Waveney based organisation The Voice Cloud have been awarded funding by East Suffolk Council as part of their Hidden Needs programme to run a series of unique interactive ‘How To’ sessions.
‘Connections’ comprises twelve monthly bespoke Zoom presentations led by experts and professionals who will provide an opportunity to identify bird song and wildlife sounds, learn about garden therapy and receive an introduction to understanding Dementia among other subjects and themes.
The project has been designed to tackle the effects of extended social isolation and loneliness which have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of the Voice cLoud Richard Simpson says: “These sessions promote social and mental activity and provide opportunities to both be and stay connected with others whilst also learning some neat and enviable new skills.”
The sessions take place on Wednesday evenings monthly and start on Wednesday 28th April with ‘Listen to Wildlife’ with sound recordist Mike Challis of Suffolk Wildlife Trust. The sessions will be free to attend but spaces are limited so early booking is recommended.