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Live Music Now: Lullaby

Live Music Now’s The Lullaby Programme pairs pregnant women and new mothers and fathers, with professional musicians to create personal lullabies for their babies.

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The Reader: Helen’s Story

The Royal Liverpool Broadgreen University Hospital Trust commissioned The Reader in 2013 to deliver Shared Reading group sessions for patients with chronic pain.

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Move Dance Feel

Move Dance Feel is an award winning initiative dedicated to promoting the health benefits of dance for women living with and beyond cancer, as well as carers and those bereaved by cancer.

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The Reader: Stuart’s Story

The Reader is a national charity that uses the power of literature and reading aloud to transform lives. Their Shared Reading movement is led by volunteers and partners who focus on bringing great literature to communities across the UK.

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The Reader: Yvonne’s Story

The Reader is a national charity that uses the power of literature and reading aloud to transform lives. Their Shared Reading movement brings great literature to communities across the UK. Yvonne says it’s like therapy for your mind.

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Live Music Now: Monkscroft Care Centre

In autumn of 2019, Live Music Now embarked on a 6-week intergenerational music project. This project centred on the idea that everyone is a musician with their own musical identities, and that through play and exploration, music can grow.

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Live Music Now: Lullaby

Live Music Now’s The Lullaby Programme pairs pregnant women and new mothers and fathers, with professional musicians to create personal lullabies for their babies.

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Live Music Now: Music In Care

Live Music Now works alongside those with reduced access to live music, in care homes, schools, hospitals, hospices and community settings around the UK. The Live Music Now: Music In Care programme has had a deep, positive impact on the resident community.

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Dance to Health Sheffield

Dance to Health is the national falls prevention dance programme created and delivered by Aesop, which has been offering sessions in Sheffield and across England and Wales since 2018. The programme combines postural stability instruction (PSI) with the energy, creativity and fun of dance. 

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