Weekly Session Blog #19: Sn…Sn…Sno – Spring?!.: Monday 10th March 2014

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In the words of everybody across the nation, SPRING HAS INDEED SPRUNG! The pavements of Meanwood have never seemed so beautiful; ice cream has never felt so prominent on my To-Do list.

While grinning like idiots as we left our coats at home, Musical ARC prepared for another week of recording. This time, well-practiced, we knew instantly what we had to do. We resumed our places and remained patient and co-operative for the unfolding sounds of The Chase.

10th March 2014 Elly, Mave and James rehearsing The Mango Tree at a Monday Session.

10th March 2014 Elly, Mave and James rehearsing The Mango Tree at a Monday Session.

We had reached the halfway mark in the process of recording The Mango Tree, and meanwhile, there was another exciting event on the list for Musical ARC this week. Somewhere inside a glorious and grand pavilion at Elland Road Stadium, I splayed a colourful array of maracas, flyers and live video action across a podium.

2014-03-12 EPIC SEN Event Elland Road - Melissa's Stall

2014-03-12 EPIC SEN Event Elland Road – Melissa’s Stall

This was in aid of the EPIC SEN event, an important occasion for children with complex needs and their friends and family. It aims to share and showcase an array of services and activities available to improve the quality of life of these people, and is a positive and inspiring way of introducing them to organisations like Musical ARC. Visitors to my stall got the chance to…

  • Watch a sneak preview of DB’s video Beyond the Wheelchair
  • Browse some of Artform’s instruments
  • Hear all about our Equal Sound workshops in Leeds
  • Chat to a rather excited me about The Mango Tree show in June
2014-03-12 EPIC SEN Event Elland Road - Melissa's Stall

2014-03-12 EPIC SEN Event Elland Road – Melissa’s Stall

It was a breath of fresh air in Musical Arc’s schedule, and just seemed to compliment the beautiful tinge of Spring in our surrounding world.

by Melissa Thompson

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