SingAbout

SingAbout is a social singing activity based on recognised music therapy, run by Independent Arts on the Isle of Wight. It can help to improve your memory, breathing, speech, movement and confidence.

It's great and an opportunity to get out and meet people. Refreshments are provided. Everyone welcome.

Singing has been shown to help manage various long term conditions including dementia, cancer, respiratory and coronary illnesses as well as providing a boost to combat depression and other mental illnesses. SingAbout makes you feel good!

We include a variety of music including traditional rounds and rhymes, songs from the shows and musical hall favourites as well as popular music and rock and roll.

Our weekly, fortnightly and monthly sessions in towns across the Isle of Wight are open to all. A voluntary donation is appreciated.

No musical background is necessary so come along and try it!

Carers and family members are welcome to attend.

There are regular SingAbout groups at towns across the Isle of Wight. Please see the column on the right for details.

We also run Singing for Breathing sessions at St Mary's Hospital.

Wootton SingAbout!

Wootton monthly pop up SingAbout has switched back to the FIRST Wednesday of the month at St Mark's Church. More details.

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Where is SingAbout?

Here are details of our SingAbout sessions. Come and join in the fun. (Click links below for maps of locations.)

 

WEEKLY sessions:

 

SingAbout Freshwater:

Memorial Hall, Avenue Road, Freshwater PO40 9UU

Mondays from 10.15am – 12.15pm

Summer holiday 2018: please note there is no Freshwater SingAbout during August 2018, due to practitioner holidays.

 

SingAbout Ryde:

All Saints' Church Hall, Queen's Road, Ryde PO33 3BG

Mondays from 2pm – 4pm

 

SingAbout Newport:

Newport Scout HQ, Woodbine Close (off St John's Road), Newport PO30 1RW

Tuesdays from 2pm – 4pm

Please note there is no Newport SingAbout on 31st July 2018 due to practitioner holiday.

 

SingAbout East Cowes:

St James' Church, Church Path, East Cowes PO32 6RL

Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm

Summer holiday 2018: please note there is no East Cowes SingAbout during August 2018, due to practitioner holidays.

 

SingAbout Ventnor:

Ventnor Baptist Church, Pier St, Ventnor PO38 1SJ

Fridays from 10.30am – 12.30pm

 

SingAbout Lake:

Lake Lions Community Centre, Lake PO36 9LA

Fridays from 10.30am – 12.30pm

 

FORTNIGHTLY sessions:


SingAbout Sandown:

Sandown Library, High Street, Sandown PO36 8AF

Every other Thursday 3.00pm – 4.00pm

(The Sandown SingAbout session is funded by The Headley Trust)

 

MONTHLY sessions:


SingAbout Bembridge:

Bembridge Methodist Church, 73 Foreland Road, Bembridge PO35 5UD

First Tuesday of the month, 10.30am – 12.30pm

 

Monthly SingAbout Yarmouth:

First Thursday of the month, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Abbeyfield, The Coach House, Basketts Lane, Yarmouth PO41 0PY
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Monthly SingAbout Wootton:

FIRST Wednesday of the month at 2–4pm
St Mark's Church, Station Road, Wootton PO33 4QZ

 

 

 

Our SingAbout sessions across the Isle of Wight benefit more than 400 people per week.

SingAbout Leaders

Read about our experienced SingAbout practitioners here

 

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We're delighted that SingAbout was awarded second prize in the Arts & Health South West Prize 2016. Read about it here!

Caroline and Kerry collecting the AHSW award

 

 

“You have got me for life!”

 

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Support SingAbout

Please help support this valuable community project by making a donation to Independent Arts.

Or if you could support SingAbout by volunteering at one of the sessions, please get in touch.

 

SingAbout Picture Galleries

SingAbout Gallery 1

SingAbout Gallery 2

SingAbout Gallery 3

 

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