The Black Box has been invited as a partner organisation by the Oh Yeah Music Centre to deliver a relaxed and interactive music based project for female identifying carers, in a caring role with people with learning disabilities.
The project is free to attend, no music experience is necessary just an interest in meeting new people and exploring ways of connecting through music.
The project will be lead by you as members of the group supported by experienced women musicians and facilitators.
Date; The project will begin in January and take place once a week for twelve weeks. Each weekly session will last two hours.
Location; The sessions will take place at the Black Box venue, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA.
Session structure; Each session will be structured like this: First half hour: Tea/Coffee and an opportunity to chat with the rest of the group, then a one hour relaxed Music Workshop which will take on a number of themes/topics/styles determined by the group’s interests and then another half hour for tea/coffee and more chat at the end.
The first session will be an ‘Introduction to Music’ workshop, using hand held percussion, Djembes (hand drums) and singing – no pressure to join in, you are welcome to just listen! Some women we have been chatting to have suggested; relaxation sessions – including ‘Singing Bowls’, ‘Ocean Drums’, ‘Mindfulness’ and ‘Meditation’ and others asked for a ‘Dance Off!’, a ‘Dance and Movement’ workshop and DJ opportunities!’ All ideas are welcome and we will try our best to facilitate!
If you are interested in finding out more or registering for the project, please email Seonaid at [email protected]
We are trying to find the best time for people to attend, please let us know when would suit you by completing the form attached below or simply drop us an email!