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Keeping the Music Alive for National Care Home Open Day

Sharing the joy of music We were so looking forward to this Friday’s music-themed Care Home Open Day, now in its 8th year and organised by Care England, NAPA and the National Care Forum. Understandably it was postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19. The theme of music and making a positive noise isn’t postponed though! So, even though our musicians can’t visit in person, Health:Pitch will still bring the music to you with our first ever digital production. At a time when everyone in the social care sector is struggling with the unique COVID-19 challenges, boosting connections can have huge health and wellbeing benefits for residents, staff, carers and families. Music is such a great way to brin

Help us to beat loneliness

Let's connect online with people who feel isolated. Behind the COVID-19 headlines, another pandemic has been raging for years – loneliness. A study published in The Lancet found that what they describe as a ‘public health problem’ affects a third of people in the developed world. Lockdown has made this problem worse. A British Red Cross survey found two in five adults in the UK now feel even lonelier. With social contact limited, meaningful connections are hard. How can we help? At Health:Pitch we work hard to connect people who feel isolated through the healing joy of music. You can help us by sharing The Soprano, our original musical theatre production available for free on YouTube. The fi

Health:Pitch awarded £30,000 by Arts Council England

Health:Pitch is delighted to announce that we have been awarded £30,000 from the Arts Council England Emergency Fund. The funding, which is designed to support organisations as they respond to the challenges of COVID-19, will help Health:Pitch find new ways to continue to reach the most isolated with the healing power of music. Many of you will have enjoyed live Health:Pitch performances and we are working hard to be able to return to these as soon as it is safe. In the meantime, we are working with digital training experts to produce new performances for you to enjoy at home and to pilot other approaches including The first project, in collaboration with Celebrating Age Wiltshire, is The So

Health:Pitch goes digital – The Soprano streaming soon!

Join us on our Health:Pitch YouTube channel from Wednesday 17th June at 3pm, for a new musical theatre production to support positive mental and physical health and wellbeing. “The Soprano”, an 8-episode opera written by Dr Helen Eastman and performed by Francesca Lanza, with opera singers and Health:Pitch colleagues Louise Crane and Tom McVeigh, is a digital creation born out of the COVID-19 crisis. Enjoy free world-class opera free – wherever you are Francesca, Louise and Tom are internationally-renowned opera singers, who have performed on stages from La Scala to ENO. When their planned tour of UK care homes and community centres was cancelled, they devised a plan to recreate the shared j

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