🎶Welcome Choir 🎶🌹
Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm at St John the Evangelist, SE19 2RX
Fun lively choir who laugh as much as they sing - more info

🌹 🎶 Carers Support Centre Choir 🎶🌹
Twice monthly Weds 10.30-11.45am, Carers Support Centre,
24 George Street, Croydon, CR01PG  - 
More info


🌹 🎶 Caterham Community Choir 🎶🌹
Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, CR3 5YX
24th July- 3.15pm Afternoon Tea and Singing at St Lawrence's Caterham
Facebook Page

🌹 🎶 HeartSong 🎶🌹
Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Lane, SG5 3SS
Bi-monthly Singing Fridays 2-4pm: 
 July 22nd, Sept 30th, Nov 25th



🌹 🎶 Heart & Lung Songs 🎶🌹
Bi-monthly sessions for cardiac & respiratory patients
Fortnightly Thursdays 2-3.15pm at All Saints, Tooting
Pictured above at St George's Arts Week

🌹 🎶 Sing for Water London 2022 🎶🌹
18th September @ The Scoop
Mass choral fundraiser for WaterAid. Choirs from across the UK join
voices and forces to fundraise for WaterAid.

To register or find out more - click here

🌹 🎶 St Christopher's Hospice Choir 🎶🌹
Wednesdays 6.30-8.00pm at St Christopher's Hospice, CARE - Info here
🌹 🎶 Turning Point

Out Now! - the delicious new edition of TurningPoint: Your Lifestyle, Your-WellBeing, packed full of yummy interviews and tasty insights about Food, Individuality and Music, cooked up by editorial chef Esther Austin🍉🍓🥦🎵

Includes my article - 
If Music Be the Food of Love

Feast your mind - subscribe online

Luxury print copies available frominfo@turningpointmag.com

🌹 🎶 Musical Migrations  

 

🌹 🎶 Wayfaring Stranger -  #RefugeeWeek2022
 If you enjoy this video, please consider making a donation to a charity supporting Refugees: eg Refugee Community Kitchen - Refugee Action 
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Happy Midsummer/ Midwinter wherever you are in the world!

🌹 🎶 In this Month's Newsletter 🌹 🎶
* Wayfaring Stranger - for Refugee Week
* Blog: Musical Migrations - celebrating and honouring musical exchanges
* Summer Sing - your invitation to a sunny singing Workshop 10th July
* Choirs - latest singing news and videos from Choirs
* Coaching - find your unique voice 
* Vocal Revolution Podcast- Ep 19 with Michael Harper


🌹 🎶 Musical Migrations 🎶🌹
 Music travels more easily than people. Migrants may be in exile or faced with closed borders or the red tape of immigration regulations, but music crosses political boundaries without difficulty.  - Moving People, Changing Places
This #RefugeeWeek, I wanted to celebrate the enrichment that musical migration brings to our world and reflect on how we can ensure our musical exchanges are honouring and appreciative.
Our human family tree has its roots in Africa and, as any DNA Ancestry test will testify, our ancestral pathway travels centuries of migration. Humans have always been on the move and human civilisations have always been a cauldron of cultural exchange bubbling with a multitude of musics.
Simply put, we are all migrants, and our music travels with us.

🌹 🎶 Enriching Musical Exchanges 🎶🌹
As we travel in song, we take imaginative voyages which broaden our minds and open our hearts to each other.
Based in the mad, magical melting pot of London, I am privileged to enjoy, learn and teach a wonderful diversity of musics - the benefits include:
* Empathy - one psychologist who attended a singing workshop told me that learning the songs of different cultures has been demonstrated to reduce prejudice and increase empathy for our global neighbours.
* Musical Skills - learning diverse musical styles, rhythms and techniques.
* Lingo - singing is a fantastic way to learn new languages.
* Collaboration - cross-cultural musical connections widen our musical spheres - eg: in one choir with Welsh-speaking members, we learned Welsh songs and performed in concerts with a Welsh Male Choir.
* Learning & Listening - to the expertise and experience of members of our communities. In one hospital group, a Ghanian member of the group gave us a fuller understanding of the song Senua Dedende and led us singing it.
* Respect, awe and wonder - for the amazing diversity of cultures and musical forms in this world.

🌹 🎶 Honouring Musical Exchanges 🎶🌹
Appreciation is when someone seeks to understand and learn about another culture in an effort to broaden their perspective and connect with others cross-culturally.  Appropriation on the other hand, is simply taking one aspect of a culture that is not your own and using it for your own personal interest.  - Kelsey Holmes, Greenheart
Cultural appropriation is one aspect of the legacy of colonisation by white westerners, which consumed, destroyed, assimilated, censored and silenced vast amounts of global music.  It's an ongoing learning process to ensure that our cultural exchanges are honouring - this can include:
* Research - it's important (and fascinating!) to trace the roots of a song -  composer, lineage, history, cultural context, meaning and translation.  We may also need to check whether singing a song out of context will cause offence or harm to the culture of origin.
* Crediting - making sure the roots of a song are fully acknowledged and communicated verbally and in writing on programmes, lyric sheets etc.
* Honouring practitioners - collaborating, deferring and renumerating the expertise of practitioners from the traditions whose musics we enjoy.
* Giving Back - sometimes there is a clear way to pay our dues - eg paying copyright or buying the score/ audio of a piece of music. Many times, however, there is no direct way to do this, especially if a song comes from an oral tradition.  In these cases, we can find creative ways to contribute  - eg donating to charities working in the countries of origin.  Fundraisers such as Sing for Water, which I'm honoured to co-direct in London, are an important way for our choir communities to give back.  

If you have ideas to share please let me know - I am always learning!

***

Wishing you magical musical travels!

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Summer Sing
Sunny Singing Workshop
Enjoy an afternoon of singing sunshine, (regardless of the weather!) Songs to get your smile sizzling and toes tapping.
All voices welcome, no musical experience necessary, everything will be taught by ear.
Church Hall at St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, Sylvan Road, SE19 2RX
£25 - please ask if you need a concession
To book please email me

Breathe Harmony sing my arrangement of Good Job by Alicia Keys for Nurses and Midwives Week 2022
🌹 🎶Singing Calendar  🎶🌹
Ready to sing and shine? - Drop me a line!

🌹 🎶Welcome Choir 🎶🌹
Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm at St John the Evangelist, SE19 2RX
Fun lively choir who laugh as much as they sing - more info

🌹 🎶Breathe Harmony NHS Choir 🎶🌹
Honoured to be collaborating with Mike King & Breathe Arts 
Video above from Nurses & Midwives Week 2022

🌹 🎶 Carers Support Centre Choir 🎶🌹
Twice monthly Weds 10.30-11.45am, Carers Support Centre,
24 George Street, Croydon, CR01PG  - 
More info


🌹 🎶 Caterham Community Choir 🎶🌹
Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, CR3 5YX
Facebook Page

🌹 🎶 HeartSong 🎶🌹
Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Lane, SG5 3SS
Bi-monthly Singing Fridays 2-4pm: 
June 24th, July 22nd, Sept 30th, Nov 25th


🌹 🎶 Heart & Lung Songs 🎶🌹
Bi-monthly sessions for cardiac & respiratory patients

🌹 🎶 St Christopher's Hospice Choir 🎶🌹
Wednesdays 6.30-8.00pm at St Christopher's Hospice, CARE - Info here
Sing for Water London 2022
18th September

Registration is now open for this year's mass choral fundraiser for WaterAid. Choirs from across the UK join voices and forces to fundraise for WaterAid.  Each sing learns a wonderful watery repertoire of 7 songs and commits to raising a minimum of £50.

To register or find out more - click here
🌹 🎶 Sounding Out

A Safe Space to SOUND OUT, SOUND OFF and RESOUND
with greater confidence in life. 

  • Do you have a song you want to sing?
  • Do you have an idea you want to sound out? 
  • Is there an issue you need to sound off about? 
  • Do you want to resound with great clarity in life
A Sounding Out Coaching session can support you to claim the joy, power and magic of your voice & creative expression - find out more
🌹 🎶 Vocal Revolution Podcast Ep 19 🎶🌹
Freeing Your Voice with Michael Harper 


🌹 🎶 "Be yourself child" - singer, vocal consultant and singing teacher Michael Harper reflects on how we can free our voices and take a stand for freedom in the face of oppression.

🌹 🎶 Freeing Your Voice 

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🌹 🎶 Slowing Down & Simplifying 🎶🌹
The slow philosophy can be summed up in a single word: balance.
Be fast when it makes sense to be fast, and be slow when slowness is called for. Seek to live at what musicians call the tempo giusto - the right speed.
- Carl Honoré, In Praise Of Slow

Hope you are keeping well and enjoying the simple, beautiful natural delights of whatever season it is in your world and whatever tempo you are moving at!
I've been learning how to slow down and simplify  - which is why this newsletter is arriving rather late in the month of May :) - and realising that just as much, if not more, can happen at a slower pace. 

🌹 🎶 Freeing Your Voice 🎶🌹
 Singing can be beautifully simple - as we sing, we move, we breathe, we become a stand for freedom - our own and others.
Liberating ourselves and our voices is the theme of this month's
Vocal Revolution Podcast with singer, vocal consultant and singing teacher Michael Harper. It's a powerful call to freedom personally and collectively.
 
If you're looking to still down, we'll be returning to the essence of breathing, moving and singing at the next Soothing Sunday Sing on June 12th.

As we sing - whether solo or in choir, we build a sonic sanctuary which can renew and restore our sense of being creatively fulfilled, connected, expressed and resourced.  

Wishing you much joy in the slow and simple pleasures of life...
and the freedom to sing and smell the roses!

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🌹 🎶 Vocal Revolution Podcast Ep 19 🎶🌹
Freeing Your Voice with Michael Harper 
🌹 🎶 "Be yourself child" - singer, vocal consultant and singing teacher Michael Harper reflects on how we can free our voices and take a stand for freedom in the face of oppression.

One of six vocal coaches on the recent Sky Arts series Anyone Can Sing, Michael describes the process of teaching singing as 
freeing the person, freeing the mind, the breath from all of the things that stopped people from being their true selves.

Committed to exploding the canon and teaching the complete history of Music, Michael has recently established the Williams-Howard Prize, a new annual competition at the Royal Northern College of Music, to celebrate and encourage the study and performance of art songs of composers of African heritage.  

In this empowering podcast, he encourages us to be vigilant and carry on the work of challenging and opening up ways forward beyond oppression.

Over to you - we'd love to hear what you took from this episode - do leave us a comment on YouTube or a review on Apple Podcasts - thankyou!

Soothing Sunday Sing
*breathe *sing *stretch
Restorative Singing 

Enjoy the wellbeing benefits of singing in a relaxing environment
Soothing songs & exercises to
* deepen your breathing,
* open and gently stretch your body.
* refresh & rejuvenate your mind 
* release your spirit on the wings of harmony
This will be a cosy experience with cushions and blankies.
Please note entry to the studio is via two short flights of stairs.

I really enjoyed it and slept so well on Sunday night! I think all the breathing exercises were very helpful. - Zuleika

Sunday 12th June 2-4pm, £20
Crystal Palace Osteopaths Studio
Info & Bookings: email me! 

🌹 🎶Singing Calendar  🎶🌹
Ready to sing and shine? - Drop me a line!

🌹 🎶Welcome Choir 🎶🌹
Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm at St John the Evangelist, SE19 2RX
Fun lively choir who laugh as much as they sing - more info

🌹 🎶Breathe Harmony NHS Choir 🎶🌹
Honoured to be collaborating with Mike King & Breathe Arts 
Photos above from a service for International Nurses Day

🌹 🎶 Carers Support Centre Choir 🎶🌹
Twice monthly Weds 10.30-11.45am, Carers Support Centre,
24 George Street, Croydon, CR01PG  - 
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🌹 🎶 Caterham Community Choir 🎶🌹
Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, CR3 5YX
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🌹 🎶 HeartSong 🎶🌹
Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Lane, SG5 3SS
Bi-monthly Singing Fridays 2-4pm: 
June 24th, July 22nd, Sept 30th, Nov 25th


🌹 🎶 Heart & Lung Songs 🎶🌹
Bi-monthly sessions for cardiac & respiratory patients

🌹 🎶 St Christopher's Hospice Choir 🎶🌹
Wednesdays 6.30-8.00pm at St Christopher's Hospice, CARE - Info here
🌹 🎶 Sounding Out

A Safe Space to SOUND OUT, SOUND OFF and RESOUND
with greater confidence in life. 

  • Do you have a song you want to sing?
  • Do you have an idea you want to sound out? 
  • Is there an issue you need to sound off about? 
  • Do you want to resound with great clarity in life
A Sounding Out Coaching session can support you to claim the joy, power and magic of your voice & creative expression - find out more