In autumn of 2019, Live Music Now embarked on a 6-week intergenerational music project with Monkscroft Care Centre, Tinies Nursery, Windsor Street Care Centre and Tree Tops Nursery, led by Live Music Now singer/songwriter Julia Turner. 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.
During this project, children and elderly residents exchanged their favourite songs with one another, writing their own songs and sharing ideas for melodies and lyrics. There was even a song about the chickens at Monkscroft, which the nursery children helped to name. Leader of the project, Julia Turner noted how when one resident joined in singing along and smiling, the staff at Monkscroft Care Centre were taken aback, having not seen her engage in anything for a long time.
When Covid hit in 2020, the project had to shift a little.