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.
Musicians from Wigmore Hall lead weekly workshops with women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, using singing and creative music making to help improve their wellbeing and provide a space where 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.
The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. They work with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in need.
Wigmore Hall Learning and The Cardinal Hume Centre have been working together since 2010, providing creative activity aiming to increase confidence; develop language, communication and teamwork skills; and empower people to express themselves through music.
We are currently leading creative music workshops for families, and song-writing sessions for young people.