Intergenerational Music and Mindfulness

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Intergenerational Music and Mindfulness

Daniel Lawton By Daniel Lawton

Intergenerational workshops to bring youngsters and elderly together to combat loneliness, negative stereotyping and participate in innovative workshops combining live music and mindfulness.

Sheerness Idea stage

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The Intergenerational Company will partner with Sheppey Matters to bring intergenerational workshops to the Isle of Sheppey. In conjunction with the Isle Connect You and Rural Youth, percipients will be able to take part in music and mindfulness workshops that combine mindfulness-based cognitive therapy meditations with live music and technology. The workshops will be offered freely to schools, charities, housing associations and individuals within the 6 months from the start date which will be the start of the summer holidays. Much of the equipment that will be used has already been self-funded. What to expect from the workshops - Movement meditations with participants able to move sound with Wii Remotes. - Meditation with Live ambient music played on a ranger of different instruments. - Collective music playing and mindfulness enquiries sharing experiences and deepening relationships between generations. - Practical techniques to take away and practice for participants.

What we'll deliver:

  • Music and mindfulness workshops
  • A safe space for elderly and youngsters to come together
  • Online content to sustain learning

Why it's a great idea:

According to Forbes, intergenerational programs may be “our kids’ best chance to learn from a caring older adult who not only has ‘been there and done that,’ but has a biological and instinctive need to give the next generation the best opportunity to succeed.” Energise older adults and give a sense of purpose, especially when they’re sharing their experience and skills. Working with children can even have health benefits for the elderly. According to Generations Unlimited, older adults who regularly volunteer with children burn more calories per week. Alleviate fears and stereotypes. One executive director told the story of how someone with dementia became very close with two shy seven-year-old twin girls. “When they got paired with this resident, they immediately bonded with her. She became a grandma to them and they would not let go of her leg. She was on cloud nine.”

Steps to get it done:

  • 5 workshops completed
  • 10 workshops completed
  • 25 workshops completed
  • 50 workshops completed
  • 100 workshops completed
  • Positive change in before and after questionnaires

If workshops for some reason don't go ahead one week then online workshops will replace them or workshops will go ahead for a single generation of people such as a school. Website: Advert:

Location Sheerness

About the space

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Kent County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £6,951

Workshops, project management and production - £5,100 (73%)
PA system - £750 (11%)
6 months worth of PPE - £210 (3%)
Musical Instruments - £210 (3%)
Insurance - £80 (1%)
Other - £601 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

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Workshops, project management and production
PA system
6 months worth of PPE
Musical Instruments
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • 1-month extra in delivering workshops
  • 3-month extra in delivering workshops
  • 6-month extra in delivering workshops

Total £6,951

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