Sound and Movement

Sound and Movement at Sussex Recovery College

A Music and Drama course to enhance wellbeing for adults with mental health challenges. 

“I always get a buzz and look forward to the next session. We’re always laughing. You make me feel relaxed. It has a knock on effect.”


Music – Drama – Creating – Playing – Moving!

Soundcastle are working in partnership with Simon Magnus of Root Experience to combine our respective music and movement practices with a view to enhancing and developing our facilitation practice. This exploration of cross-arts facilitation in a mental health setting is supported by Arts Council England, Awards for All and Worthing Community Chest  and runs in partnership with Sussex Recovery College and Brighton University. For the past year, we have been researching how music and movement can be combined to promote wellbeing, resilience and confidence building in mental health settings.


We are delighted to be able to offer a practical CPD session for arts practitioners based on our learnings from this project.

Sound and Movement CPD: Cross-Arts Facilitation in Mental Health Settings

Date: 4th July 2018    

Time: 11am-3.30pm

Venue: The Centre, Merchant Street, Bow, E3 4PZ 

Tickets: We have a limited number of tickets available for this event. For more information, click here.


Sound and Movement at Sussex Recovery College 2017/2018

This music and drama course provides an opportunity to discover the sounds and movement we hold within ourselves. We create and share imaginative stories and scenarios using voices, movement and musical instruments.

“I felt like I could do it for hours, I could make a rhythm and go on forever.”


This is a safe space for people to bring to light their own personal creativity, learning how to communicate freely and confidently, losing their inhibitions and exploring their varying levels of personal challenge. By working as a group over the course, we weave characters, landscapes and atmospheres together, spontaneously exploring our creative potential as a group.

“What you’re getting us to do – it makes us forget the rubbish outside. We just have a laugh. It’s about losing inhibitions isn’t it. That’s something I’ll take away.”


We welcome all levels of experience, including those who have never done any music or drama in the past. This is a group experience and everything we create together is done with the group in mind.

“It made me feel involved and part of something, included.”

This course is now closed to new applicants but watch this space for future courses in 2019!

If you have any questions about the course, please email Hannah Dunster:

To talk directly to the Sussex Recovery College, call: 0300 303 8086

Photo Credit: @sarah_hickson



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