Lifesize House Band
Having run taster sessions for Hastings and Bexhill Mencap we are delighted to have received funding from Arts Council England to deliver a project working alongside local support provisions and aspiring musicians with learning disabilities throughout this coming year.
Music in Healthcare
Lifesize CIC is delighted to be working with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to deliver music for wellbeing in healthcare settings.
Music for Wellbeing
A six week project in collaboration with Bexhill wellbeing centre (Southdown.org).
"I was not too sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. Sam was very organised and an empathetic tutor. It was amazing how Sam created order. He was able to get across in a simple way some of the basics of music and instruments, and the group concluded with a jam session which demonstrated that in such a short time the collective was able to work together” - mental health practitioner
“Thank you for the group; it was really nice to see new people enjoy themselves. The group was very fun and interesting and I learnt how to play drums” - project participant
“A lot of people who had never had the chance to play an instrument got the chance to have a go. We got to experiment with lots of different things. It was great to be part of something and make music; everyone got an input. It was really good!" - project participant
Working with the Early Intervention Service (EIS)
An ongoing weekly 'music for wellbeing' session in St. Leonards.
"I felt quite anxious before we started but then I felt I had purpose" - project participant
"I found using colours really helpful because I’ve never learnt how to play a musical instrument before. I like using colours, I find it fun and engaging" - project participant
"The colour system really helps, this guitar is much easier to play" - project participant
"James [not real name] does not attend school and his behaviour can be challenging but James has attended most of the sessions and has really enjoyed the sessions. This is brilliant, as he doesn’t do many activities during the week" - mental health practitioner
“You can forget your problems when you’re playing music because you have to focus so much on what you’re doing” - project participant
A collaboration with This New Ground based in Fulham, London.
"Ground Noise Project aims to create an accessible platform for people with learning disabilities to make music and write songs. The focus of this project is to inspire our participants to try new tools, techniques and experiences to create, promote and develop their musical talents." - This New Ground.
The Gap Project
A collaboration between Lifesize CIC and The Gap Project. We present: 'Rap it up, Chill it out' featuring strings and keys workshops, rap and lyric writing and 'Oresome Drummers' percussion workshops. A one day jam session in February 2020 featuring music making workshops for young people from the Ore Valley area.