3 Flow: Create, Express, Reflect.

3 workshops, 3 experienced leaders, 1 fabulous venue. 

Thursday 16th March. 0930 – 1500. 

The Willow, Tri-Health. 16 The Triangle, Norbiton KT1 3RT.

£70 including lunch and 3 workshops. Advance booking only mary@singingitback.com

 Our day full of workshops will leave you with a Spring in your step, a song in your heart and a mind and body brimming with new found confidence and creativity. Our experienced workshop leaders will guide you through a day full of ways to boost confidence, find your voice and develop your creativity. Our approach to sharing and teaching skills regardless of an individuals background or experience, allows us to encourage and nurture your skills and develop ways to promote mindfulness, creativity and flow which can be incorporated into your everyday life. Working in harmony in the stunning surroundings at Tri – health Willow, our day includes a delicious balanced lunch and time to get to know one another. We are thrilled to be offering this brand new day to the Kingston community and look forward to welcoming you to a day FULL of flow. Workshops will include: Singing, Art  and reflective practice. Groups will be kept to a workable size to allow all participants to take part in all activities. Price will include all three workshops, resources and a delicious lunch. £70. Advance booking only. To book your place email mary@singingitback.com. Here’s what to expect:

Our 3 Flow workshop leaders

Katharine Edwards. MA, Dip Couns, PGC 

Reflect:

This workshop will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of your own strengths – what you are good at,  what gives you energy and what other people value you for.

In a safe and relaxed space you’ll have the chance to discover, or reconnect with, your strengths and your authentic self – who you are when you are “in flow.”

Building on this, together we’ll see how to increase confidence by doing more of what we love and being more of who we really are. Understanding the obstacles that get in the way and the resources available to help us, we’ll create individual plans to enable us to enjoy and enrich our lives in the new year.   

Katharine is an experienced coach and facilitator, with a specialism in life and work transitions. Her aim is to enable people to see what they need to thrive in life and at work, and to support them in putting that into place. This aim of this particular workshop is to enable you to recognise your individual strengths and reflect on how to use them for more fulfilment in life, whether you are in paid work, a busy parent, a volunteer or any combination of the above. Katharine worked for several years leading the BBC’s Careerlink service. She uses a mixture of approaches in one to one and group work, always with a view to creating  a relaxed and easy space for self reflection and learning.

Mary Bourne. Founder Singing it back. Freelance choir leader.

Express:

My singing workshop is designed to encourage you to find your voice, increase your confidence, work in harmony with others and develop your listening skills. Breathing, posture, diction, rhythm, movement and voice work will be incorporated into the workshop.  We will be working in small groups and combining our unique voices to create a scratch choir. You won’t be asked to sing alone, and there is no need to read music. My workshops are often described as ‘fun’, ‘engaging’ and ‘uplifting’ and full of enthusiasm and joy. 

Mary has led choirs and singing groups in the community for the past 10years working with over 900 people from age 3months to 83 years! Her passion, enthusiasm and sense of fun, allows for even the shyest of singers to come out of their shell and find their voice. Her work has included musically directing the South London Military Wives choirs in the presence of Gareth Malone and HRH Queen Elizabeth (2012-2016). Alongside leading her own community and workplace choirs, she also leads a Singing for breathing class for outpatients at Charing Cross hospital. More information on her work can be found at www.singingitback.co.uk.

Tessa Kind ; Community engagement artist

Create:

A fabulous workshop which will allow you to tap into and develop your creative skills. We will be looking at creating simple designs to achieve stunning mono prints, which you can take home. You do not need to consider yourself artistic or good at drawing, as Tessa will guide you through this fun and engaging workshop. As long as you go with the flow, we will bring out the best of your personality in print. You will gain confidence in your own ability to create and you should find working with the small groups rewarding. All materials will be provided, however, you may wish to bring an old shirt or apron to wear.

Tessa is a local community engagement artist, specialising in bringing people together to share new experiences through a creative outlet. Her work in Kingston Borough has earned her a Mayor’s Community Award, for connecting residents, organisations and businesses through her meetings, events and creative workshops. The workshops provide a platform on which to listen to each other, learn and often continue to work together. She is the creator of the fundraising ‘Rich Man, Poor Man’ events, ‘Sold on Kingston’ ceramic heritage trail and has collaborated with many artists and organisations. Tessa enjoys nothing more than seeing people grow in confidence while producing works of art.

Cost including all materials, tuition and lunch.

£70 including all resources and delicious lunch. To book your place email mary@singingitback.com or call 0208 549 2926. Advance booking only.

 

 

 

Candlelit Taize Singing workshop

Thursday 15th December 2016 8pm

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Come and join us for a very special evening of Taize Singing in preparation for the busy festive season ahead. Our workshop is open to all, regardless of musical experience. A fabulous opportunity to de-stress and meditate through the power of singing. These beautiful simple Taize chants will leave you feeling calmer, less stressed and have you feeling ready for the busy festive season ahead. Take a moment to reflect on the past year and leave feeling nourished and energised.

 

St Paul’s C of E Junior School Hall. Princes Road, Kingston. KT2 6AZ

To book your place email mary@singingitback.com

£8 (in advance) £10 on the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn term 2016

Autumn term 2016 BRAND NEW

Thursday Evening ladies choir (6 week mini series)

Thursday evening ladies choir: Thursday 3rd Nov – Thursday 8th Dec

7.45pm – 9.15pm

Venue: Cornerstone Hub, 234a Canbury Park Road, Kingston.

This choir is BRAND NEW for Autumn 2016. Do come along and join us for 6 weeks. Learn some fabulous songs (with piano accompaniment). Ladies only (over 16s welcome)

£48 (6weeks)

Email mary@singingitback.com to book your place.
 

 

 

 

Spring sing workshop 2016

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Come along and join us for a FREE singing workshop to celebrate the end of our Spring term 2016. Tuesday 23rd March 2016. 8pm – 10pm. St Paul’s C of E school, Princes Road. Kingston. Contact us here to register your interest

 

 

 

Voice, Drum & Junk percussion one day workshops

Sing it, bash it, thwack it, shake it!

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Our brand new 2015 one day workshop is one not to be missed.  Our workshop includes voice and drum and junk percussion and can include up to 60 participants.  A great workshop for team building and confidence, we’ll have your group making memorable music in no time. We’ll provide all the instruments and our vocal and drumming leaders come with a wealth of knowledge, humour and experience.

Workshops can be 1/2 or full day. Get in touch to find out more.

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