Every week I run a singing group for refugees and asylum seekers and anyone else who would like to come too! This used to be the Women’s Community Singing Group- but when we moved over to the Oasis Drop-in centre which is based at the Cardiff YMCA, we decided men could join in too. It’s essentially one big open space and so having just women there would have been rather difficult and also quite a few men were keen to sing with us. The singing group end on March 23rd due to the funding coming to an end – but we have had over a year of experiences singing together and also there are not as many participants now as there used to be, and so perhaps the time has come for the group to come to an end.
When I return from Kalim and my trip as ‘Creative Voice’ to China, I plan to start a singing group on Friday evenings in Cardiff – and this is probably going to link in with the Oasis group again. This will be July 2011. If you would like to join us, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Remember you do not need to have any prior experience, just enthusiasm and the desire to make new friends and sing!
Here are some photos from this group:The one above is of my Mum, Rita and I singing – I generally move my hands about a lot! The one below shows the group learning a new song – from my conducting I think it’s probably ‘Allunde’