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Megan Collis and Polly Virr, our Fledgling musicians have recently completed a residency on Ward 76 and have written about their experiences and one particular magical moment with Baby B:

 

Ruth Spargo and Cecily Smith, our Fledgling musicians have completed two residencies on Ward 81, the Burns Unit at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. The first was in September last year and the second in January to February this year. They have written about the inspiration for the project, the magical world of music they created and some of the challenges they faced working in such an isolated department. The featured image shows an example of the art work in the Burns Unit created by Lime Art (photos copyright Lime Art):

 

We are so proud that Songbirds, one of our projects working with children at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital with long-term ventilation needs and ABI (acquired brain injury) is the featured case study for artsandhealth.ie this month. Here is the link:

http://www.artsandhealth.ie/case-studies/songbirds/

You might find these activity and evidence workbooks a useful resource for leading younger children through the Discover and Explore Arts Awards. 
 
 

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"Best song ever"

In November 2016 LIME Music for Health delivered a Conference called 'Wingbeats' designed to celebrate the work of LIME Music for Health, share an exchange of knowledge and explore current best practice in the field of Music for Health.

Have a listen to a great song written as part of a recent cold spot project at More Music in Morecambe, working with the young people from the A.C.E (Achieve, Change and Engagement). 

two music leaders share their music skills with their peers

Music Leaders begin teaching warm ups

EnChord Young Leaders took their newest recruit Dami to a collaboration gig

Brighter Sound is looking to identify three trainees to work alongside a team of artists across a range of Brighter Sound activity. This placement aims to support musicians committed to the development of their skills as a creative practitioner.