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Preston Music Workshops

Music workshops for businesses, communities and schools in and around Preston

JonAveyard1@gmail.com

Preston Music Workshops works with Tony Rigg and the rest of the Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival team to bring participatory activities to the city each year. See below for details of the 2024 programme.

Activities recommended for adults and children +8 yrs. 8-16 year olds to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

No booking required. Enquiries to Jon at JonAveyard1@gmail.com

Ukulele/handbell/recorder ensemble

Bring your ukulele, bring your descant/tenor recorder or make use of the provided handbells. We will be learning a couple of pieces of music in this innovative mixed instrument ensemble with the hope of having a filmed version that can be made available to participants. The ukulele and recorder parts will be fairly simple; the handbell parts will be suitable for beginners.

Monday 27th May, 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Cottam Community Centre, Haydocks Lane, PR4 0NY.

Free. Supported by Arts Council England and Johnny Jay's the Sound of the South Asia Gallery Project.

Blue Flamingo dementia café singalong and drum circle

For people with dementia and their carers. A social, a singalong and a drum circle with food and drink provided.

Tuesday 28th May, 1pm-3pm.

Blue Flamingo dementia café, St Michael's church, Egerton Road, PR2 1AJ.

Free. Supported by Lancashire County Council, National Lottery, UCLan, Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club and Willows Care Home.

Preston People’s Choir

All voices are welcome at this a cappella choir regardless or ability or experience – enthusiasm is what counts. We will learn some of the choir’s regular songs including some that we will film so they can be made available to participants.

Tuesday 28th May, 7pm-8.30pm.

UCLan Media Factory, Kirkham Street off Fylde Road, Preston.

Free for first-time attendees. (Usual fee dependent on personal circumstances.)

Worldwise Samba Drummers

High energy Afro-Brazilian drumming alongside regular members of this community samba band. We will learn some of the band’s pieces so they can be filmed and made available to participants.

Wednesday 29th May, 6.15pm-8.15pm.

UCLan Media Factory, Kirkham Street off Fylde Road, Preston.

Free for first-time attendees. (Usual fee £5 per session.) Supported by the UCLan Worldwise Learning Centre.

Preston Scratch Band at St. Bernard's 

Bring your instrument or just bring your voice. We will practice - not too rigorously- some pop songs from across the decades, some of which we will film so they can be made available to participants. Expect ukuleles, guitars, violins and who knows what else. All levels of ability and experience welcome. Music, chords, lyrics and hand percussion provided.

Thursday 30th May, 7pm-9pm.

St Bernard’s community hub (formerly St Bernard's church), Elswick Road, PR2 1NT.

Free. Supported by Arts Council England and Johnny Jay's the Sound of the South Asia Gallery Project.

Jubiloso

A music group accessible for people with learning disabilities. We play simple pieces using voices, chimes, hand percussion and any instruments participants bring along. New members are invited to attend this weekly session.

Friday 31st May, 10am-11am.

Mandala yoga and wellbeing centre, Derby Street, PR1 1DT.

Free. (Usually £5, free for carers.) Supported by Arts Council England and Johnny Jay's the Sound of the South Asia Gallery Project.

Galloway’s Choir

A choir open to everyone but accessible for blind people. All levels of ability and experience are welcome. New members are invited to attend this weekly session.

Friday 3st May, 12pm-1pm.

Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, PR1 2NL.

Free. Supported by Galloway’s Society for the Blind and Central Methodist Church.

Visit www.prestonjazzfest.org for details of the other events taking place as part of the Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival.

Photographs by Michael Porter

taken at the Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival 2023.

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