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Global Music Visions C.I.C. Music Workshop Taster Session 29th September 2018

We had the second of our two music workshops at the Charles Dickens Centre, Lake Road, Portsmouth. In the session some participants continued their introduction to music technology and recording, by exploring more of the software, for others this was new. They also had support with playing the acoustic guitars. The group worked together to setup the microphones, to play and to record/engineer a piece of music, which they had composed.

Included is a picture of the group of five discussing ideas for recording their piece of music. One participant is sitting behind a MIDI keyboard, whilst two others are sitting behind a microphone each playing acoustic guitars. Two other people are standing by each microphone, ready to change the position of the microphone if necessary.
Included is a picture of the group of five discussing ideas for recording their piece of music.
Included is a picture of four participants. Two are sitting behind a microphone playing acoustic guitars, and two others are standing by each microphone, ready to change the position if needed. All the participants are wearing headphones to listen to the recording.
Included is a picture of four participants, recording their piece of music.

We are going to be offering more Music Workshops soon.

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We Are Running 2 Music Workshop Taster Sessions, 15th and 29th September 2018

Using computer music software, and real instruments, you will have an introduction to music technology. You will be able to compose your own music, and play instruments in the software. You may enjoy singing, or recording, editing, and mixing your ideas? These small group sessions are for people of all ages, living with some form of sight loss or other disabilities, and will be driven by you as a group, in a safe supportive environment.

A picture of the group recording and playing percussion instruments together. There are 4 people standing behind 2 microphones on stands, whilst one person is using a MIDI Keyboard, another person is sitting at the laptop monitoring the volume levels of the recording.
The group recording, playing keyboard, and percussion instruments.

Dates: 15th September, and 29th September 2018

  Time: 2pm – 4pm.

Venue: Charles Dickens Activity Centre, Lake Road, Portsmouth.

Cost: £10.00 per session.

Spaces will be limited!

To find out more, secure your place, and inform us of any additional needs, please contact us via:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @GlobalMusicVis

Telephone: 07742311486

 

 

Toucan Diversity Training Ltd. Visual Impairment Awareness Training 28th June 2018

Another successful Disability Equality and Visual Impairment Awareness Training event took place today. Organised by Toucan Diversity Training Ltd, and held at Gunwharf Quays, the event was facilitated by Madissa Asgari MA, BA (Hons) and David Shervill, Founder of Global Music Visions C.I.C.

From left to right, David and Madissa are sitting at the end of the table, with the laptop open in front of them.
David and Madissa getting ready to deliver the session.

Find out more about Toucan Diversity Training Ltd

Website: www.toucan-diversity.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Toucan.Diversity

Phone: 07834885539

Inclusive Photography Exhibition with Losing My Sight UK, May 2018

LMS UK Founder, Dave Taylor, asked Global Music Visions C.I.C. to create brief audio descriptions for this Exhibition.

David Shervill handing the Memory Sticks to Dave Taylor in Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth. They are standing in front of some of the photographs on display.
David Shervill handing the Memory Sticks to Dave Taylor.

The purpose of the Exhibition is to showcase the work of those who are blind and partially sighted, showing that regardless of your level of sight you can enjoy photography and art, or explore other interests you may have. The accompanying audio description enhances the viewing experience for those who are blind or partially sighted.

The Exhibition is running from 14th May until 14th June 2018 in the Central Library on the ground floor.

To find out more please contact Dave Taylor, via one of the following ways below:

Email: 
[email protected]

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LosingMySightUK/

Twitter: twitter.com/losingmysightuk

Contact Number: 07462242143

 

Toucan Diversity Training Ltd. Visual Impairment Awareness Training 28th June 2018

This Event is being held at Gunwharf Quays, Gunwharf Quays House, Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ, 10am to 12noon. This event is organised by Toucan Diversity Training Ltd, and facilitated by Madissa Asgari MA, BA (Hons) and David Shervill, Founder of Global Music Visions C.I.C.

Topics Covered Include: Models of Disability, Understanding Visual Impairment, and how to promote inclusive practice around visual and communication needs.

Visual Impairment Awareness Training Event Information Poster.
Event Poster.

Session Outcomes Include: Understanding the value of the Social Model of Disability, be confident in communicating with disabled people, the use of correct language and etiquette, and be able to promote effective inclusion.

Find out more about Toucan Diversity Training Ltd

Website: www.toucan-diversity.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Toucan.Diversity

Phone: 07834885539

Inclusive Art Exhibition Creating Audio CD for Soundscapes April 2018

Global Music Visions C.I.C. were asked by Artist Clarke Reynolds to create soundtracks for use during his residency with Sticks Gallery in Fareham Shopping Centre. We created a Sea Soundscape, plus sounds for a Citrus Still Life session, and also a relaxing Country Meadow, to stimulate artistic ideas.

A picture of David from Global Music Visions C.I.C. handing Clarke Reynolds a CD of created backing tracks for his inclusive Art Exhibition.
Clarke Reynolds receiving his CD from David.

The purpose of the Exhibition is to encourage visually impaired people to experience art using taste, touch, smell, and sound senses, as triggers for producing their own art work. It is also hoped that people with vision will also explore Clarke’s artwork.

Clarke’s residency begins on 23rd April until 20th May 2018. People are welcome to come and join Clarke working on his art exhibits, and to produce something themselves.

From 20th – 27th May, between 11am to 4pm there will be a solo exhibition of the work produced.

To find out more please contact Clarke Reynolds on:

Contact Number: 07432242834

Music Session at Minstead Trust in Portsmouth on 7th December 2017

We had another fun afternoon of music at Minstead Trust in Portsmouth, working with a group of people with all different abilities. Everyone joined in playing percussion instruments, and some in the group led parts of the session too. There was a real buzz of energy in the room, and everyone was in a festive mood at the end.

A picture of a participant playing tambourine along to the music.
A participant playing tambourine along to the music.

To find out more about Minstead Trust, and their services in the Portsmouth and the New Forest area, use the contact details below.

Website: www.minsteadtrust.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheMinsteadTrust/

Phone: 023 8081 2297

 

SoCo Music Project at Southampton Sight 11th November 2017

David and Jim went to Southampton Sight to run a music workshop for a group of visually impaired young people. It was a group with quite a wide age range.

Here is a picture of some of the group playing the percussion instruments, and singing their song “My Friend Chic”.
Some of the group playing the percussion instruments, and singing their song “My Friend Chic”.

After a sing-along warm up, the group decided to compose a song about a teddy bear called Chic. Mind mapping their ideas onto paper gave the group the opportunity to think about and discuss what Chic might be like, what he would like to eat, things he liked to do, etc.

They wrote their own lyrics to the song using the ideas from the mind map. The song was called “My friend Chic”, and was inspired by a participant’s teddy bear.

They randomly chose some chords, which Jim used to create a tune on the acoustic guitar.

Using percussion instruments to play along with Jim, the group sang the lyrics they had written. The group also performed the song at the end of the session to friends, family, and staff members.

Everyone had an enjoyable time, according to the feedback received.

Here is a Picture of Chic the Teddy Bear.
Chic the Teddy Bear

To find out more about SoCo Music Project, visit the links below:

Website: www.socomusicproject.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SoCoMusicProj/

Twitter: twitter.com/socomusic

To find out more about Southampton Sight, and the services they offer, visit the links below:

Website: southamptonsight.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sotonsight2010/

Twitter: twitter.com/sotonsight?lang=en

Contact Number: 023 8076 9882