News and dates to note
Sarah has a couple of weeks off at the beginning of September (7th and 14th) so next session will then be 21st September.
Saturday 24th November from 11.00
You are invited to "save the date": We will be holding our next coffee morning at Bow Road Methodist Church. It may seem a long way off, but when you start planning for Christmas, rest assured you can make or buy some of your cards and presents on that day, as well as relax with good music, company and coffee!
On Saturday 25th August our musicians were back at Canary Wharf , to take part in the Late Bloom Arts Festival. We are becoming regulars!
Plans for the Band to play at Canary Wharf again for the Spring Bloom Festival were fulfilled.
Yes, we had a lunch-time slot on 2nd June, performing in a very public, and very warm, arena
BAND FOR LIFE marked Mental Health Awareness week in May by taking part in an event organised by the Inspire consortium (the local collective of community mental health organisations). The Band performed two 30 min sets during the afternoon. We got great feedback that everyone had enjoyed our music. Gerry made us a wonderful wooden sign.
Members, volunteers and carers from Band for Life visited the Royal Albert Hall for the Friendship Matinee, featuring symphonic rock by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
We had a Christmas social in West India Quay.
Everyone enjoyed a lovely meal, good company, and plenty of festive spirit!
The July, October and December Coffee Mornings in 2017 were well-supported and raised much needed funds for us. We were promoting good mental health and ways of improving our wellbeing by socialising, engaging in creative activities: - art and craft, listening to live music and singing. Thanks to all the participants, helpers and customers. We value your contribution to the Band
We performed at the Late Bloom Festival in the Crossrail Roof Garden at Canary Wharf. Members performed solo, and there were group numbers for people to join in! Watch a clip:
Peter played jazz on the keyboard. Sweet Caroline had everyone smiling and dancing along as they passed the stage in the Gardens
Canary Wharf Group Plc confirmed a generous donation to support Band for Life in working with the local community. Here's a big thank you to Canary Wharf Group Plc from everyone at Band for Life.