Open Voices

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These sociable groups are especially suitable for adults with learning difficulties or disabilities. The music chosen will be varied, with everything from pop songs to classics. The singing session will include a break for refreshments.

Come and sing with Open Voices!

Music Leaders: Victoria Barlow, Pip Flewitt, Cliff McArdle, Sarah Trevers and Helen Tooth.

Do you enjoy singing? Would you like to be a member of a choir?

Open Voices is Music for Everyone’s latest community project. The idea is to provide especially designed singing sessions for adults with learning difficulties or disabilities. Linking in with the expertise of Open Wings (based in Sherwood) and Reach (based in Southwell), MfE hopes to create a whole network of Open Voices singing groups in Nottinghamshire.

Come and try it for free. The first session you attend will be a free taster session. After this, there will be a fee of £2 per session, covering everything you need, plus a ‘half-time’ cup of tea or coffee + biscuits! Subsidised places are available. Interested? – please send us an email to admin@music-for-everyone.org to let us know you are coming along, or just turn up at the first session. Let’s get everyone singing!

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Open Voices Sherwood

Open Voices – Sherwood meet on a Friday morning from 10.00am – 12.00pm at St Martin’s Church, Trevose Gardens, Sherwood NG5 3FU. Full rehearsal dates for 2022/23 can be found below.

How to get there by car:
The venue is easy to find – it is next to Woodthorpe Park, turning left off the Mansfield Road heading towards Nottingham, or turning right if heading towards Arnold. There is plenty of parking in the church grounds and also on Trevose Gardens.

How to get there by bus:
All buses travelling along the Mansfield Road stop at Magnus Road (Nottingham to Arnold) or Woodthorpe Drive (Arnold to Sherwood) the church is a 2 mins walk along Trevose Gardens.

Disabled access to venue is available.

Rehearsal dates – Sherwood Open Voices

Autumn 2022
16th September
23rd September
30th September
7th October
14th October
21st October
4th November
11th November
18th November
25th November
2nd December
9th December

Spring 2023
13th January
20th January
27th January
3rd February
10th February
24th February
3rd March
10th March
17th March
24th March
31st March

Summer 2023
28th April
5th May
12th May
19th May
26th May
9th June
16th June
23rd June
30th June
7th July
14th July
21st July


Open Voices West Bridgford

This group meet on a Tuesday morning throughout school term time from 10.00am – 12 noon at St Luke’s Church, Leahurst Road, West Bridgford NG2 6GL. The final session of each term will include an informal performance to friends and family. Full dates for 2022/23 are below.

How to get there by car:
The venue is easy to find and there is parking in the church grounds or on streets close by. Click here to see the map

How to get there by bus:
The Green Line 6 or Green Line 7 runs every 30 minutes, alight at Leahurst Road and the church is just a short walk away. The Keyworth Connection stops on Valley Road and St Luke’s is a 10 minute walk.

Disabled access to venue is available.

Rehearsal dates – West Bridgford Open Voices

Autumn 2022
13th September
20th September
27th September
4th October
11th October
18th October
1st November
8th November
15th November
22nd November
29th November
6th December

Spring 2023
10th January
17th January
24th January
31st January
7th February
21st February
28th February
7th March
14th March
21st March
28th March

Summer 2023
25th April
2nd May
9th May
16th May
23rd May
6th June
13th June
20th June
27th June
4th July
11th July
18th July


Open Voices Beeston

Open Voices Beeston meet on a Tuesday morning during school term time from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston NG9 2AR. The final session of each term will include an informal performance to friends and family. Full dates for 2022/23 are below.

How to get there:

From Nottingham, the centre is very easy to find on public transport. Any tram going towards Toton Lane stops at Middle Street, which is right outside the centre.

Disabled access to venue is available.

Rehearsal dates – Beeston Open Voices

Autumn 2022
13th September
20th September
27th September
4th October
11th October
18th October
1st November
8th November
15th November
22nd November
29th November
6th December

Spring 2023
10th January
17th January
24th January
31st January
7th February
21st February
28th February
7th March
14th March
21st March
28th March

Summer 2023
25th April
2nd May
9th May
16th May
23rd May
6th June
13th June
20th June
27th June
4th July
11th July
18th July


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