Date: 2 Jun 2019
Cost: £45, £40 for 2 or more booking together
Details: 10am - 4.30pm
Location: Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley, L40 3SY
Run by: Vivien Ellis
Contact details: 07305 806741
Vivien has been leading singing groups for over 25 years, and is a Grammy-nominated vocalist specialising in early music and folk song. An experienced researcher into the cultural history of songs and into the connections between singing and wellbeing, Vivien is currently part of a collaborative project in York where GPs are being trained in the benefits of the creative arts for health and wellbeing. Her ballad walks which explore historical themes, will be on offer at The Beverley Early Music Festival in May and her most recent performance project, with fiddle player Giles Lewin, is of ballads associated with The Peterloo Massacre and will be part of this year’s York Festival of Ideas. Her singing of lullabies was featured recently BBC radio’s ‘An Alternative History of Mothering’, broadcast on Mother’s Day, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003sz2
Vivien creates a friendly and inclusive atmosphere in her workshops, where everyone can relax, have fun and learn. She teaches all songs by ear, with lyrics and music available, one of which will be one of the earliest songs in the English language!