Sound and Movement at Sussex Recovery College
A Music and Drama course to enhance wellbeing for adults with mental health challenges. Everyone welcome!
“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.”
Dates: Tuesday mornings, 27th March 2018 – 8th May 2018
3 extra sessions on:
Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Tuesday 10th July 2018
Wednesday 18th July 2018
Session times: 10.15am – 12.30pm
Music – Drama – Sharing – Creating – Playing – Moving!
Who is this for? This music and drama session is for anyone over the age of 18 who is living with mental health challenges. Whether you are coping with a mental illness yourself or whether you care for someone with a mental illness, all are welcome to attend.
This music and drama course provides an opportunity to discover the sounds and movement we hold within ourselves. We will create and share imaginative stories and scenarios using voices, movement and musical instruments.
“It felt like I could do it for hours, I could make a rhythm and go on forever.”
This is a safe space to bring to light your own personal creativity, learning how to communicate freely and confidently, losing your inhibitions. By working as a group over the course, we will 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. Therefore if you already play a musical instrument which is appropriate for ensemble group work, feel free to bring it along.
“It made me feel involved and part of something, included.”
This course will help you to:
- Enhance your sense of wellbeing through music-making and storytelling with others in a non-pressurised, encouraging environment
- Develop transferable communication skills, with a particular focus on listening, collaborating and teamwork
- Gain a sense of connectedness to a local artistic community by taking part in creative exercises with a supportive group of people.
Everyone is welcome! We encourage people with all levels of experience to attend from no music/drama background at all to experienced musicians and actors.
If you already play an instrument feel free to bring it along. We will also be providing some accessible instruments which you don’t need previous experience to play.
This course is part of the Sussex Recovery College programme. In order to register your place on the course, please click here to fill out the online form.
If you have any questions about the course, please email Hannah Dunster: firstname.lastname@example.org
To talk directly to the Sussex Recovery College, call: 0300 303 8086