Miranda Sykes rolls up for Superact’s Health and Wellbeing Tour!
Superact’s “magical” Health and Wellbeing Tour is coming to a place near you… though thankfully there's no mystery about it!
Taking place once a month, the Tour is organised by Lucy Hather, Project Manager at Superact and sees a diverse range of musicians lead performances at hospitals, residential homes and dementia groups across the South-West.
Working predominantly with North Bristol NHS Trust, Fresh Arts and Reminiscence Learning the Tour holds performances at locations including Frenchay and Southmead hospitals.
With a wide variety of musicians leading sessions, the September workshop was led by the renowned double bassist, Miranda Sykes.
Commenting on the session at The Salvation Army Community Hall in Bristol, Miranda reported:
“The audience responded well to the whole programme. One lady commented to a member of staff that she had woken that morning feeling low, but the music had lifted her spirits and her feel happier”
Discussing her performance at a church in Brislington, Bristol, she said:
“One man commented that his wife hadn’t taken her eyes off me all concert! Another man danced beautifully with his wife who was in a wheelchair.”
Following a Frenchay hospital session, Miranda added:
“One lady was moved to tears. She had been in hospital for 20 weeks but enjoyed my song so much… it was very moving indeed and hard to keep my composure! Her daughter said her eyes had lit up when she heard there was to be music on the ward!”
Up next on the Health and Wellbeing Tour is jazz collective, The York Trio, who will be performing on Thursday 17th October.