Across our society, people of all ages are living with loneliness and isolation. Increasing inequality is eroding our trust in each other. As schools and social services face ongoing budget cuts, music and arts are becoming endangered on the school curriculum. On top of this, the idea of ‘English cultural heritage’ is at risk of being appropriated by those who seek, ultimately, to divide us.
Wren Music’s mission is to work with music and culture in order to educate, inspire creativity, promote inclusion and celebrate identity and diversity.
Every week, using folk music, Wren makes music-making a reality for hundreds of people across Devon and the South West of England. This includes children in their early years and older adults in residential care homes, and everyone in between, including looked after children, teenagers with disabilities, vulnerable adults, and the general public.
This music-making gives regular contact with a group of friendly and familiar people, the opportunity for self-expression, the chance to learn about local cultural history, improve a new skill, achieve something together with others, and feel proud of those achievements. All of which can make a big difference to your overall health, well being and sense of belonging.
With your help we can do more.
Thank you for supporting Wren Music.
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