Wigmore Hall Learning is dedicated to co-creating bespoke creative music making programmes that are responsive to the aims and needs of our partners and participants.
We aim to embed our values of creativity, collaboration, and equality within our partnerships by working collaboratively from each project’s inception, delivery, and evaluation.
Wigmore Hall works in partnership with Solace Women’s Aid, an organisation that for more than 40 years has supported women and children in London to build safe and strong lives and futures free from abuse and violence.
Our experienced musicians lead workshops in refuges with women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, using singing and creative music making to improve wellbeing and provide a space in which women and children can have fun together and express themselves creatively.
We see first-hand the positive effect that music can have on the participants: over the series of workshops we often witness participants increasing in confidence, and the bond between mothers and children is strengthened.
In response to the pandemic, we are leading online music workshops based on learning and success from remote activity across the Wigmore Hall Learning programme (see our recent news release for more info). We are working to phase back to in-person activity when it is safe to do so.
The 2020/21 programme is generously funded by The Emmanuel Kaye Foundation
The Cardinal Hume Centre gives homeless young people, families in need and local people the support they need to realise their full potential and overcome poverty and homelessness.
Wigmore Hall and The Cardinal Hume Centre have been working together since 2010, leading creative music workshops with young people at the Centre’s hostel, and with parents/carers and children who engage with the family services. Through music making we aim to improve personal and social skills, enhance connections with family or other young people, develop interest and confidence in music making, and boost the wellbeing of participants.
The 2020/21 programme is generously funded by The Westminster Brighter Futures Fund.