Pippa Kelly Champions ‘The Audition’

We are at the half way point of our tour of Scotland, showcasing ‘The Audition’ to a selection of community venues, hospices and care homes. We are overwhelmed by the response so far and have been humbled by the generosity of feedback. We term this tour as exploratory as for us it’s a time where we invite feedback from service users, staff, managers, creative arts leaders and the beautiful public.

Pippa Kelly is a writer and author and largely considered a thought-leader on dementia and elderly-care issues. Pippa saw The Audition in London in September at a fund-raising event held at Rosslyn Hall.

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Autumn Tour 2018 – London

Fabulous weather and performances!

We put on The Audition for the NAPA Gala in the beautiful Kennedy Room (recently spotted on Strictly Come Dancing), Cecil Sharp House, to celebrate NAPA’s 20th birthday. Our audience being a mix of care home residents, care staff, activity providers and influencers from across the care sector – one of the latter proving a most able conductor.

We were particularly delighted to bring our relevant performance to this wonderful event that is all about quality care, in a manner that respects the care world, the professional singers (who cannot be expected to perform for free – ref Long Live Arts manifesto: http://www.longlivearts.eu/manifesto/) and the quality of the production itself.

NAPA: National Activity Provider’s Association: meaningful engagement for older people www.napa-activities.com

A huge thank you to you who joined us on the 29th September. This intimate performance in the Rosslyn Hill Chapel was a tribute to Davina, to whom this project is so closely linked, and in preparation for our upcoming exciting tour to Scotland. The evening, facilitated by Dr Claire Garabedian, proved a great success not least for the sense of all contributing in some way and showing how our performances spark discussion and action around a topic often unrealised. 

SUMMER TOUR 2018 SUMMARY

We visited Wiltshire for a week late in May 2018 for our Summer Tour 2018. A series of performances, each and every one special in its own way. This due to an excellent contact made at the event we convened last summer.

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SAGE – Studying and Advancing Global Eldercare

We were delighted to have SAGE delegates as part of our audience at a performance of The Audition earlier this year. Visiting from Australasia, the delegates were on a study tour of Senior Living systems of the United Kingdom. We would happily engage them in future chorus auditions!

www.sagetours.com.au

healthpitch goes live!

The exciting launch of the new healthpitch website. It’s early days and we intend to work hard on improving the content. Thank you to whitespace www.whitespace-brand.co.uk for the design, branding and development work.

We will shortly be launching our social media presence too and hope you like, friend and follow us.

It Touches Their Souls

As Francesca Lanza belts out her opera favourite, O Mio Babbino Caro, some of the audience are enthralled, swaying along to the music and conducting with their hands.

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