Posts Tagged ‘London’

Workshop: An Introduction to Autogenic Mindful Relaxation for Performing Artists

Friday, March 11th, 2016

On Saturday 7 May, Giovanna Reitano will hold a workshop suitable for all performers who are interested in learning mind-body relaxation skills.

Date: Saturday 7 May 2016, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Venue: St Michael & All Angels, Bath Road, London, W4 1TT

Fee: £35

Info: This workshop gives an insight on Autogenic Training, and on how autogenic practice can be used for self-awareness and exploration, and as a tool to reduce performance-related distress or symptoms. The workshop is designed for performers who are interested in learning mind-body relaxation skills for self-development, and to enhance their performance.

Workshop Leader: Giovanna Reitano, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Autogenic Trainer with background in Music Performance and Applied Theatre. Giovanna’s work with performers focuses on the use of relaxation techniques to prevent and reduce performance-related stress.

Booking: Please note that the booking deadline is 18th March. For more information and for bookings, please email Giovanna, who is organising this event as an independent practitioner – autogenic-training@musarteandmore.com

An Evening for BAPAM with Owen Murray and Quartet

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

 Thursday 17th March 2016 

49 Queens Gate Terrace ,London, SW17

7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine are invited to an evening event for our charity, generously hosted by Vernon and Hazel Ellis at their home at 49 Queens Gate Terrace.

As a centrepiece, a recital will be given by renowned classical accordionist Owen Murray. Accompanied by a string quartet, his theme will be literature and music and will embrace works by Hans Christian Andersen and Carl Sagan. The composers are Patrick Nunn, Poul Ruders and Gerardo Gozzi. There will also be pieces by Mozart and Astor Piazzolla.

Wine and canapés will be served.

The emergence of the classical accordion as a recognised and respected instrument on the UK concert platform is due in no small way to the efforts and achievements of Owen, who has single-handedly pioneered an awareness and enthusiasm for the instrument in the classical music world.

Tickets cost £20 plus a suggested donation (i.e. Gift Aid element) of £30. Booking is by email only.

Please contact deborah@bapam.org.uk

INSIGHTS Day

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

BAPAM Healthy Performance Education Programme Launch

Our INSIGHTS Day aims to help performers, teachers, students, arts organisations, healthcare practitioners and employers optimise & inspire healthy performance practice. 

London, Saturday 5 March 2016 

Injury prevention
Networks
Stress management
Instrumental technique
Good practice
Health
Teaching
Success

Our growing network of performing arts medicine practitioners and trainers, and the expertise gained through our clinical work puts us in a unique position to share essential advice and techniques for healthy and successful careers throughout the performing arts community. Our INSIGHTS Day launches our education programme with a day of talks and workshops focusing on vital knowledge and skills. Early Bird tickets are now on sale for £45 (full price £85). Musicians’ Union members will always pay the lower rate. Sessions throughout the day will explore key topics including:

Drusilla Redman, Physiotherapist (BAPAM and Guildhall School of Music and Drama)  The performer’s body: Posture and musculoskeletal health, warm-up and cool-down routines.

Sarah Upjohn, Physiotherapist (BAPAM and Purcell School) Are you sitting comfortably? A workshop for instrumentalists who need to switch between sitting and standing positions. 

Paul Sogaard, Guitarist and Teacher  Ergonomics of the guitar. A holistic approach to practice and performance including advice on posture, left and right hand technique, Alexander Technique in guitar playing, and issues for acoustic and electric guitar players.

Penelope Roskell, Pianist and Teacher (Trinity College of Music). Piano performance advice and techniques.

Karen O’Connor, Performance Coach. Techniques for performance enhancement and performance anxiety management.

Giovanna Reitano, Trainer and Counsellor. An introduction to Autogenic Training for performing artists

Alison Loram, Violinist, Scientist, Alexander Technique Teacher. Realising potential in performance: An introduction to the Alexander Technique

Jenevora Williams, Vocal coach and singer. Vocal health for voice users: healthy voice functioning, and how things may go wrong. Some simple remedies and exercises will be explored, as well as ways of preventing future voice problems.

Jane Oakland, Music psychologist and singer. Managing the transition from performance student to professional performer. 

‘Ask the expert’ sessions with practitioners in this field.

The INSIGHTS Day will be held at the Musicians’ Union, 60 – 62 Clapham Road, SW9 0JJ London.

Advance booking is essential. Early bird tickets are available now at www.insightsday.eventbrite.co.uk

Early Bird tickets: £45 (available until 26 January)
Full price: £85
Students: £55

Lunch and materials are included in the ticket price.

Our ticket prices are designed to make BAPAM events accessible. Additional donations greatly help us to continue to provide our support services for performers.

We are grateful to the Musicians’ Union for supporting this event.

If you’d like to find out more about arranging a bespoke BAPAM training event for individuals or organisations, please take a look at our Education and Training Information and Enquiries Pack.

Carols for Choir and Audience – London Concert Choir

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Thanks to London Concert Choir who will be collecting donations for BAPAM at their Christmas Carol Concert on Friday 18 December. We’re delighted and really looking forward to the concert! A number of tickets are now available directly from BAPAM, part of the value of which will directly support our work.

Tickets are available now from BAPAM

£20 (under-16s £10)
Includes a programme and an interval drink

Please call 020 7404 5888 or email enquiries@bapam.org.uk  

Buying tickets for the concert directly from us is a great way to help BAPAM and UK performing arts. We are hugely grateful for your support in enabling us to continue to offer our committed service to those many performing artists who come to us for help.

Friday 18 December 2015, 7.30pm
St. Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct, EC1
(nearest tube St Paul’s)

London Concert Choir is one of London’s leading amateur choirs. A lively and friendly choir of around 150 members, LCC puts on a wide variety of classical music concerts, from unaccompanied church music to large-scale choral works, as well as giving concert performances of operas and songs from the shows. With its Music Director Mark Forkgen the choir regularly appears at all the major London concert venues as well as visiting European destinations, including France, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland. In July 2014 the choir visited Italy to give a repeat performance of Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons with Southbank Sinfonia in the Basilica of St Francis at Assisi and a concert of unaccompanied English choral music in Orvieto Cathedral.

Conductor: Mark Forkgen

Organist: James Longford 

 

 

 

BAPAM is Moving

Friday, November 13th, 2015

New Address: BAPAM, 31 Southampton Row, Holborn, London, WC1B 5HJ

To patients, staff, volunteers, funders and supporters of BAPAM.

BAPAM has been located at 34 Gray’s Inn Road for around ten years in premises that have proved convenient for patients, volunteer clinicians, staff and other stakeholders in the charity.

But, alas, we have to move. In January 2016 our lease expires. Our landlord has asked for rent of more than double the current level. Additionally, any new tenancy elsewhere would require us to enter into a lease of several years duration. It is currently uncertain whether BAPAM’s funding beyond 2016 will be sufficient for us to sign such a lease.

In early 2016 we will move our administration into smaller but non-permanent premises. We believe we will be able to locate separate consulting rooms which can be used by our clinicians during those times when they are most needed. Splitting the locations of our administration and our clinical consulting is not ideal, but is the most realistic option in view of the constraints that are described above.

We have consulted various BAPAM stakeholders including, of course, our staff, and we are grateful that they are ready to make things work as well as possible for the charity as we undertake these changes.

We are determined to continue the committed service we offer to those many performing artists and other professionals and students in the industry who come to us for help but it is realistic to point out that over the next few months we will not be able to provide clinical services at the same level as at present, and we ask for everyone’s understanding. The London clinic will be closed from December 2015 to March 2016.

We hope that the arrangements we now make for 2016 will be temporary and that we will in future be able to secure a new permanent home, even if not as centrally located as at present, but one that is appropriate for the thousands of performing artists who turn to us, and for our volunteer clinicians.

BAPAM provides, of course, much more than just those clinical services in London. It is our firm intention that those other strands of our work will continue uninterrupted.

BAPAM’s board of trustees asks for your understanding and, of course, for your continued support.

Richard Price, Chair of the BAPAM Board of Trustees

From 14 December 2015 our new address will be: BAPAM, 31 Southampton Row, Holborn. London, WC1B 5HJ.

Royal Society of Musicians Annual Charity Concert

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Our friends and supporters, the Royal Society of Musicians, are holding their 20th annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert on March 3rd 2015 at 7.30pm at the Wigmore Hall. Britain’s oldest musical charity, The Royal Society of Musicians have been providing assistance to musicians in need since 1738

Click here for more information and to book your ticket online.

Two of Britain’s finest award-winning string quartets, the Sacconi and Navarra, are joined at the Wigmore Hall by top British cellist, Guy Johnston in a programme of contrasts – the brilliant textures and vibrant colours of Bridge and Ravel and the titanic Classical quintet by Schubert.

The Navarra String Quartet is highly sought-after, with an international reputation, receiving awards such as the MIDEM Classique Young Artist Award and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. They have been described as “one of the most dynamic and poetic string quartets of today”.

Since their formation in 2001, the Sacconi Quartet have rooted a reputation for their seductive style. With their own record label and many critically acclaimed recordings, The Sacconi’s four founding members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for quartet repertoire, bringing a fresh and sparky feel to string playing and reaching out to new audiences worldwide.

Guy Johnston has fast become one of the UK’s finest soloists and chamber musicians. He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and patron of many youth charities and organisations. Guy has established himself as not only an inspiration on the cello but a figurehead of music-making in Britain.

All three cellos being performed on at this concert are on long-term loans to the cellists by the Royal Society of Musicians.