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Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 September 2018
10am – 6pm
Join us this September for our first in a series of Autumn Festival Weekends. This weekend, we are celebrating nature in all its glory. We invite you to join us and discover new ways you can improve your wellbeing by getting outdoors, exploring nature and discovering a new skill.
We are taking inspiration from the Five Ways to Wellbeing with our weekend of events and activities: go outside and be active amongst nature, connect with the people around you, take notice of the everyday wildness on your doorstop, and get outdoors and try something new.
This weekend you can watch live music from the incredible, energetic Back Chat Brass, join our free Singing Workshop in the Courtyard, get stuck into our Welly Walk and Nature Trail on the Lakeside Path, try your hand at sketching the wonderful views on the Terrace, or book onto one of our Tai Chi, or Mindfulness workshops.
Bursting onto the scene in 2016 Back Chat Brass are an instant favourite. With a nod to their roots in pop, funk and hip-hop they combine a brass twist on classic tunes with electrifying showmanship that has been timelessly proven to ignite any occasion. Equally at home wielding their horns on a stage or roaming round a festival Back Chat Brass will literally drag you out of your seat for a party!
On Sunday at 12 and 2pm in the Courtyard, come and enjoy making some noise this autumn! We will be exploring the sounds that our voices can make in this interactive session of music-making. We will also be singing some well known songs, as well as teaching a couple of brand new ones. No previous music or singing experience necessary – these sessions are open to all ages and abilities.
George is a musician based in Manchester. Originally from Essex, he studied at the University of Leeds before completing a masters in oboe performance at the Royal Northern College of Music. George’s experience lies in theatre music and outreach. He works on Blackburn Cathedral’s “Sing Together” project in primary schools around Lancashire, and is about to commence training with his wind quintet Chameleon on the Live Music Now scheme – where musicians are trained in giving workshops to participants whose lives are challenged due to disability, illness, poverty or social disadvantage. His other work includes working with the RNCM and UK Productions Ltd as a musical director, and as oboist with Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra and the Skaparis Orchestra.