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Summer in Japan!

We are so happy to share that news of Soundcastle has travelled as far as Japan over the last month! Photo Credit: Shu Tomioka We were delighted to host Sohei Ide, a Senior Feature Writer from Kyodo News to our People’s Music programme in Sussex. He flew in from Tokyo specifically to take part in …

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Musicking with Joy

Once upon a time, Soundcastle was formed by a group of women that wanted to work authentically and openly with people to make new music.  In the early days a wise woman asked us, do you bring joy? We were temporarily stunned into silence, no-one had ever asked us that before. We were used to being …

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Culture Health and Wellbeing Awards Highly Commended

Nominations and Awards

Feeling completely inspired by the Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance Awards today! Hannah, Basma and I were fortunate enough to be invited to attend, as Soundcastle was nominated for the ‘Practicing Well’ Award 2022. The awards were a beautiful celebration of all things creativity, wellbeing and co-production. We were in such incredible company, surrounded by innovators …

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Soundcastle Director Hannah Dunster

First Aid for Mental Health

Soundcastle now offers certified training in First Aid for Mental Health. Why do we think this is important? Because we believe that every setting is a mental health setting. Some contexts might be more obvious than others. But anyone can be affected by a mental health condition. Recognising the warning signs can help to support …

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The Magic Three

I’m not always very good at keeping up with the multitude of themed weeks that fly around the internet! I am all for a celebration, but it can be a little overwhelming at times. Anyway, this week THREE themes have coincided, and amazingly, they all resonated with me. SO! Here goes. One blog, three themes. …

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