Recent Comments

    read all about it


    • No categories


    May 04 2024


    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    The Singing Space

    An informal space to learn songs and explore your voices as part of the Merry Monmouth Day activities in Drybridge Park on Saturday May 4, starting from 12.20pm.

    Singing in unison and harmony is a great medicine for body and soul and there will be family song workshops, warmups, an instant choir workshop, improvisations and much more, led by our wonderful choir leaders and songstresses Jenn Singleton, Holly Jacks and Maggie Nicols.

    These amazing workshop leaders will work together to deliver a day of workshops and vocal joy.

    All sessions are FREE and family-friendly. There will be informal sharings of the work throughout the day and a coming together with the musicians and dancers at the end of the day for those that want to join in.

    Exact workshop times to be announced and displayed on the boards on the day. Just turn up and see what’s happening!

    Holly Jacks is a singer and choir leader from Wales, brought up singing folk harmonies. She runs choirs,  with the strong belief that everyone can sing and that singing in unison and harmony is the best medicine for the body and soul. Holly’s warm, charismatic style brings the best out of any group. She is a part of The Nest Collective

    Maggie Nicols is a renowned and pioneering singer and improviser who has performed and led workshops around the world. She has been active in the European improvising community since the late 60s. A co-founder of the Feminist Improvising Group she works to further women in improvised music, dance and other creative arts through workshops and collaboration. She has the Gathering, a space for musical exploration in London and Carmarthenshire for over 20 years

    Jenn Singleton is a singer, teacher and natural therapist, passionate about creating spaces and experiences that enable people to grow and flourish. working with community groups of adults, children and families . Jen runs The Kingfisher and Kangaroo choirs which both focus on wellbeing and joy.