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Play it out!

A relaxed opportunity to create music, with no previous experience needed.  Express yourself through the exploration of sound on a variety of ethnic instruments. Enjoy interacting with others through playing.  Guided improvisation through a variety of activities. Ideal for those with limited mobility.
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Funded by Brighter Futures, to be eligible you must be a Hampshire Resident. To book your space please email jasmine.taylor@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Tutor: Frances Attwood

Frances Attwood trained as a secondary school teacher then began her career teaching piano and violin.  She discovered another side to music at Great Ormond Street Hospital, seeing the benefits to children, parents and staff.  Then, as a primary school teacher, she recognised music’s cohesive force.  In 2001 she retrained as a music therapist.  Working at the Coda Music Centre, she both taught and practiced therapy with all ages from two to ninety-nine, with people with a huge range of disabilities, from autism and learning disability to those with physical challenges.  She spent five years in Uganda, again working in dual roles, appreciating music’s social importance.  In 2017 she completed her MA in music therapy, researching the benefits of music for people with dementia, and now runs a dementia group.  She also runs a choir for asylum seekers.  She is passionate about using music to enable everyone to participate.

Sessions: Friday 16, 23, 30 July and  13, 20, 27 August, 10am - 11am

Tickets: FREE 

Book your space for the Play it out! with Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Forest Arts Centre. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. You can find out what we are doing at Forest Arts Centre here. More information is available in our FAQs.

Please email forest.arts@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk if you have any enquiries. 

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