Mindsong to run seminar on Meaningful Music in Gloucester on 15 April

Our festival charity Mindsong is to run a major seminar on the relationship between music and memory and how music can be used to support and care for people with dementia on 15 April in Gloucester Cathedral. Meaningful Music will include presentations, panel discussions and performances.

Speakers include Professor Michael Trimble, Emeritus Professor of Behavioural Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, who will give the R A Henson lecture on 'Crying to the Arts, and the special role of music'; Professor John Cox, Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and also a singer, who will speak on 'Long term memories of a singer and psychiatrist'; Mindsong's lead therapist Maggie Grady; and violinist Dominic Jewel, former chief executive of the Three Choirs Festival, who took part in Mindsong music sessions in care homes as part of the Three Choirs Festival's community programme in 2014.

Performers will include Adrian Partington, who will give an organ recital as well as speaking about the role of the Musical Director, and pianist Anna Tilbrook with the tenor James Gilchrist, President of Mindsong, who qualified as a doctor before embarking upon his career as a singer, and has a particular interest in mental health.

The afternoon seminar will be followed by a drinks reception, and dinner in the Parliament Room, including a talk by Dominic Jewel.

The full programme for the day can be found on the Mindsong website www.mindsong.org.uk and HERE.

Cost per person: £75 to include three-course dinner and wine.  There is a limited number of Seminar Only places at £50 per person.

How to book: As places are limited, please email Mindsong first to reserve your place/s. Email them at admin@mindsong.org.uk