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New Tricks

003New Tricks is soundLINCS’ Older Adults Music Service across Lincolnshire, supported by funding from Arts Council England and the Postcode Community Trust.

New Tricks is an exciting and inclusive programme, facilitated by soundLINCS to establish and sustain music-making groups across the county.

Having already run in over a dozen locations, join with us to create a dynamic and inspirational music service for older adults across Lincolnshire.

Sessions currently running are:

Mondays

Acoustic Ensemble: South Holland Centre, Spalding, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Instrumental Sessions: Mablethorpe Library 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Rhythm and Blues: Terry O’Toole Theatre, North Hykeham, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Indian and African Drumming: soundHOUSE, Lincoln 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Tuesdays

Graffoe Hand Bell Ringers, Navenby Methodist Church Hall 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Lincoln Male Voice Choir, Trinity United Reformed Church Lincoln 7.35pm

Ukulele Group: Side Door Church, Laceby Road, Grimsby 7.00pm – 9.00pm

All Abilities Singing Group, St Botolph’s Church, Boston – 7pm – 8.15pm

Wednesdays

***NEW*** All Abilities Singing – Lincoln Oxfam Bookshop, Cornhill – 5.30pm – 7.00pm ***NEW***

Thursdays

Acoustic Ensemble: Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham 10.30am – 12.30pm

Instrumental Sessions: Gainsborough Library 4.15pm-5.45pm

Fridays

Rhythm and Blues: Lincoln Library 10.00am – 12.00pm

All Abilities Singing Group, Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum – 10am – 12pm

Rhythm and Blues, Blackfriars Arts Centre Boston – 2pm – 4pm

Saturdays (monthly)

Grantham and Nettleham Occasional Orchestras: 9.30am – 12.30pm (check here for upcoming dates)

Sundays

Lincoln Beevor Brass Band: Sincil Bank Football Ground 11.00am – 12.00pm

Coming-Soon

Watch this space for many more…

New Tricks is the perfect programme for…

  • Active musicians or complete beginners.
  • Blowing the dust off something you haven’t played since school or if you’re keen to explore a new instrument.
  • Creating your own music or starting to learn your favourite songs.
  • Meeting with like-minded people who love music.

There are opportunities in a huge variety of musical styles, from choral and orchestral to folk and blues. All groups are free to try and will offer opportunities to share your skills with a wider audience, whether through live or digital performances.


New Tricks Stories

Some fantastic case studies and stories have already emerged from the project, from former professional musicians recapturing their love of their instrument to people stepping outside of their comfort zone and performing publicly and with others for the first time. To read just a few of these, visit our New Tricks Stories page here.


Silver Sunday Celebration Event

Silver Sunday was a special sharing event held at The Terry O’Toole Theatre on Sunday 1st October 2017 to celebrate the United Nations’ Older People’s Day.

Over half a dozen New Tricks groups from across Lincolnshire came together to share their progress with an audience of family, friends and fellow musicians. Below is a playlist of just a few of the videos of the great performances that we saw on the day – watch this space for more coming soon!


For an album of photographs from the event, visit the Flickr album here.

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soundLINCS are also looking for organisations, gro17035736_1295206130587143_812956957_oups and venues to join us with New Tricks. Are you an Arts or Cultural Setting that wants to host more music-making opportunities to attract and grow your audience? Or are you a parish group that wants to start a ukulele group or choir? Whatever your circumstances we would love you to be a partner and host an amazing New Tricks activity.

For more details about New Tricks contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org. Check out our events page to find upcoming sessions.

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