Turtle Song is songwriting project for people living with dementia. It encourages artistic and social interaction, a positive outlook through an enjoyable and shared activity, and gives the brain and body a bit of stimulating exercise.
Turtle Song is for people living with memory problems and all forms of dementia as well as their companions.
Since the first Turtle Song at the Royal College of Music, London in 2008 it has been introduced in Cambridge, Wolverhampton, Dulwich, Hackney, Suffolk, Oxford, Stockton-on-Tees, Leeds, Norwich, Croydon, York, Reading, Newbury, Bishop Auckland. Turtle Song is an English Touring Opera, Royal College of Music and Turtle Key Arts collaboration. This is the second time the project takes place in Liverpool.
Over a period of 8 weeks, our team and a group of undergraduate students from the Department of Music of the University of Liverpool will meet a group of people living with dementia and their caregivers weekly to write lyrics and music together.
30/01/2023 - 20/03/2023
10.00 - 12.30
(every Monday; participants only)
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
The original songs composed during the 8 week period will be performed in a final sharing/performance. An incredible opportunity to listen new music loaded with memories of Liverpool. An album will also be released by Merciful Sound.
27 March 2023
11.30 - 12.00
(by invitation only)
Yoko Ono Lennon Centre
University of Liverpool
We are looking for undergraduate students to join our team.
If you are studying at the Department of Music of the University of Liverpool and looking for experience working in music and dementia settings click on the button below to apply.
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