05/02/18: New dates announced for Kate Dimbleby's singing Silver Social workshops in Breckland

Internationally acclaimed singer Kate Dimbleby is bringing her free 'Sing Your Song' workshop back to Breckland this February as part of Breckland Council's successful Silver Social programme, which offers daytime activities aimed at older residents.

Kate encouraged residents in Breckland's five market towns to discover their inner voice and remember the songs that inspire them last month, and now she's offering residents in the district's more rural areas a chance to experience her memorable workshop.

No previous experience is necessary to attend and everyone is welcome to join in, or just sit and enjoy the company. Visitors can make a voluntary donation towards the cost of the workshop and anyone needing assistance with transport should contact the project coordinator on 01362 656852.

Cllr Paul Claussen, Executive Member for Place, said: "Kate's workshops in January went down a storm and we're thrilled to have her back. People who took part in her previous singing sessions said her energy and enthusiasm is inspirational, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. It's exciting to continue our Silver Social events and once again give Breckland residents the chance to get together with old and new friends to be creative."

For those who prefer to simply listen, Kate will be back again in March to perform her hit show 'Songbirds' in Ashill, Harling, Shipdam, Mattishall and Necton. Tickets are £5 and to book call 01362 656852 or email community@breckland.gov.uk.

Silver Social offers something a little different to daily life - thanks to funding from the National Lottery, through the Arts Council's Strategic Touring Programme, as well as Norfolk County Council, Breckland Council and Public Health England - with previous sessions on embroidery, cyanotype printing and poetry. To register your interest in a workshop, explore volunteering opportunities or for more information visit The Silver Social .

'Sing Your Song' Workshops:

Monday 19th February - Ancient House Museum, Thetford, 2pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday 20th February - Swaffham Community Centre, 10am - 11:30am

Tuesday 20th February - Attleborough Methodist Church Hall, 2pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday 21st February - Ashill Community Centre, 10am - 11:30am

Wednesday 21st February - Shipdham Church, 2pm - 3:30pm

Thursday 22nd February - Harling Old School Hall, 10am - 11:30am

Thursday 22nd February - Mattishall Church Rooms, 2pm - 3:30pm

Friday 23rd February - Necton Community Centre, 10am - 11:30am

 

'Songbirds' Performance, tickets £5

Monday 19th March - Ashill Community Centre, 2:30pm - 4pm

Tuesday 20th March - Harling Old School Hall, 2:30pm - 4pm

Wednesday 21st March, Shipdham Church, 2:30pm - 4pm

Thursday 22nd March, Mattishall Church Rooms, 2:30pm - 4pm

Friday 23rd March, Necton Community Centre, 2:30pm - 4pm