Creative activities like singing, art and writing can help you take control of Parkinson's, boost your confidence and improve your quality of life.
An informal singing group, run by Nicola Wydenbach, for people with Parkinson's and their families and carers. Singing in a group is very therapeutic and a well-known and excellent way of improving general health and wellbeing. No experience of singing in a choir needed. £5 per session.
Fortnightly - term-time only
Summer Term Dates 2019:
29 April, 13 and 20 May, 3 June, 17 June, 24 June, 8 July
Thursday 2 May: We have an open workshop in the Atrium of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital from 1.00pm to 1.45pm and we hope that as many of you as possible will come so that we can really “raise the roof” in this wonderful space! Song sheets will be provided. We start to gather at about 12.30pm.
Please wear scarves if you have them
Do I need to be able to read music or have any experience of singing in a choir? - No.
Do you sit or stand when singing? - Most of the time we sit but those who can are encouraged to stand up and take part in some easy movements.
What kind of music do you sing? - A wide variety of well-known music.
Can I bring someone with me? - Yes.
What happens in a typical session? - A mixture of exercises and informal singing.
What are the beneficial effects of singing together? - It is an excellent way to increase the loudness of the voice.
Do I have to live in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea? - No
Is it easy to get to the Thamesbank Centre? - There is no parking, but the centre is accessible by public transport. Pimlico underground is a 10-15 minute walk. The Centre is on several bus routes along Lupus Street. Taxis can stop immediately outside.
If you have any feedback about this activity, please let us know at [email protected]