String of Hearts CIC

String of Hearts CIC Connecting people through music-making in Trafford and Manchester

This week’s day trip to The Bridgewater Hall! On Monday, String of Hearts members from across Trafford and Wythenshawe w...
22/05/2024

This week’s day trip to The Bridgewater Hall!

On Monday, String of Hearts members from across Trafford and Wythenshawe were invited to visit Manchester’s internationally acclaimed concert hall. The visit included a behind the scenes tour, workshop and even the chance to sing on the Bridgewater Hall stage.

Our members thoroughly enjoyed the day: “I loved it, it was wonderful to be able to come here” 🌟

Back to where it all began 🏡 4 years ago, String of Hearts started as a seed of an idea after getting together with olde...
14/05/2024

Back to where it all began 🏡 4 years ago, String of Hearts started as a seed of an idea after getting together with older adults in our town centre.

Fast forward to today and we’ve reached over 2000 people through 6 regular groups, a music phone calls service for those who are housebound, and multiple partnerships with healthcare & housing providers.

Yesterday we enjoyed going back to Sale town centre with one of our groups to write a new song all about our community 💛

We're delighted to announce that we have been supported by the Power of Music Fund!This funding will help us to support ...
08/05/2024

We're delighted to announce that we have been supported by the Power of Music Fund!

This funding will help us to support people living with dementia and their carers through 1-to-1 music phone calls for those who are not able to access our activities in the community.

Thank you to all the funders National Academy for Social Prescribing, Arts Council England, Music for Dementia, The Utley Foundation and Music for All 🌟

Huge thank you Home Instead Charities UK for all your support, we’re so grateful 🙏
29/03/2024

Huge thank you Home Instead Charities UK for all your support, we’re so grateful 🙏

🎶Four years ago, the String of Hearts group embarked on a mission to reduce isolation and foster connections in their community through music, and they've been hitting all the right notes in Trafford and Manchester ever since.🎶

We were thrilled to award the String of Hearts CIC with a grant earlier this year to assist in transporting older people to their singalong sessions, thanks to funding from Home Instead Altrincham, Sale and Wythenshawe - Home Care & Live-in Care.

We eagerly anticipate watching your classes continue to thrive and provide support for ageing adults!

Lovely day out today with our Brooklands group for some fresh air, music and good company ☀️Thank you for making us feel...
19/03/2024

Lovely day out today with our Brooklands group for some fresh air, music and good company ☀️

Thank you for making us feel so welcome Dunham Massey National Trust

🌟Time to Shine 🌟 Our Limelight group from Old Trafford performed their favourite calypso song with new lyrics to a packe...
18/01/2024

🌟Time to Shine 🌟 Our Limelight group from Old Trafford performed their favourite calypso song with new lyrics to a packed audience at a Trafford Council event today!

Can’t wait for String of Hearts showcase event on 18th Dec!Our group members from Trafford & Wythenshawe have been busy ...
12/12/2023

Can’t wait for String of Hearts showcase event on 18th Dec!

Our group members from Trafford & Wythenshawe have been busy preparing a selection of their favourite music to share, including their own original songs and singalongs too 😊

Free tickets available, drop us a message to find out more

In the Christmas spirit 🌟 singing carols in Old Trafford with members of String of Hearts
09/12/2023

In the Christmas spirit 🌟 singing carols in Old Trafford with members of String of Hearts

We are overjoyed to have won a Manchester Culture Award for our work in health & wellbeing with older adults in Wythensh...
05/12/2023

We are overjoyed to have won a Manchester Culture Award for our work in health & wellbeing with older adults in Wythenshawe with Wythenshawe Good Neighbours 🌟

String of Hearts started 4 years ago with a mission to reduce isolation and connect people in our community through music.

We're so happy to have grown our work across Trafford and Manchester during this time and incredibly grateful to all our partners, participants, musicians, team members, volunteers and funders for your continued support 🙏

24/05/2023
18/05/2023
✨ Call out for freelance Activity Coordinator ✨We're looking for someone to join our team and coordinate music activitie...
18/05/2023

✨ Call out for freelance Activity Coordinator ✨

We're looking for someone to join our team and coordinate music activities for older adults in Trafford and Manchester 🥁

Full details: http://artsjobs.org.uk/jobs/search/22284

02/05/2023
We loved meeting everyone today and can’t wait for the next session to continue working on this new song ✨✨
02/05/2023

We loved meeting everyone today and can’t wait for the next session to continue working on this new song ✨✨

Happy   🌟 We brought 50 older residents together to celebrate music written by inspirational women with Wythenshawe Good...
08/03/2023

Happy 🌟 We brought 50 older residents together to celebrate music written by inspirational women with Wythenshawe Good Neighbours Amy Bowles Deane Smith

Singing, making music and writing new songs - what a fun afternoon at Hurst Court! Thanks for having us and to Gmcvo for...
23/02/2023

Singing, making music and writing new songs - what a fun afternoon at Hurst Court! Thanks for having us and to Gmcvo for your support 🙂

Hurst Court residents enjoying a Jam session yesterday. Thank you String of Hearts CIC for bringing so much energy! 🎤🎹🎸🪘🥁🎼

So lovely to welcome residents from Brocklehurst Nursing Home to our Brooklands group session yesterday! Everyone had so...
11/02/2023

So lovely to welcome residents from Brocklehurst Nursing Home to our Brooklands group session yesterday! Everyone had so much fun making music, singing and writing new lyrics 😀

We started a new project with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group group today - weekly music-making sessions with older ...
17/06/2022

We started a new project with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group group today - weekly music-making sessions with older adults at Village 135 supported living scheme! We met their lovely residents and had a good old boogie 🥁 Amy Bowles

Check out these lovely photos from our collaborative event with Wythenshawe Good Neighbours 😊
09/06/2022

Check out these lovely photos from our collaborative event with Wythenshawe Good Neighbours 😊

String of Hearts members performed a selection of music through the decades yesterday at Northenden Social Club with Wyt...
08/06/2022

String of Hearts members performed a selection of music through the decades yesterday at Northenden Social Club with Wythenshawe Good Neighbours - plus new songs written in our workshops!

Photos by Rachel Bywater Photography 🙌
Amina Hussain Brigitte Jones Jaydev Mistry Forever Manchester

Packed house today at Northenden Social Club for our Jubilee music event with Wythenshawe Good NeighboursFeaturing speci...
07/06/2022

Packed house today at Northenden Social Club for our Jubilee music event with Wythenshawe Good Neighbours

Featuring special performances by three String of Hearts groups and musicians Amina Hussain, Clive Hunte, Brigitte Schwarting & Jaydev Mistry

Huge thanks to everyone involved and Forever Manchester and Arts Council England 🌟

Really looking forward to collaborating with Wythenshawe Good Neighbours on this project!
14/05/2022

Really looking forward to collaborating with Wythenshawe Good Neighbours on this project!

String of Hearts and Wythenshawe Good Neighbours awarded grant from Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Forever Manchester for Jubilee Journeys project for older residents String of Hearts musicians and members at music-making workshop. String of Hearts and Wythenshawe Good Neighbours ha...

22/12/2021

Check out Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree 🎄

22/12/2021

Happy Christmas from everyone at String of Hearts! Hope you enjoy listening to Silent Night 🌟

12/11/2021

We're sharing more tracks from our 'Spotlights' album, shining a light on the creativity of our local community!

Check out 'Luna's Snoozin' written by String of Hearts member Brian with Deane Smith 🐾

Here Brian tells us about himself and this brilliant track 🙂

Full track on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8wnJIiPWDU&ab_channel=StringofHeartsCIC

07/11/2021

Check out the fourth track on our 'Spotlights album' - I Miss You

Written by String of Hearts member Kimberley with Amina Hussain

The track is about missing her lovely mum who passed away & remembering the good times together ❤️

Arrangement - Pete Whitfield
Artwork - Lynda Sterling

04/11/2021

Today we’re sharing track 3, Halloween, from our 'Spotlights' album!

This track was written by String of Hearts member Roy with
Amy Bowles

Roy shares how he got involved with String of Hearts & how this track is based on a poem he wrote when he was younger 📕

Video by Busha Productions

As we welcome in 2021, we're so grateful to everyone who supported us in 2020. We ran consultations, online workshops & ...
01/01/2021

As we welcome in 2021, we're so grateful to everyone who supported us in 2020. We ran consultations, online workshops & music phone calls with referrals from and GPs. Group members composed multiple songs including a Lockdown Song which was shared on ITV News and curated a radio show for Wythenshawe FM. Looking forward to seeing what the new year brings & keeping connected. #2021

String of Hearts is happy to share a new radio show curated for Wythenshawe FM 'The Buzz'! The show was created by our o...
21/12/2020

String of Hearts is happy to share a new radio show curated for Wythenshawe FM 'The Buzz'!

The show was created by our online group members during zoom workshop this month. It shares their favourite music as well as a performance of a new song composed one group member too. Huge thanks to Colin at Wythenshawe FM for this opportunity.

Listen back to the show here: https://www.mixcloud.com/WythenshaweFM/the-buzz-part-2-thur-17th-dec/?utm_campaign=notification_new_upload&utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_content=html

Listen to The Buzz part 2 Thur 17th Dec by Wythenshawe FM

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