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New Tricks kicks off soundLINCS 20th Birthday Celebrations!


Last week saw soundLINCS begin their 20th birthday celebrations with a birthday bash at Whisby Nature Reserve on Friday 1st June. The evening was a chance to say ‘thank you’ to the many people who have made soundLINCS what it is today. It was an evening filled with music, the sharing of memories and a very sizeable cake! As Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE, soundLINCS CEO, exclaimed “It was truly the soundLINCS way to celebrate reaching this significant milestone and it was wonderful to witness such a fantastic group of people coming together to celebrate this moment in the charity’s history.”

With soundLINCS showing no signs of slowing down in its 20th year, on Saturday 2nd June, The Blue Room hosted an outstanding evening celebrating a selection of soundLINCS ‘New Tricks’ groups, including, The Old School Killing Machine, “Insert Name Here”, Stringemy Jig and One Good Eye.

The evening commenced at 7:30pm in The Blue Room located at the Lawn, Lincoln. Performers were greeted by a full house and an abundance of smiling faces, all eager to take in the delights of the four bands. The bands are part of soundLINCS ‘New Tricks’ programme of music workshops for older adults and they certainly did not disappoint. The groups performed marvellously ensuring the atmosphere they created was electric.

Nicola Stanton, soundLINCS’ Programme Development Officer, and the New Trick lead remarked “This is amazing, we could not be happier, this is what the project is all about, older adults coming together and having fun with music, it was the perfect way to kick off the 20th anniversary year of soundLINCS. All the participants have worked incredibly hard over the last few months to bring this evening together, it was fabulous.”

New Tricks is soundLINCS’ Older Adults Music Service across Lincolnshire supported by funding from Arts Council England and the Postcode Community Trust. It is an exciting and inclusive programme, facilitated by soundLINCS to establish and sustain music-making groups across the country. With over a dozen groups already enjoying making music together across the county, there are many opportunities for people to come along and see what the sessions are all about. soundLINCS welcomes new venues, groups, and organisations who would be interested in hosting sessions for their community to join with us to create a dynamic and inspirational music service for older adults across Lincolnshire, see  www.soundlincs.org for further details.

The charity would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to the New Tricks groups; The Old School Killing Machine, “Insert Name Here”, Stringemy Jig and One Good Eye for their dedication, enthusiasm, talent and time during the New Tricks Programme and the evening at The Blue Room.

For further information about our 20th anniversary year events, New Tricks or to find out more about soundLINCS, visit www.soundlincs.org, visit the soundLINCS Facebook page: www.facebook.com/soundLINCS or Twitter: www.twitter.com/soundLINCS, email info@soundlincs.org or call 01522 510073.

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