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My Normal Music Newsletter

 

reetings from the My Normal Music team! We're excited to share with you the sessions we are running with young people as well as what we're doing to help music in Oxfordshire be more inclusive.
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Our regular sessions:
All our sessions are free, or ask for a small suggested donation, and are aimed at LGBTIQA+, disabled young people and allies aged 13-25. For more information on any of our sessions or events contact us at music@ark-t.org.

My Normal Music Group Sessions
These sessions will kick off with rap and lyric writing workshops hosted by artist Kemastry - a local Oxford rapper who is part of the Voodoo Collective and has seen recognition after being signed to High Focus records. An inclusive group for young people to learn skills in lyric writing and performance technique. Every Friday at 4.30-6.30pm in term time.

WAVE choir
Learn Makaton singing and singing with choir leader Cat McGill, accessible to disabled young people, their friends, family and carers.  Every Wednesday at 4.30-6pm in term time. Learn more here:

A video with more information on WAVE choir
More information on WAVE choir
My Normal Voice sessions
Get involved in creating and putting on events, learning leadership skills, and making music and arts accessible to everyone. On the first and third Monday of the month at 4-5.30pm.

Arts Awards sessions
Did you know that under 25s can get a qualification equivalent to a GCSE or A-Level using the creative activities they already take part in? Get in touch with our Arts Award expert Kate to find out more at kate@ark-t.org and come along to our monthly Arts Awards sessions every second Monday of the month, starting on 10th February at 4-5.30pm.

Arts Award expert Kate discussing Arts Awards with a participant
Music Inclusion Group
Are you a practitioner who wants to help create change and make music provision for youth in Oxfordshire more inclusive? Contact music@ark-t.org and join our Music Inclusion group, next meeting on April 28th 10.30am-12pm.
Training Opportunities
Calling all music practitioners and those who work with children and young people with SEN/D! Learn how to include people with communication differences in musical activities in a training day at the Ark-T Centre on 17th March with trainer Cat McGill. The day will include an introduction to Makaton signing, and practical techniques to support the development of musical and communication skills in non-speaking participants. Get a free space on this training for your organisation if you join our Music Inclusion Group (subject to cancellation fee), and extra spaces for only £25. Normal rate £50. Space is limited so get in touch soon to secure your place!
A picture of trainer Cat McGill signing in Makaton
Do you want one of the My Normal Music team to come out to your organisation and deliver a taster session for the young people you work with? Get in touch with us by emailing music@ark-t.org

Oxfordshire Museum February Holiday Activities

Please open the documents below to see what events are taking place at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock over the February half term.

1980'S Britain Exhibition

Feb half term events

Feb Half Term 2020

 

Birkdale Trust for the hearing impaired

 

Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired Ltd

This trust provides grants to individuals and groups to help with
equipment for the education of the hearing impaired. There is a form for
families to apply online.

http://grantsforthedeaf.co.uk

Caudwell Children

We’re urging parents or guardians across the UK to get in contact with us to apply for specialist equipment funding! 💫

The funding is available for disabled children and young people up to the age of 19. We’ve accessed funding from a number of grant bodies and trusts that will enable us to supply 70%-80% of the cost of the equipment, including powered wheelchairs, buggies, rain covers, therapy tricycles, specialist car seats, car harnesses and multi-sensory equipment.

With powerchairs costing over £20,000, tricycles up to £2,000, and sensory equipment costing upwards of £1,500 or more, the support could be the difference between children getting the equipment they need! 👏🏻

We want to hear from families across the UK whose gross household income is less than £45,000, excluding benefits. It’s a two stage application process and you can apply online or you can request an application form to be sent to you in the post. Once the supporting documents are returned decisions on application are usually made between 4-6 weeks.

Also if families cannot cover the rest of the balance we can point you in the direction of other agencies or charities who may support you with the rest!

To apply ring 0345 300 1348 or email: charity@caudwellchildren.com

You can find out more about our full range of services here: https://www.caudwellchildren.com/services/