Brand new for this season is a weekly Memory Lane Music session – a cheerful hour of song and music led by local tutors Frances Taylor and Robbie Tatler. The free sessions, provided in partnership with Peebles-based music school Nomad Beat, will be held across two blocks on Wednesday mornings from 15 September through to 24 November.
Initially helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and problems with communication, the long-term aim is to demonstrate the improvements that music can make to peoples’ lives, so it becomes an important part of their provided care systems.
The season also sees the return of Dance for Parkinson’s, a series of weekly dance workshops offered in partnership with Scottish Ballet and Edinburgh’s Dance Base, Scotland’s national centre for dance.
Suitable for people with no dance experience, the sessions help develop participants’ confidence and creativity while addressing specific concerns around balance, coordination, flexibility, mobility and social isolation.
Sessions (priced at £5) are held on Thursday mornings from 15 September to 9 December, and include live music, refreshments and the chance for a good blether at the end.
For more information, visit https://eastgatearts.com/take-part/engage-programme/