4th November 2021

Members at Mill Street Club in Trowbridge are collaborating with professional musicians to write their own song.

Tamsin Quin from Wiltshire Rural Music is visiting the Trowbridge day club regularly to get to know members, play music, talk about their life and times and help work their ideas into a song that represents them and the club.

Mill Street is one of three community groups chosen to work on Visible Voices, Wiltshire Rural Music's latest project to capture the stories of diverse communities in song. 

Gavin Osborn, director of Wiltshire Rural Music said: "This is a project designed to give a diverse group of people and groups within our local communities the chance to tell their own stories and help to bring them to life through music. We are also working with Doorway in Chippenham and other projects will follow. 
"Many thanks to Tamsin for getting the ball rolling on what we hope will be a valuable and creatively exciting experience for everyone involved. We can’t wait to hear the song/s they create together.
Head of day care at Alzheimer's Support Grant Newton said: "So many thanks to Tamsin and everyone at Wiltshire Rural Music. We value our ongoing links with the charity who often come into our clubs to share their music.

Sharing live music during the pandemic

"Even when we weren't able to have visitors during the pandemic they came up with innovative ways to beam live music into the clubs remotely and the joy that created for our members living with dementia was wonderful to see.

"This is another imaginative community project that we are so pleased to be a part of. We're looking forward to Tamsin's next visit and to seeing the words she has put together from our members' suggestions and ideas. It promises to be a great collaboration."


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