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 part of Music for Everyone’s health & well-being programme. 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), Reach (based in Southwell) and Portland College (based in Mansfield), 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 an optional donation of £3 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 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 2023/24 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 2023
12th September
19th September
26th September
3rd October
10th October
17th October
7th November
14th November
21st November
28th November
5th December
12th December

Spring 2024
9th January
16th January
23rd January
30th January
6th February
27th February
5th March
12th March
19th March
26th March

Summer 2024
16th April
23rd April
30th April
7th May
14th May
21st May
11th June
18th June
25th June
2nd July
9th July
16th July


Open Voices Mansfield

The Mansfield group is the newest Open Voices choir for MfE, starting in May 2023 as part of a new partnership with Portland College.

Open Voices – Mansfield meet on a Friday afternoon from 1.45pm – 3.15pm at Portland College, Newstart Theatre, Nottingham Road, Harlow Wood, Mansfield NG18 4TJ. Full rehearsal dates for 2023/24 can be found below.

For more information, please contact Andy: email andrewgosling@portland.ac.uk or phone 01623 499111

Rehearsal dates – Mansfield Open Voices

Autumn 2023
15th September
22nd September
29th September
6th October
13th October
20th October
10th November
17th November
24th November
1st December
8th December
15th December

Spring 2024
12th January
19th January
26th January
2nd February
9th February
23rd February
1st March
8th March
15th March
22nd March

Summer 2024
19th April
26th April
3rd May
10th May
17th May
24th May
14th June
21st June
28th June
5th July
12th July
19th July


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 2023/24 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 2023
15th September
22nd September
29th September
6th October
13th October
20th October
10th November
17th November
24th November
1st December
8th December
15th December

Spring 2024
12th January
19th January
26th January
2nd February
9th February
23rd February
1st March
8th March
15th March
22nd March

Summer 2024
19th April
26th April
3rd May
10th May
17th May
24th May
14th June
21st June
28th June
5th July
12th July
19th 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 2023/24 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 2023
12th September
19th September
26th September
3rd October
10th October
17th October
7th November
14th November
21st November
28th November
5th December
12th December

Spring 2024
9th January
16th January
23rd January
30th January
6th February
27th February
5th March
12th March
19th March
26th March

Summer 2024
16th April
23rd April
30th April
7th May
14th May
21st May
11th June
18th June
25th June
2nd July
9th July
16th July


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