Making Bridges with Music

MBWM was an innovative music and arts intervention that ran for 6 weeks (May-July 2017) and worked collaboratively with pre-school children, elderly people living in care homes, childminders and care home staff members. MBWM was funded primarily by Awards for All with the support of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Doorstep Arts and Torbay Early Years Advisory Team.

  • The intervention team included musicians, visual artists, singers and actors with vast experience working in community settings with diverse groups.
  • The intervention had two phases, the first phase included six weekly sessions with old and young people in care homes. The second phase involves an artistic response to be performed publically as part of the Doorstep Theatre Festival (November 2017) to care home settings and other venues in the Torbay area.

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