I am looking forward to hearing first-hand from writer Alex Renton about his discovery in recent years of his own family’s direct involvement in the slave trade in the West Indies; learning about the impact of this knowledge on he and his own family. Plus hearing from human rights activist and Scientist Sir Geoff Palmer and Trinidadian based political commentator and author Rhoda Bharath. What an episode. For more details and to book, please visit the Eventbrite page.
Really pleased to be back online this coming Monday 17 January, 1900 to 2015 UK time, and you are invited to sing with me.
Everyone is welcome. I am offering this session for **free**. Come and raise your voice and release your sound. Sing for joy not judgement. Sing for freedom. To join, all you need to do is register which you can do via this Eventbrite link
What a dream to be back on stage again. And to be on a stage in front of a live audience. And with a backdrop of the sea. And to be performing a set in support of Gabrielle. Blessings were showered on me in receiving this opportunity. What better way to return to the stage after a hiatus of 18 months. Wonderful.
Photograph: Ryan Laity
Having created the Mind, Body & Song series online, I am bringing a half-day version of these sessions to a beautiful part of Dorset. On Saturday 9 October, you have the opportunity to join me for this retreat of singing, sound and song. Open to all, regardless of musical knowlege or ability, you would be very welcome to join – particularly if you are someone who has always felt slightly unsure about using your voice. More details and can be found on Eventbrite using this link: bit.ly
Really pleased to announce the next Stronger on Sundays programme which is set to be another engaging discussion. We will hear from Rehena Harilall a South African activist who grew up during the apartheid era. Kwaku of British Black Music will join us too and together we will hear about the powerful importance and impact of music as part of rights protest. Tickets are by donation with a range of suggested amounts to suit all budgets. For more details and to book, please visit the Eventbrite page.
I am really pleased to welcome Transformational Energy Healer, Usu’ra into our beautiful online room of music.
Earlybird tickets are available at £13.50 until the 16 June with a concessionary price of £6. More info and booking details are on the Eventbrite page.
Registration is open to join the next Stronger on Sundays session which will take place on Sunday 25 April, from 1800 to 2000 BST.
I am really pleased to be holding another S.o.S which will invite a conversation with compassion on the notion of Being White Awake in a heart-centred space that is filled with music.
Please visit the Eventbrite page for further information including details on all the guests and how to gain entry into the S.o.S Zoom Room.
Stronger on Sundays is part of Melissa’s SING4SANE community Big Sing & mental health project. You can learn more about this on YouTube.
Last month’s session of MBS was another beautiful event with Reiki Teacher and Holistic Healer, Lorna McLean bringing her healing gifts into the space.
This month I am pleased to welcome Body-based Healer, Susanna Alyce who will introduce practises to help bring about a deeper awareness of the body and the mind.
Earlybird tickets are available until 14 April at £13.50 with a concessionary price of £6. Visit the Eventbrite page for details.
Last Saturday’s Mind, Body & Song session was all I intended it to be, and much more. A beautiful ceremony of song, it was. Intuitive, Annie Chen offered her gifts in breathwork and guided meditation. Following this, I led a musical ceremony of sound using my voice and song. It transpired to be a warm and deeply nourishing space, so I am planning another.
The next session is to be held on Saturday 20 March, 2021 from 1900 to 2100 GMT. Lorna McLean is a Meditator, Reiki Teacher and Holistic Therapist and I am pleased to say Lorna will join this session, bringing her healing gifts.
MBS is a space for connecting, healing and empowering women. And for building community.
Bookings are open via Eventbrite, with an early bird ticket priced at £13.50 until 16 March when the price will then become £15.50. Concessions are available at £6.