Millside Voices

A fully inclusive, multicultural singing group begins on Wednesday 18th April for 14 weeks.

“Millside Voices” will take place at The Millside Centre on Grattan Road between the hours of 1:30pm and 3:00pm. All are welcome to the sessions, they are free and aim to instil mental, emotional and physical wellbeing through group singing. The project is funded by Enable2 CIC, a social enterprise based in Bradford. They provide interpreters and document translations for the public, private and third sector.

The Millside Centre serves to help improve the lives of people within local communities. They aim to create a trusting, safe and peaceful environment for service users and visitors.

The singing sessions will consist of vocal warm ups and uplifting, fun songs. Participants will also have the chance to create a song book. There will be songs from the past and present as well as songs from different countries and musicals. Participants will not need to have music reading capabilities or experience as singing will be done by ear. The sessions will be led by music practitioner, Fran Wyburn who specialises in using music and voice to promote wellbeing. She said “Our hope for Millside Voices is that it will be a place for people from all walks of life to sing for joy. I’ve witnessed first-hand the significant benefits singing can have in boosting self-confidence, releasing stress and anxiety, improving breathing patterns and regulating the heart. After singing together, we hope people will leave feeling uplifted, with a smile on their faces.”

Helen Hoyle, the Social Return Manager at Enable2 CIC said

“…We understand the health and wellbeing benefits of singing so we are pleased to be able to support this new community initiative at The Millside Centre. We look forward to hearing the songs from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds”.

If you are interested in getting involved, please call The Millside Centre on 01274 409661 or alternatively send an email to the info@millsidecentre.org.