Our core strands
Our programme of activities range from group sessions in community settings to one-to-one interventions for people living in their own homes who are at risk of isolation.
We work across the arts on projects such as music, visual arts, poetry, dance, performing arts and more. Activities are designed to enhance and compliment individual care plans, and help people to feel part of
their wider community.
What are Resonate Arts up to in Dementia Action Week? 21st-27th May
Monday 21st May 2-4pm- National Gallery tour and workshop for people living with memory loss and their carers. Places limited, contact us on 020 7321 2702 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 22nd May - Opera for Thought at St Cuthbert’s centre, this is week 4 in the project exploring La traviata with Opera Holland Park’s Young Artists in collaboration with their award winning Inspire programme. This group is now fully subscribed.
Thursday 24th May - Lucy from Resonate Arts is delivering dementia awareness training for Opera Holland Park’s fabulous front of house team. We have been working closely with OHP to support them in becoming a dementia friendly venue!
Thursday 24th May 2.30-4.30pm - We’ve teamed up with our longstanding partners Royal Academy of Music to deliver a tour of the Royal Academy of Music Museum ending in a live performance from student pianists on period instruments from the collection. Places still available, contact us on
020 7321 2702 or email@example.com
Friday 25th May 2.30-4pm - Music for the Moment Concert at St Marylebone Parish Church in collaboration with Royal Academy of Music and Wigmore Hall. Join us for our monthly relaxed concerts, this month featuring a recital on violin, piano, contrabass and percussion. Tea and cake from 2.30pm. Booking not required, open to everyone!
MAY EVENT LISTINGS
Dementia Action Week runs from 21st – 27th May and Resonate Arts has a jam packed week! We begin a partnership with the National Gallery who will be hosting sessions during Dementia Action Week to kickstart a short project in the gallery. We are also working with the Royal Academy of Music to offer a private tour and concert. See here for full Dementia Action Week listings and don’t miss out!
Opera for Thought - our project in collaboration with Opera Holland Park is in full swing – the group will go see La Traviata at the end of the month in the park. The month will end with a second architecture based Memory Café session with RIBA who showcased the artwork from the previous café in their beautiful building at Portland Place. Having hosted the Deputy Public Health lead John Forde and Cllr Heather Acton last month, Singing with Friends had some more illustrious visitors ranging in director Nicholas Hytner and the Lang Lang Scholars.
Lucy led a session at the latest Share and Learn with The Caring for Care Homes initiative in Hammersmith. This quarter's session was very appropriately at St Vincent's Care Home, and Lucy shared the project we did there last summer, working with artist Zoe Gilmour to explore the Rosalind and Arthur Gilbert Collection with residents at their bedsides and in groups, and making bespoke artworks in response. We are looking forward to publishing our report on the second stage of this project - a creative research and training project with Home Instead Care Agencies - watch this space!
April was an exciting month beginning with hosting a Creative Befrienders’ training day on a Saturday at the Bush Theatre. We’re very grateful for the Bush Theatre supporting our session as it was a beautiful space to spend time reflecting and planning with 10 inspiring artists/ practitioners. Over the next couple of months, we’ll be working with Bush Theatre again to deliver a Dementia Friends and Awareness session for their Front of House team.
Lucy attended the Aesop conference on behalf of Resonate Arts which showcased a wealth of initiatives happening nationally to bring together artists and arts organisations with health care professionals. It was great to hear from organisations such as Equal Arts about their fantastic Creative Age project, with a particularly moving testimony from a recent participant, and to learn about other projects happening around the Country such as Manchester Camerata’s projects with people with dementia, and the latest developments in Liverpool Museums' House of Memories project. And it was an absolute treat to be part of a plenary with the inspirational Patsy Rodenburg talking about the importance of presence.
We are gearing up in the office in preparation for our summer projects! Opera for Thought in collaboration with Opera Holland Park begins on 1st May and this year we’ll be working with the Inspire programme and OHP Young Artists to explore La traviata. The sessions finish with a group trip to see the young artists perform.
Lucy has been supporting Opera Holland Park to become a Dementia Friendly venue which has included working with their access and events teams to ensure all their in house literature and signage is accessible for people with dementia, supporting them to increase their reach to people living with dementia locally, and providing bespoke Dementia Awareness training to all their front of house and box office staff.