Using music to strengthen communities.
WHAT WE DO
The Singing Cafe is a charity initiative that started as a means of addressing the needs of vulnerable members of our Leicestershire community.
But in the years that have followed since its inception, it has blossomed into something much more inclusive. Whilst our cafes seek to address the effects of loneliness and various mental health conditions such as dementia, they also provide a safe space for absolutely anybody.
Our music-filled environment is backed by research into the healing effects of music on the brain, seamlessly providing positive health benefits to those that join us, in a way that feels completely natural.
The Harvard Medical School tells us that the human brain and nervous system are hard wired to distinguish music from other noise and to respond to rhythm and repetition, tones and tunes.
The brain simply responds differently to music.
Additionally, singing helps breathing, speech and posture, and can improve circulation. The health benefits of singing are both physical (an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body) and psychological.
Combine all of this with the positive benefits that we get from social interaction, and you've got an easily accessible, healthy exercise that can be achieved without strain - even sitting down.
Our Cafes are held on a weekly basis in various locations across Leicestershire. Anyone is welcome, and we'd love to see you there.