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Date(s) - 02/06/2015
9:30 am-11:30 am

Brighthelm Centre activities hall


Silver Strings open session – come and join in!

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Silver Strings is a music session for older people who’ve always wanted to play a stringed instrument. At Silver Strings, we warm up gently and play in pairs as part of a larger group to make music together. Everyone over 50 is welcome, regardless of previous experience – no music reading is necessary, and everyone can choose the material we play.

Learning an instrument in a group keeps our minds active and our fingers supple – and it’s a lot of fun! Participants say: I get such a sense of achievement (SW), My hands are now more agile (DP), Every week is a highlight! (RW).

The first Tuesday of each month is an open session, where newcomers can try an instrument and meet the players. No previous musical experience is necessary and most of our group were complete beginners when they first came along. We even provide the instruments: choose violin, viola or cello – or try all three!

The sessions are facilitated by professional cellist and Goldsmiths-trained music leader Isabel Emerson, and kindly supported by the Brighthelm Small Grants Scheme.

Where: The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD

When: Silver Strings runs weekly on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am

Cost: first session free – come and try us out! £12/wk (payable monthly) thereafter, inclusive of instrument use

email Isabel: isabel@openstrings.co.uk