Christmas Lunch 2018
CAKE AND CHORUS
– an informal singing group for ex-carers
and anyone else who enjoys singing and cake!
It is well documented that music, and especially singing, are good for our well-being. Research shows that singing can benefit us both physically and psychologically and it is used widely as a therapeutic activity. Singing in a group can be even more beneficial, partly because of the social aspect but also because of that little bit of magic that happens when people sing together.
Cake and Chorus was set up as a collaboration between Singplicity and Mardy Park Resource Centre in Abergavenny. Its main aim is to raise self-esteem and give back control to people who may feel they have become invisible in society. People who have been bereaved, present or ex-carers or people who are just lonely will all benefit from the group. You don’t need to be a great singer and you don’t need to be able to read music – it’s all for fun. As well as the singing, it is very much a social gathering and there are always plenty of opportunities for chatting.
The intention is that the group will make its own decisions rather than having them made for them. Group members take it in turns to bring cake and everyone helps to set up the chairs and to make the tea. As the group grows, it is intended that a committee will be created, after which the world is our limit! The group might decide to organise theatre trips or meals out, day-trips or even trips abroad.
Cake and Chorus meet on a Wednesday afternoon from 2.00 until 3.30pm at the Wellfield Hall, Wellfield Close, Abergavenny, NP7 6EH. There is a charge of £5 per session.