Fun have-a-go music sessions Zoom into a new lockdown home
29th April 2020
Weekly fun music sessions have moved from the Little Theatre Hub to online during the coronavirus lockdown.
Playing for Cake’s popular Midweek Music meetings are still being held – via people’s computers, tablets and smart phone.
The interactive sessions have switched from Wednesday afternoon in the coffee bar to Friday afternoon on Zoom.
They run from 2.30-4pm and have been combined with Playing for Cake’s other groups aimed at people living with Parkinson’s and lung conditions.
Relaxation, breathing techniques, physical and vocal warm ups – and lots of fun songs to join in with at home – are all part of the mix.
Songs on the “set list” include Let It Be, Dream, Sailing, Yellow Bird, YMCA, You are My Sunshine and …topically…the Isolation Blues, penned by one of the group leaders Amanda Crofts.
Playing for Cake is a social enterprise which promotes better health and wellbeing for all ages and abilities through singing and music making with others.
Director Tina Blaber-Wegg said: ”We had 40-45 people a week at the Hub. We are pleased that a lot of them are enjoying joining us on line – where we try to keep the party atmosphere we have at the theatre.
“People are really enjoying the online sessions and keeping up the social interaction they enjoy at the Hub. Some are also helping other group members with shopping, others holding coffee mornings on Zoom during lockdown.”
A spin-off Sheringham Ukulele Band, which meets at the Tyneside Club, has also switched its sessions online.
For details and advice on joining the sessions – plus a contact for the Ukulele Band – please click here