Stanmer Park Restoration Project

Brighton & Hove Music for Connection are delighted to be offering nine free workshops as part of the Stanmer Park Restoration Project, in 2021-22. 

There have been lots of changes to the park during the Restoration Project, so this is a chance to get to know the park in a new way: through using our ears we’ll be exploring sound and music together outdoors, and creating one-off in-the-moment sound and art pieces. No experience is necessary, and the sessions are completely free to attend (booking required). 

Event #2: 10th November ’21, 2-3:30pm: Playing With Sound #1: sound and drawing, with Bela and Rachel

 

About this event

Join musician Bela Emerson & visual artist Rachel Cohen for an inspiring creative session exploring interactions between drawing / mark-making and sound.

This is a playful workshop space for curiosity and exploration – no previous experience or particular ability is needed.

We’ll be creating spontaneous pieces together for our own enjoyment, in a beautiful indoor space in the newly-restored Stanmer Park estate.

The session forms part of Brighton & Hove Music for Connection’s Stanmer Sounds sessions, as part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Stanmer Park Restoration Project.

What to expect

There have been lots of changes to the park during the Restoration Project, so this is a chance to get to know the park in a new way.

Please bring any drawing materials you have – including biros, pencils, art materials.

Is this for me?

All adults and accompanied children are welcome to take part in the sessions. No music-making or drawing experience is necessary, just an openness to take part and try new things.

If you have any questions, please contact us to discuss.

Is this a course or a drop-in?

You can book just one session or sign up for others as they become available – it’s up to you. Each session is unique; please see the website for details of each one. Sessions are funded by Brighton & Hove City Council – they’re free, but places are limited, so if you book, please turn up!

About Brighton & Hove Music for Connection

We are the city’s specialist community music organisation for adults of all abilities to connect and create together, for wellbeing and social inclusion. For this project we are also working with several other Brighton & Hove -based community artists.

Brighton and Hove Music for Connection are running three types of Stanmer Sounds sessions (nine in all ) from Summer ’21- Summer ’22. These are part of the Stanmer Restoration Project, focusing on sound and listening, heritage and community, and wellbeing. All sessions are free to attend and facilitated by experienced, friendly, and supportive community musicians and artists, to help you enjoy our beautiful park. 

Contact details: 01273 569096 hello@musicforconnection.co.uk

More session details will be announced soon – please like our page for updates and to ensure you can book a place: www.facebook.com/musicforconnection 

Previous Stanmer Sounds events:

Event #1: 13th October ’21, 2-3:30pm: Autumnal Listening Walk with Bela and Bethan

Join us for our first seasonal walk around Stanmer Park using our ears to guide us. We will be exploring Stanmer past and present using a range of creative tools that are fun and accessible for people of all abilities. We invite you to open your ears to experience our surroundings through the changing seasons.

What to expect

We will meet at the Lower Lodges new cafe and playground area. We will start with a simple ‘deep listening exercise’ before going for a walk around the meadow and the ornamental woods/ Arboretum. Our theme for this autumn walk is foraging and materials.

We expect to be walking gently for an hour with some uphill and uneven terrain . We will be stopping regularly to listen. It will be moderate walking difficulty. Please wear appropriate walking footwear, cover legs and bring water.

Is this for me?

All adults and accompanied children are welcome to take part in the sessions. No music-making or listening walk experience is necessary, just an openness to take part and try new things.

If you have any concerns about listening or walking, please contact us to discuss.

Is this a course or a drop-in?

You can book just one walk or sign up for other sessions as they become available – it’s up to you. Each session is unique; please see the website for details of each one. Sessions are funded by Brighton & Hove City Council – they’re free, but places are limited, so if you book, please turn up!

Brighton & Hove Music for Connection

We are the city’s specialist community music organisation for adults of all abilities to connect and create together, for wellbeing and social inclusion. For this project we are also working with several other Brighton & Hove -based community artists.

Brighton and Hove Music for Connection are running three types of Stanmer Sounds sessions (nine in all ) from Summer ’21- Summer ’22. These are part of the Stanmer Restoration Project, focusing on sound and listening, heritage and community, and wellbeing. All sessions are free to attend and facilitated by experienced, friendly, and supportive community musicians and artists, to help you enjoy our beautiful park.

Book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/169089289617

More session details will be announced soon – please visit www.facebook.com/musicforconnection 

Contact details: 01273 569096 hello@musicforconnection.co.uk