Screening of Musicality event held in Perth

FRIDAY, 23 JUNE, 2017

EMBARGOED UNTIL PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: 2PM, MONDAY, 26 JUNE, NORRIE MILLER STUDIO, PERTH CONCERT HALL

Screening of Musicality event held

in Perth

Members of the Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust’s mixed long-term conditions group enjoyed their performance on the big screen today (Monday) at a special screening of their Musicality event.

The group took part in a finale performance at the Norrie Miller Studio in Perth Concert Hall in April as part of Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust’s (THAT) Musicality programme. The programme is delivered in association with Horsecross Arts Perth and supported by NHS Tayside and The Gannochy Trust.

Participants had the opportunity to relive the successful event today at a film screening and were given a DVD copy of the film to take home.

Karine Neill, development officer for THAT, said, “Today’s event allowed the group to hear and see what they actually sounded like at their final celebration in April. They have also been given a copy of the DVD to share with family and friends who may not have been able to attend the event. This is a great way for the participants to celebrate their achievements.”

Singing coach Debra Salem, who worked with the participants during the eight session programme,

said, “Everyone worked extremely hard over the course of the programme and I set fairly complex arrangements and harmonies which everyone responded to really well. We had great fun and the participants worked really hard. I am very proud of them.”

THAT hopes to continue to work in partnership with Horsecross Arts Perth to further develop and establish the Musicality programme for people living with mixed long term conditions.

THAT promotes the therapeutic value of arts-based programmes to enhance quality of life, to promote

social inclusion and to empower the individual to make an important contribution to their health and wellbeing.

For more information about the programme, please contact Karine Neill on 01382 835509.

Contact: Debbie Huband, NHS Tayside Communications, (01382) 740134