Social projects lie at the heart of Song in the City’s work, with Creative Madness in Song being the most exciting initiative to date. First launched in 2013 Creative Madness in Song, in collaboration with the The Maudsley Charity, sees young composers create new songs, from the poems of mental-health service users. The songs are brought to life by singers from the Guildhall School in workshops are performances. We’ve already performed in many hospital settings and other festivals. The next phase of the project is due to start in Autumn 2020, this time in partnership with MIND in Tower Hamlets and Newham, and including more departments from the Guildhall School (Music Therapy and Leadership).
We need financial support of up to £10K to make this happen. Please support us using the button below.
This creative project encourages interaction between groups of people who normally would not meet, and increases awareness of both classical music and mental illness.
“The excitement in the patients before they left for this event and the atmosphere after they came back was frankly brilliant…Really wonderful thing to see when they are all individually going through difficult times.” Maudsley Hospital
Your support is vital in helping us achieve our aim of raising £10,000 in 2020 to continue the project and to increase awareness of both the genre of song and mental illness (Click here to read the latest piece in the Guardian). As little as £5 will contribute to some of the following areas:
£100: Creative writing workshop
£25: A coaching session for musicians and mental health patients
£550: Piano hire
£500: Documentation including film footage.