Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund sessions have restarted at Norwich Arts centre. #NationalLottery
We are really pleased to announce that we are in receipt of a grant from the Community Fund of the National Lottery.
When the members of the Norwich Group had to face the reality that funding from Norfolk County Council was coming to an end, they formed an Unincorporated Association, elected a committee and wrote a constitution. This enabled them to win a grant from the Big Lottery for another 40 sessions at Norwich Arts Centre.
In celebration of this Norwich member Simon designed a new logo for the group.
The group has met regularly at Norwich Art Centre since January 2016. Members of the group all live with mental ill health, and they find that sharing their interest and enjoyment of music helps them manage their mental health and reduce their isolation.
The group has appointed Dave Pullin, a musician who is also a mental health professional, to facilitate the sessions, and have designed a new logo. Culture Quest was originally set up and run by the Restoration Trust, a local charity that has supported the members to form their own independent association.
Dave Pullin Mob 07715710354
We are really pleased that Pedal Steel guitarist BJ Cole will be our guest musician at the Bury group in June. A fascinating and diverse musician.
Members of the Bury Culture Quest Group went to the Bokante gig at the Apex last Wednesday. The very eclectic range of influences and great musicianship created a really different musical experience. Everyone was smiling at the end.
We were very grateful to Anna who did our guest musician session yesterday. She demonstrated the Mbira and sang and played songs from Zimbabwe. It was a great experience to hear the instrument and Anna’s voice acoustically and promoted interesting discussion about the radically different approach to music in African cultures.
A little bit of live music at our Xmas session and a live DJ set from Simon. See Norwich Playlist for the 17th.
By Norwich Culture Quest member. ‘Sharp Scratch. See Playlist pages for more.
and one from the Bury Group.
One from the Norwich group.
And one from Bury.
See playlists for full listings.