Barnet Keep Calm & Sing Jump Jive Night!

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Barnet Keep Calm & Sing Jump Jive Night!

Angela Anuforo By Angela Anuforo

A fun night of song & dance to promote the importance of better breathing. Local people can participate in keep Calm & Sing workshops that prepare for performance of song choices with live swing band!

Barnet Fundraising stage

pledged of £2,465
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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £2,465 by 05 Nov 2017

My project offers the opportunity for local folk to come and enjoy a night of live music, song & dance while finding out more about my Keep Calm & Sing Group! This group is about Better Breathing via singing. It is a place where people can experience the positive health benefits of re- learning how to breath 'correctly' via breath work exercises used for singing. There is FUN to be had in the preparation of singing and song performance at workshops which are held every two weeks, with the added aim of bringing people together to promote my Keep Calm & Sing Group at a themed jumpjive event. Participants of the workshops prior to the event, are invited to perform at the event, if they feel happy to. The event and the workshops leading up to the event combine two wonderful art and dance!

What we'll deliver:

  • In preparation for the event, I will host keep Calm & Sing workshops with 10 free places set aside for the unemployed
  • Attain monthly feedback from participants on health benefits they may experience
  • four 3 hour rehearsals with live band so to perform song choice at the event
  • Book Jumpblues DJ and jumpjive/swing dance instructor
  • I will approach groups like general local people, Art Against Knives ,Barnet Homes, a local job centre and the NHS

Why it's a great idea:

The aim of the Keep Calm & Sing JumpJive event is to promote my Keep Calm & Sing group which encourages Better Breathing. My Keep Calm & Sing group is a place people can sing out while being encouraged to breath correctly. Better Breathing is the inspiration behind this project. Breathing...the most natural thing in the world, yet according to psychologist and researcher Dr Belisa Vranich, many of us spend most of our lives breathing incorrectly and there is a connection between bad breathing and a whole host of ailments. I personally know people who suffer with migraines & headaches, asthma, acidity in the body and low energy levels and I would like them to consider trying to improve and re-learn how to breath correctly. Dr Vranich says improvements can be achieved in just two weeks.; she came across research showing how breathing exercises used by singers could improve well being and performance. Other studies found that breath work helps boost memory,reduce stress and depression.

Steps to get it done:

  • Deliver, the local community, fun vocal group workshops with an emphasis on BREATHING correctly [ already in process ]
  • Deliver fun vocal group workshops for kids, with an emphasis on BREATHING correctly [ already in process ]
  • Promote and advertise these workshops via local press and by distributing flyers and posters [ in process ]
  • Book venue for Keep Calm & Sing JumpJive Night! The event will be in November 2017
  • Design and sort tickets for the event.
  • Book band for event/ book Jumpblues DJ
  • Book some rehearsals & rehearsal space for vocal group & band [ 4 rehearsals ]
  • Attend events to promote November event [ already started word of mouth at a street party event on 1st July ]
  • In terms of getting more members for the singing group,approach Barnet Homes & local people, Art Against Knives,NHS
  • In terms of getting more members for the singing group, set up a Meetup group [ done ]
  • Book Jumpjive dance instructor for Ice breaker spot at the beginning of the event
  • Approach some jumpjive dance clubs to sell tickets
  • Approach general public to sell tickets
  • In terms of providing 10 free tickets for the event for the unemployed, approach a local job centre
  • Register and complete membership with Team London regarding volunteers for the event

As a professional vocalist with many years of experience in the music business, I have the skills and a wealth of experience to deliver this project. I am also a qualified teacher, trained to deliver singing workshops. I trained at Goldsmiths University and achieved a post- graduate Certificate In Workshop Skills plus I have a PTLLS teacher training qualification. I also have good contacts to bring in another instructor [ ie in Tia Chi or yoga ] for some workshops in terms of Breathing warm ups. I am also experienced in delivering high quality live events. My biggest to date was a closing event for 2012 Olympic Games, where I joined forces with SuperAct and Our Big Gig plus worked with Westminster Council.

Location Barnet

Barnet has 84 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

The Bohemia is a great venue in North Finchley


London Borough of Barnet

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,465

Band costs [ 7 piece ] - £890 (36%)
Markerting & Promotion - £230 (9%)
Room hire [ 14 workshops ] - £168 (7%)
Rehearsals [ four 3 hour workshops ] - £160 (6%)
Equipment and PA hire - £150 (6%)
Event to be fimed - £100 (4%)
Volunteer expenses [ 5 volunteers ] - £100 (4%)
Jumpblues DJ - £100 (4%)
10 free spaces for the unemployed - £100 (4%)
Venue hire for event - £100 (4%)
Other - £367 (15%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Band costs [ 7 piece ]
Markerting & Promotion
Room hire [ 14 workshops ]
Rehearsals [ four 3 hour workshops ]
Equipment and PA hire
Event to be fimed
Volunteer expenses [ 5 volunteers ]
Jumpblues DJ
10 free spaces for the unemployed
Venue hire for event
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Workshop Leader [ £20 per workshop ]
  • Jumpjive/Swing dance instructor
  • VAT

Total £2,465

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