Sea Folk Sing takes to the online waves
A local arts organisation is keeping older people connected through the lockdown with musical workshop sessions with local musicians.
Ideas Test, who work across Medway and Swale, created the Sea Folk Sing project to improve the wellbeing of local older communities using the sharing of stories and singing. The project had memorable performances since 2018 at The Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Gillingham FC’s Priestfield Stadium and even on a train from Sittingbourne to Sheerness.
The new Sea Folk Sea Virtual Workshops take place every Wednesday on Zoom and are for anyone aged 55.
Sea Folk Sing’s producer, Sarah Davies said:
“Sea Folk Sing was a really successful project, and we wanted to celebrate it by continuing the work. The online world allows us to continue in a safe and creative way. Our theme of Hope and Connection really resonates in these challenging times”
Karen Shannon, who has taken part in the project since 2018, said;
“There’s something very special about Sea Folk Sing. This year’s Virtual Workshops are the perfect way to take time for yourself, see the positives in life and just smile. And all of this from a true technophobe. I’m very glad that I overcame my worries and took the hand of friendship Ideas Test extended to me.”
To sign up to take part you can contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ideas Test can also help you if you’re not tech-savvy and need some extra help getting connected.