UK Drum Circle Facilitators training playshop
Sep
13
to Sep 23

UK Drum Circle Facilitators training playshop

Drum Circle Facilitator’s Training

Using the Village Music Circles™ protocol, Village Music Circles trainers Arthur Hull, Paul Dear, and Jane Bentley will empower you to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation. Learn powerful facilitation techniques and develop skills while gaining the confidence to successfully lead a rhythm event for a variety of diverse populations.

Packed with information and hands-on experience both beginning and experienced Facilitators will have plenty of opportunities for practicing new skills in a safe, supportive environment. Upon completion of this training, you will have the ability to begin facilitating rhythm events of your own!

L earn to successfully Facilitate rhythm-based events

E xperience the power of community building through rhythm!

A ctivate  •   Motivate  •  Empower!  Rhythm for fun and learning

D iscover camaraderie and spirit playing music together!

Program Content

During the training, participants will have extensive practice opportunities in the facilitation techniques and the skills needed to lead a drum circle event for a variety of populations.

Group instruction and discussions combine with small group activities using movement, voice, musical instruments, and improvisational rhythm games. Critique and feedback are an important part of the learning process.

Opportunities for networking with other facilitators from many cultures, backgrounds and experience levels provides stimulation and inspiration to developing facilitators.

The Facilitators’ Playshop is a high-powered, dynamic experience. Participants must commit to the entire duration of the course and be ready to work hard and learn a lot — while having loads of fun doing so.

Training dates for 2018 are as follows.

10 Day Mentor Experience* Thurs Sept 13th 7pm – Sun Sept 23rd 4pm

6 Day Facilitator’s Intensive Mon Sept 17th 7pm – Sun Sept 23rd 4pm

Register here:  

 

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The Velophonic Orchestra
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Velophonic Orchestra

The Velophonic Orchestra is a spontaneous bicycle orchestra that anyone can join!

Over the period of an hour, we’ll explore the possibilities of using bicycles as instruments: playing on bells, spokes, frames, saddles - you name it! No previous bicycle-playing experience necessary - just follow the conductors and experience being part of the band as we create and perform a piece of music to celebrate each of the four cycle sports of the European Championships.

There's a series of outreach workshops planned, and we're looking for a team of volunteers to help everyone make music on the day - if you have some experience of percussion, a bike, and fabulous listening/team skills, we need you!

Time commitment is 2 x 2 hour rehearsals, and of course, the event day itself. DO get in touch if this sounds like your thing...

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National Alliance of Musicians in Healthcare conference 2018
Jun
4
11:00 AM11:00

National Alliance of Musicians in Healthcare conference 2018

The second annual NAMIH conference, will be held at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool on Monday June 4th, 11AM - 6PM.

- Jane will lead a workshop on a topic as yet to be arranged - watch this space! Probably something around social musicality...

other confirmed speakers include:

-Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University

-Sidney De Haan Research Centre

-Katy Robinson, Youth Music

-LIME Arts and Salford University

-ICU-Hear: Music in Hospitals and Care - a Clinical Perspective. Presentation from Manchester Royal Infirmary's Critical Care Team

For the latest updates, follow the event's dedicated facebook page here: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/555250674839416/

Tickets are available at Eventbrite: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/namih-conference-2018-tickets-43302342472

 

 

 

 

 

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A Daily Dose of Music
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

A Daily Dose of Music

An international symposium demonstrating how music is used globally to enhance the lives of seniors

Lead by music facilitators from around the world, this one day symposium will demonstrate the benefits of participatory musical activities for seniors living in community or long term care settings.

Participants will experience how interactive music-making adds a therapeutic benefit to the lives of seniors.  Particular focus will be given to the needs of people with neurological disorders and other chronic diseases.

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Spring School 2018 - The Arts of Integrating: by the Unesco Chair In Refugee Integration Through Languages and the Arts
May
9
to May 11

Spring School 2018 - The Arts of Integrating: by the Unesco Chair In Refugee Integration Through Languages and the Arts

The Artists and Academics working with the UNESCO Chair at the University of Glasgow will host their first Spring School in May 2018. 

In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on the place of the arts and arts based methods, or languages and multilingual methods, in the work towards intercultural integration with refugees. This has opened up new forms of academic and artistic endeavour, as well as new methods. For this first Spring School we invited arts-based interventions and workshops as well as academic papers which sought to blend, in experimental form, both artistic and academic forms of presentation. 

The UNESCO team are interested in multiscalar understandings of integration as a practice rooted in hospitality, at all levels of society, from the individual and home, to local communities, institutions, cities and towns, to the national and international. The concept of integration has attracted critique in academic and public discourse when used as unidirectional, suggesting a one way process and burden of effort resting solely with the refugee.

The Spring School will showcase the ways in which individuals, communities, societies and institutions have accommodated and hosted each other and reflect on the ways in which the arts and academic research offer insights into the processes of welcome and integration. Interpreted in the broadest sense, these themes range from how we engage with our neighbours to topics such as slavery and imperialism and their connection to the present. In particular, the Spring School will focus on artistic, multilingual and educational dimensions.

Jane will be presenting a keynote on the Wednesday of the conference - 'Practising musical hospitality - an exploration'.

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Wee Music Box
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

Wee Music Box

A monthly workshop course on music – its purpose and potential, how to use it imaginatively in congregations and much more.

Led by John L. Bell, Jane Bentley & Carol McArthur.

The course is open to all who are interested in the potential of music in the church – its importance in worship, pastoral work, and spirituality. Each evening is self-contained, so that participants may come for the whole course or specific evenings.

Tonight - last in the series: The Global Connection
Singable songs from every continent

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Talk: The Emerging role of music in Dementia care - Time TBC!
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Talk: The Emerging role of music in Dementia care - Time TBC!

Kids’ Classics CLG in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music presents: ‘The Emerging Role of Music in Dementia Care – The Transformative Power of Connection’ on 1 May 2018. This talk will be led by Dr Jane Bentley, a music in healthcare practitioner and trainer based in Scotland.

With recent studies showing that just one hour a day of social interaction brings benefits to people with dementia, more and more attention is being given to the need to find ways to make meaningful, relational connections.

Music, particularly live music, can be a uniquely powerful way to reach people with dementia: because a musician can adapt to the rhythms and emotions of a person on a moment-to-moment basis, music becomes a shared language of relating and connecting – even at a time when words may no longer be accessible.

This talk will be led by Dr Jane Bentley in partnership with Kids’ Classics, Ireland’s leading Music in Healthcare Organisation. You will hear about current professional Music in Healthcare programmes, training and partnerships with leading national arts organistions in Scotland and Ireland.

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The Emerging role of music in Dementia care
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

The Emerging role of music in Dementia care

Kids’ Classics CLG in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music presents: ‘The Emerging Role of Music in Dementia Care – The Transformative Power of Connection’ on 1 May 2018. This talk will be led by Dr Jane Bentley, a music in healthcare practitioner and trainer based in Scotland.

With recent studies showing that just one hour a day of social interaction brings benefits to people with dementia, more and more attention is being given to the need to find ways to make meaningful, relational connections.

Music, particularly live music, can be a uniquely powerful way to reach people with dementia: because a musician can adapt to the rhythms and emotions of a person on a moment-to-moment basis, music becomes a shared language of relating and connecting – even at a time when words may no longer be accessible.

This talk will be led by Dr Jane Bentley in partnership with Kids’ Classics, Ireland’s leading Music in Healthcare Organisation. You will hear about current professional Music in Healthcare programmes, training and partnerships with leading national arts organistions in Scotland and Ireland.

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Radicalisation and Reconciliation - Interfaith youth Conference
Apr
21
10:45 AM10:45

Radicalisation and Reconciliation - Interfaith youth Conference

Meet speakers and students from all backgrounds for thought provoking speeches and discussion on the subject of Radicalisation and Reconciliation.

The event is open to people of all backgrounds aged 18 to 30.

The following people have confirmed to speak at the conference:

Rev Dr Leah E Robinson, Lecturer in Practical and Pastoral Theology at the University of Edinburgh. Author of: Embodied Peacebuilding: Reconciliation as Practical Theology.

Imam Usama Hasan, Quilliam International, Head of Islamic Studies at Quilliam and was a founding advisor to the counter-extremist organisation in 2008.

Mahrukh Shaukat and Gigha Lennox, participants in an interfaith youth leader exchange programme organised by Interfaith Scotland and the Church of Scotland in partnership with Al Waleed Centre, Al Maktoum College and PROCMURA (Programme for Christian and Muslim Relations in Africa).

Dr Jane Bentley, ArtBeat, Rhythms of Diversity, founder of ArtBeat, an organisation that specialises in music for community, communication, health, and social wellbeing. 

Mike Jervis, Active Change Foundation, an organisation which promotes a world free from terrorism and violence that values young people and communities.

Andrew Marin, Centre for the study of Religion and Politics, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, award winning author and teacher at the University of St Andrews.

Place for Hope: Reconciling from the Edge, offers practical support, in the form of facilitated conversation, coaching and training, for individuals and faith groups "on the edge", encountering, facing difference and experiencing conflict.

Dr Maureen Sier, Director of Interfaith Scotland, has a PhD in Religious and Cultural Studies from Aberdeen University and has worked in the field of interfaith relations for over 16 years.

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Wee Music Box
Apr
2
7:30 PM19:30

Wee Music Box

A monthly workshop course on music – its purpose and potential, how to use it imaginatively in congregations and much more.

Led by John L. Bell, Jane Bentley & Carol McArthur.

The course is open to all who are interested in the potential of music in the church – its importance in worship, pastoral work, and spirituality. Each evening is self-contained, so that participants may come for the whole course or specific evenings.

Tonight - Music, Mind and Memory
The amazing ways in which music works when other communication fails.

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 Wee Music Box
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

Wee Music Box

A monthly workshop course on music – its purpose and potential, how to use it imaginatively in congregations and much more.

Led by John L. Bell, Jane Bentley & Carol McArthur.

The course is open to all who are interested in the potential of music in the church – its importance in worship, pastoral work, and spirituality. Each evening is self-contained, so that participants may come for the whole course or specific evenings.

Tonight - Songs of Separation
The importance of lament when life does not bring what we expect.

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Wee Music Box
Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

Wee Music Box

A monthly workshop course on music – its purpose and potential, how to use it imaginatively in congregations and much more.

Led by John L. Bell, Jane Bentley & Carol McArthur.

The course is open to all who are interested in the potential of music in the church – its importance in worship, pastoral work, and spirituality. Each evening is self-contained, so that participants may come for the whole course or specific evenings.

Tonight - Rhythm!! What it does for us, how it works, and its potential in building and sustaining community. This will be both theoretical and practical... no previous experience necessary.

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Vox Liminis - East End first Saturdays
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Vox Liminis - East End first Saturdays

East End First Saturdays is a free cultural experience where creative and cultural attractions in the East End of Glasgow come together in an exciting programme of activity on the First Saturday of every month.

As part of this, Vox Liminis throws open its doors to the public - with sessions including music, an open mic slot, and insights into the work that VOX does with the criminal justice system in Scotland. This month, In Tune is the featured project - join us to experience a taster of family music making - with songs, drums, and Tiny Tim the turtle....

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Scottish Interfaith Week launch event
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Scottish Interfaith Week launch event

Established by Interfaith Scotland in 2004, Scottish Interfaith Week provides an opportunity for individuals, local interfaith groups and faith communities across the country to celebrate Scotland's religious diversity and to plan events that bring local people together to promote dialogue, understanding and co-operation between Scotland's diverse religious communities.

Contact admin@interfaithscotland.org for more details of the launch event. (There will be drumming!)

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The Wee Music Box
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Wee Music Box

A monthly workshop course on music – its purpose and potential, how to use it imaginatively in congregations and much more.

Led by John L. BellJane Bentley & Carol McArthur.

The course is open to all who are interested in the potential of music in the church – its importance in worship, pastoral work, and spirituality. Each evening is self-contained, so that participants may come for the whole course or specific evenings.

  • Monday 6th November: The Scottish Dimension
    A whirlwind tour through triumphs and tragedies in church and out of it.
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UK Drum Circle Facilitation Training, 26th-29th October
Oct
26
to Oct 30

UK Drum Circle Facilitation Training, 26th-29th October

 

…will empower you to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation. Learn powerful techniques and develop skills while gaining the confidence to successfully lead a rhythm event for a variety of diverse populations.

 

With Arthur Hull, Paul John Dear, and Jane Bentley

 

More info: http://ukplayshop.co.uk

 

 

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Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Arts, Older People and the Criminal Justice System - Luminate Festival panel discussion

Can engagement in the arts promote better health for ageing individuals? Even in a prison?  This discussion event is aimed at anyone with an interest in arts in prisons. As an arts practitioner, Jane will be contributing to a panel which will also include a Scottish Prison Service officer and an artist who has experienced custody to discuss their experiences and thoughts on future provision of the arts for older people in custody.  Part of the Scottish Prison Arts Network’s Creative Conversations series.

FREE (Booking essential via Eventbrite: creativeconversation3.eventbrite.co.uk)

www.scottishprisonarts.net

Presented by the Scottish Prison Arts Network and Luminate - Scotland's creative ageing festival

www.luminatescotland.org

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