Presentations from 2020 Annual Gathering
Video of the NVN at 25 years – filmed at the 2020 Annual Gathering
Keynote Workshop by Lucky Moyo and Dessi Stefanova – This link leads you to a Dropbox folder, where you can view and download the text from the workshop and all the songs.
Creating a Fully Integrated Choir by Joanna Greet Wielemans (This is a PowerPoint presentation and will download to your computer)
Singing within XR and for the Climate Emergency by Jane Lewis and Becca Flintham
Trauma Informed Practice Workshop by Janet Swan
Round workshop by Laura Bradshaw
Fanfare Warm-Up by Helen Yeomans
Wacky Warm-Ups by Rod Paton
Timeline of the NVN at 25 years:
Older Annual Gathering Presentations
Giving Voice by Joan Mills
Pre-AGM Discussion on Giving Voice, by Polly Bolton
Transgender Awareness for Choirs by Kit Heyam
Getting Men Singing by Dominic Stichbury
Breath Support for Singing by Janet Swan
Digital Life and IT Tools by Sue Ellar
2017 – Research into Singing for Wellbeing and Health
Professor Stephen Clift from the Sidney de Haan Centre at Canterbury Christ Church University gave a presentation on recent results and current research into singing for wellbeing and health. He was also joined by NVN member Vivien Ellis, who gave a brief description of an education study she co-led with Stephen Clift, introducing trainee GPs to the potential of singing, dancing, storytelling and visual arts for health.
The whole presentation is available to hear and view here. The easiest way to use this is to click on the link and then click on the “download” button at the top right of the screen and the whole folder will download onto your computer. You can then click on the different files in order. The file named “read this first” is a useful introduction, and this is followed by audio files and a PDF file and the PowerPoint slides.
(Please note that if you have a problem opening the PowerPoint file, please follow these instructions:
- Open the downloads folder
- Right click on the icon for the file
- Click on “properties”
- At the bottom, click on “unblock”
The file should now open normally.)
Many thanks to David Gunn for his technical help with this, Paul Wilson for the audio recordings, Vivien Ellis for her commitment to this research, and of course to Stephen for his presentation and valuable ongoing work.
2013 – Communities of Practice
Below are summaries of the presentations about Communities of Practice given by Val Regan at the Annual Gathering in January 2013. Please note that these are only the Powerpoint presentations and as such they are unlikely to make complete sense to anyone who didn’t attend these sessions.
Annual Gathering feedback
Summary of feedback from 2019 Annual Gathering by Lotte Reimer
Detailed feedback from event evaluation of 2019 Annual Gathering