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BBC Music Day featured across the nations on BBC Television, Radio and Online, with special programmes, performances and activities taking place throughout Thursday 26th September and the surrounding days.

The #BBCMusicDay hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram documented what happened on the day and across the week, and feel free to watch and share the video on this page, a poem for BBC Music Day, written and recorded by poet Tony Walsh.

Blue Peter Music Badge

Blue Peter launched the first ever Blue Peter Music Badge on BBC Music Day, designed by Ed Sheeran. Click here to find out more.

BBC Music Day Mash Up

BBC Local Radio Stations celebrated the power of music for wellbeing and how music can unite and connect us, as part of BBC Local Radio’s Music Day Mash Up.

On air, diverse music genres from each area showcased unique music performances in special locations, and was reflected by BBC Local Radio, BBC Nations Radio and BBC Regional TV.

Get Singing

BBC Music Day teamed up with BBC Education’s Bring the Noise, Ex Cathedra: Singing Playgrounds, Young Voices, Sing Up, Chiltern Music Therapy, Music Action International and BBC Ten Pieces to inspire children to get singing for wellbeing in schools across the UK. Visit the Get Singing page to get involved.

Music and Dementia

With its focus on music & wellbeing, BBC Music Day 2019 kick started its initiaitve to help bring music to everyone living with dementia by 2020, working with all major organisations in this field. The latest version of the groundbreaking website BBC Music Memories was released alongside a brand new digital tool, BBC Memory Radio. Find out more on the Music and Dementia page, and the Music Memories and BBC Memory Radio page.

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Find out what happened for BBC Music Day 2019 across the UK

Nationwide

Music & Dementia Events

Age of Creativity highlighted specially written blogs and talking to those who are hosting events for the music & dementia initiative.

Alzheimer's Research UK shared stories of supporters who have used music to connect with those with dementia.

Live Music Now asked people to share their favourite memories and feelings evoked by live music on Twitter.

Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, is raised awareness of the power of music on 25 September through Get Loud, their national awareness day. 12 celebrated UK artists performed at the same time in 12 intimate venues across nine cities in the UK, uniting supporters and music fans around the UK in a giant celebration of music, health and wellbeing. Find out more here.

Music For My Mind encouraged those living with dementia to share their personal experiences about the power of music to their online ‘Wall of Memories’

Playlist For Life hosted over 120 community-led Musical Teas across the country. To find out more information, click here.

Playlist For Life launched their Kids Music Detective guide, teaching children how to use BBC Music Memories to create a playlist.

Rock Choir invited those caring for people living with dementia to their sessions free of charge across the week of Music Day. Held nationwide in almost 400 locations, the events are listed here.

The Utley Foundation’s Music For Dementia 2020’s Musical Map was launched on Thursday 26th September, with a call to action for all those providing musical services for people living with dementia to upload their services onto the map from Music Day onwards.

Scotland

Music & Dementia Events

Alzheimer Scotland promoted Music Day through their Dementia Friends network.

Alzheimer Scotland and UWS launched the Grace Notes project, creating bespoke songs about the lives of people living with dementia.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Cats Pyjamas Production sessions at Rubislaw Park Care Home and Craigelea Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Boogie Beat Intergenerational session at Kingsgate Care Home.

Capital Theatres hosted a tea party for people living with dementia, their loved ones and supporters. 26th September, 2-3:30pm, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. This event was open to the public.

Dementia Friendly Prestwick hosted a relaxed community cinema afternoon, showing The Full Monty. 27th September, 2pm, Prestwick Community Centre. This event was open to the public.

Dementia Friendly Prestwick hosted a dementia friendly health walk. 23rd September, 11am, Prestwick seafront. This event was open to the public.

Live Music Now Scotland and the Macrobert Centre hosted Kaitlin Ross and Catriona Hawksworth for an afternoon of beautifully performed Scottish traditional tunes and songs at this relaxed event. 24th September, 2pm, MacRobert Centre. This event was open to the public.

Live Music Now Scotland put on a private performance by traditional voice and guitar duo Calum Morrison and Catherine Tinney at Ochil Care Home.

Live Music Now Scotland put on a private performance by traditional fiddle and guitar duo Robbie Grieg and Hamish Macleod at Greenfield Park Care Home.

Live Music Now Scotland put on a private performance by classical violin and accordion duo Valerie Barr and Eddy Betancourt at Mosswood Care Home.

Luminate Scotland hosted a fun and dementia inclusive singing event open to choirs and singing groups of all ages, featuring a mix of English and Gaelic language songs. 26th September, 6-8:30pm, Stornoway Town Hall, Stornoway. This event was open to the public.

Luminate Scotland hosted a day of dementia-inclusive music training designed to help choir leaders, community workers and professionals working in the care and healthcare sector develop new and stronger skills and knowledge around choral leadership and dementia-inclusive practice.

Music As Therapy International run a care staff training session on how to use music therapeutically with its partners at Invernevis House.

Northern Ireland

Music & Dementia Events

Abbeyfield and Wesley are hosted a musical related activities for residents and relatives in 15 homes across the country, with activities including live musical performances, quizzes and more.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Boogie Beat Intergenerational session at Railway Lodge Care Home.

Lenny White, The Dementia Friendly Barber trimmed hair to music with activity therapist Tina Beggs at Ravenhill Nursing Home.

Live Music Now young jazz guitarist Joseph Leighton bought some relaxed jazz to the staff and residents at Strabane Day Centre and Greenfield Care Home on Wednesday 25th September.

Music & Memory hosted a discussion at Kirk House titled ‘How can the Belfast community help get people living with dementia their playlists?’. 26th September. This event was open to the public.

North East

Music & Dementia Events

The Alnwick Garden hosted a Big Sing. 26th September, 11am. This event was open to the public. For more information, click here.

The Beeches Care Home hosted musical activities all day to celebrate BBC Music Day, including musical bingo.

Charlotte Straker Care Home in Corbridge hosted a big sing with residents and staff. 26th September, 2:30pm. This event was open to the public.

Dementia Support at Haltwhistle hosted a Big Sing event including special guest performances. Haltwhistle Hospital Community Room, 26th September, 10am. This event was open to the public.

The Gables Care Home hosted a performance from a resident, performing piano classics with family members and staff.

Equal Arts and Hen Power launched a community celebration of the memorial orchard at the venue, created by residents and school pupils in tribute to group member Bell who died earlier after living with dementia.

Hand In Hand Activies CIC hosted a Musical Memories Singing Circle Cream Tea. 26th September, 12:30-2:30pm, Egglescliffe Community Centre, Eaglescliffe. This event was open to the public.

Healthwatch Northumberland hosted a singing session at Adapt Cafe, Hexham. 26th September, 11am. This event was open to the public.

Hexham Market Place hosted a big community get together, with various choirs involved. 26th September, 10:30am. This event was open to the public.

Hillcare Sandicare hosted a Bright Therapy session.

Live Music Now hosted four interactive concerts by NOVA guitar duo at Kesteven Care Home, St Clare House, Berkeley House and Figham House.

Lost Chord hosted an evening with Tony Christie helping to support people with dementia through music, song and dance. 28th September, 7pm, The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster. This event is open to the public.

Lost Chord hosted a complimentary afternoon Tea Dance for people living with dementia and their carers. 26th September, 2pm, The Consort Hotel, Thurcroft. This event was open to the public.

Manor Walks Shopping & Leisure Centre invited shoppers, retailers, community groups and local organisations to sing loud and proud in the mall. 26th September, 11am. This event was open to the public.

MHA hosted a music therapy group session open event to showcase the impact of music therapy for older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Sandygate Care Home, Rotherham. This event was open to the public.

MHA hosted a music therapy group session open event to showcase the impact of music therapy for older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Montpellier Manor Care Home, Middlesbrough. This event was open to the public.

MHA hosted a music therapy group session open event to showcase the impact of music therapy for older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Glen Rosa Care Home, Illkely. This event was open to the public.

Oomph! Wellness hosted a music workshop for care home staff and a choir session for residents at Somerset House Nursing Home, York.

The Oaks Care Home in Blyth sang with staff and residents. This event was open to the public.

Rural Us at Berwick Town Tall brought together different people of all ages and abilities through music. 26th September, 10am. This event was open to the public.

St Cuthbert's Church Hall in Blyth hosted a singing event with people across the community. 26th September, 11am. This event was open to the public.

Other BBC Music Day Events

The Autistic Orchestra led communities coming together in a Newcastle mash-up.

Doncaster Community Arts hosted a Swag Choir and Swaglets sessions. Both are youth choirs, and no experience is necessary. 26th September, from 5:15pm. The Point, Doncaster. This event was open to the public.

Doncaster Community Arts hosted Creative Directions session, a local music group. 26th September, 1:30-3:30pm, Alexander House, Doncaster. This event is open to the public.

Sheffield Makes Music was a musical celebration from the University of Sheffield, with events in Sheffield across the day.

North West

Music & Dementia Events

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Musical Moments Session at Lawton Rise Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Kiddleydivey sessions at Linear Park Residential Care Home and The Lakes Care Centre.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Cats Pyjamas Productions Session at Ashworth Grange Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted Boogie Beat Intergenerational sessions at The Lodge Buckshaw Retirement Village, The Grange Buckshaw Retirement Village, Highbury Care Home and Ambassador Care home.

There was a Dementia Disco at Heaton Mersey Conservative Club. 28th September, 5pm. This event was open to the public.

Fine & Dandy Memory Workshops hosted a singing workshop at Andrew Court Care Home in Lancashire.

Fine & Dandy Memory Workshops hosted a singing workshop at Springfield Cottage Care Home in Lancashire.

Fine & Dandy Memory Workshops hosted a singing workshop at Hopwood Court Day Centre in Lancashire.

Home Instead Senior Care Southport led ‘Let's Get Southport to Sing & Dance for Dementia’, encouraging young and old to sing and dance together for dementia in this flash mob style event. 26th September, 1-3pm, Chapel Street, Southport. This event was open to the public.

Live Music Now hosted a Songs and Scones session, bringing together older people who live on their own in the community or in care settings for a morning of music, tea and conversation.

MHA hosted a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, The Willows Care Home, Manchester. This event was open to the public.

MHA hosted a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Aughton Park Care Home, Lancashire. This event was open to the public.

Richmond Village in Cheshire hosted a classical concert for residents.

Salford University Institute for Dementia hosted a plant and cake sale with live music at the Dementia Hub at the Salford Institute for Dementia. 23rd September, 10-3pm. This event was open to the public.

Singing For Health hosted a session celebrating singers living with dementia by singing their favourite songs. 26th September, 1:30-3pm, Carlile Institute, Meltham. This event was open to the public.

So Many Beauties teamed up with Music in Hospitals & Care, Manchester Camerata, Bridgewater Hall and Royal Northern College of Music for Manchester’s first dementia-friendly music festival, celebrating the creativity of people living with dementia. 26th September, 10am-5pm, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. This event was open to the public. Click here for more details.

Sunrise of Hale Barns had entertainment throughout the day celebrating the benefits of music for those living with dementia.

Other BBC Music Day Events

The ADHD Foundation and the Liverpool Philharmonic united for a special performance.

Bido Lito looked at mental wellness of the modern music industry.

Manchester Airport featured an intergenerational music mash-up.

East Midlands

Music & Dementia Events

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted an Eleanor Matley Production session at Westlands Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Musical Moments session at Buddleia House Care Home.

Beeston Dementia Friends hosted a singing session led by the Okey Dokey singers at the Memory Café in Beeston.

Dementia Sings Out choir rehearsal with acclaimed choir director Gareth Fuller in Wellingborough, and with special guest Paul Lee who joined them.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign hosted ‘Everyone Can Sing’, a musical afternoon with Eastwood Memory Café. 30th September, 12-3pm, The Dog & Parrot, Eastwood. This event was open to the public.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign is hosting a Memory Café in Eastwood.

Richmond Village in Northampton hosted a singalong session.

Springbank House Care Home hosted a musical memory session and afternoon tea.

St Andrew’s Healthcare hosted a 60s party in their dementia wards and inviting local dancers to perform.

Stubby Leas Nursing Home hosted a 1940s tea dance.

West Midlands

Music & Dementia Events

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Musical Moments Session at Hollyfields Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Kiddleydivey Session at Woodcroft Care Home

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Musical Moments Session at Thomas Fields Care Centre.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Boogie Beat Intergenerational session at Abbey Court Care Home.

NAPA, Hawker Publications and Vamos Theatre hosted a ‘Listening with your Eyes’ workshop as part of the 'Creative Arts and Dementia - Developing best practice' event.

Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield hosted a musical reminiscence session.

Sunrise of Solihull hosted a BBC Music Memories session and ‘Mini Proms’ afternoon tea.

MHA hosted a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Weston Queensway House Care Home. This event was open to the public.

MHA hosted a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Cedar Lodge Care Home, Henley in Arden. This event was open to the public.

Richmond Villages in Coventry and Derbyshire hosted singalong sessions with visiting children and resident choirs.

Vamos Theatre performed a music-led theatre production, Sharing Joy, created for people living with dementia and their carers, in care homes and theatre venues, and run workshops for those caring for individuals with dementia.

Vamos Theatre hosted a ‘Listening With Your Eyes’ session to help develop skills of empathy, insight, listening and trust-building at Kineton Manor Care Home.

Other BBC Music Day Events

Choirs across Birmingham united in a pop up performance at Birmingham New Street Station.

Ex Chathedra hosted a Get Singing event involving over 500 children at The Warwick Hall.

East of England

Music & Dementia Events

Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research hosted several events across the week, including a Public Research Lecture on music for dementia on the 23rd September, hosting a Together in Sound music therapy session, where participants who have shared a song accompanied by a short story will have be built into a playlist. Additionally, professor Helen Odell-Miller featured in a Radio 4 documentary and on Woman's Hour.

Creative Arts East hosted a song-writing and music making workshop, encouraging participants to make their own folk songs. 26th September, 1:30-3:30pm, Cameo Café, Furze Hill Resource Centre. This event is open to the public.

Harleston House, Greensleeves Care became a community choir for the afternoon, collaborating with other care homes in the region, with special guests.

Home Instead Senior Care St Albans hosted a Big Musical Singalong at the local dementia café. 25th September, St Mary’s Church, St Albans. This event was open to the public.

West

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Sweet Silent Disco session at Whittington House Nursing Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Kiddleydivey session at Burnworthy House.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Cats Pyjamas Productions Session at Cornerways Residential Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Boogie Beat Intergenerational session at The Grange Care and The Hawthorns.

Home Instead and Bristol Dementia Action Alliance hosted a sing-a-long with songs from the musicals. 26th September, 2-4pm, St Peter’s Church Hall, Bristol. This event was open to the public.

MHA hosted a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Horfield Lodge Care Home, Bristol. This event was open to the public.

Other BBC Music Day Events

Bristol Plays Music welcomed primary school children from across Bristol to take part in a scratch orchestra workshop, celebrating 30 years of Aardman’s Wallace & Gromit. Activities will culminate in a performance of Wallace & Gromit’s infamous theme tune, including players of all abilities and generations.

Wales

Bryntirion Residential Home, Ceredigon curated individual playlists with residents throughout the week of Music Day.

Forget Me Not Chorus hosted a ‘Come and Sing’ event with their chorus. 26th September from 6:30pm. This event is open to the public.

Live Music Now musicians String Sisters performed at St Teresas Rest & Llain Las Residential Care Homes.

Live Music Now launched their Live Music In Care Wales campaign.

Live Music Now musicians performed at Highbury Care Services as part of the North Wales International Music Festival.

Live Music Now musicians Top Brass Trio performed at the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthenshire for a dementia friendly concert.

Live Music Now musicians Quartet 19 performed at Widdershins, Torfaen.

Live Music Now musician John Nicholas performed at Penperwym House.

South East

Music & Dementia Events

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Musical Moments session at St Jude’s Nursing Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted Maddie4Music sessions at Broomhills Care Home and Age UK Hythe & Lyminge Everest Court.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted The Quiet Man for celebrations at Lynwood Special Needs Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted The Quiet Man for care home entertainment at The Old Garrison Community Hub, Shoeburyness. 25th September, 2-4pm. This event is open to the public.

Dementia Friendly Worthing and Guild Care hosted an interactive session for people living with dementia and their carers.

Home Instead Senior Care Chichester hosted a music and memories social event offering fun and support to those in later life, and respite to carers and families.

Jewish Care hosted Wigmore Hall Music for Life, an interactive Community Choir session.

Live Music Now hosted an interactive concert at Holywell Park Care Home.

MHA hosted a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Elmside Care Home, Hitchin. This event is open to the public.

MHA held a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Anjulita Court Care Home, Bedford. This event is open to the public.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign worked with Spelthorne Dementia Support Group on several events in Shepperton, including an ‘Elvis will be in the building’ musical event, and a musical event at The Jubilee Centre, Shepperton, featuring choirs and various musicians.

London

Music & Dementia Events

Arts In Care Homes hosted an Everyone Matters Event, a classical music concert performed by musicians in a care home in Bromley.

Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre ran Moving Kinship Hubs - bespoke participatory life-story performances for families affected by young onset dementia. 20th September, 2-4pm at Alexandra Palace and Merton Arts Space Public. This event was open to the public.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Kiddleydivey session at Park View Care Home.

Dearlove Community Choir ran a choir concert with refreshments with Alzheimer’s Society. 30th September, 6-7:30pm, All Saints Community Centre, Hackbridge. This event was open to the public.

Everyone Matters hosted three intergenerational concerts performed by professional musicians from Everyone Matters alongside young musicians from Langley Park Girls' School in care homes in West Wickham, Bromley, and Orpington.

Gracewell of Sutton’s resident choir performed, including a resident who was previously a performer on the West End.

Jewish Care hosted their weekly Singing for Memory session, a professionally facilitated singing session for those living in the community who have a diagnosis of dementia, together with their family or private carer.

Jewish Care's Clore Manor home hosted school children to visit residents and sing songs to celebrate the Jewish festivals.

Live Music Now hosted interactive concerts at Cheverton Care Home, St Christopher’s Hospice, and Peartree Care Home.

Live Music Now hosted a concert at Moorfields Eye Hospital. September 25th, 11am. This event was open to the public.

Live Music Now hosted a Songs and Songs’ Community Concert. 25th September, 2-3pm, Horniman Museum and Gardens. This event was open to the public.

Live Music Now hosted a Creative Aging Musical Workshop Showcase at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. 29th September, 11-3pm. This event was open to the public.

Live Music Now worked with MiSST to put on a SEND School workshop at Samuel Rhodes School.

MHA held a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Kenbrook Care Home, Wembley. This event is open to the public.

MHA held a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Lawnfield House, Brondesbury Park. This event is open to the public.

Music As Therapy International ran a care staff training session on how to use music therapeutically with its partners at Chelsea Court Place.

Music Mind Spirit Trust and the Royal Academy of Music presented a workshop for the Young Artist Musical Ambassadors, led by RAM’s Open Academy and dementia specialist, Julian West, as the young musicians are trained to work in protected environments such as care homes and hospices. 28th September, 5:30pm, Royal Academy of Music. This event was open to the public.

Oomph! Wellness hosted a cultural music themed exercise session at Karuna Manor, Harrow.

Shakti Sings Choir hosted a free concert in Jubilee Gardens, London. 27th September, from 6pm. This event was open to the public.

Songhaven held a dementia-friendly concert at Lumen Church, London. 21st Septmeber, 3pm. This event was open to the public, for more details click here.

Songhaven held a dementia-friendly concert, including a performance of a brand new Music Day anthem, followed by afternoon tea. 26th September, St Paul’s Knightsbridge, from 3pm. This event was open to the public, for more details click here.

The Royal Academy of Music and Resonate Arts hosted a concert aimed at welcoming those living with dementia, including refreshments and a chance to socialise with the performers. 27th September, 3pm, St Marylebone Church, London. This event was open to the public.

Other BBC Music Day Events

Chiltern Music Therapy hosted a live interactive orchestra experience for children with additional needs at Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. 27th September, 6-7:30pm.

Heathrow Airport worked with the ADHD Foundation for a Singing' In The Rain performance.

Refugee Music in Box Hill, led by composer Jim Pinchin.

South

Music & Dementia Events

Arts In Care Homes presentrf an evening of Opera at Appleby House in Epsom. 28th September from 6pm.

Arts In Care Homes ran an Only Connect Letters Penpal Project session encouraging reading aloud on 24th September at Sunrise Seniors Ascot.

Brockington House hosted a celebration of music and the fact it has no boundaries or race, again or mental capacity.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Music for Health session at Independent Lives.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted Boogie Beat Intergenerational sessions at Hartfield House Care Home and Malmesbury Lawn Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted an Accordion Session with Marianne Smith at Lockswood Day Centre.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Valley Choice session with Eddit Cole at Abbotswood Court Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted an entertainment session with Lee Wilkinson at Brookfield Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Musical Session with Becky Short at Seffield Lodge.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Music for the Mind session with Becky Short at Merchistoun Hall.

Colten Care hosted a collaboration between their dementia choir and infant choir at Linden House.

Colten Care hosted a pop up dementia choir at Lymington Quay. 26th Setpember, 11am, Lymington Quay. This event was open to the public.

Gracewell of Ascot hosted a singing workshop with la local nursery school and their resident choir ‘The Gracewell Songbirds’.

Home Instead Senior Care Southampton hosted a singing and dancing session at the local memory café. 25th September, 2-4pm, Warsash United Reformed Church. This event was open to the public.

Home Instead Senior Care East Herts and Uttlesford hosted a singing session in conjunction with Herts Musical Memories with tea and refreshments. 26th September, 2-4pm, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford. This event was open to the public.

Intergenerational Music Making hosted the 1000 Together Intergenerational Music Making Singalong, bringing local primary school children, families, relatives and those living with dementia together with students from the Academy of Contemporary Music in an intergenerational celebration of music composition, performance and singing.

Larchfield House Care Home hosted events across the week of BBC Music Day for residents and families, featuring musical guests.

MHA held a music therapy group session open event to showcase the impact of music therapy for older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, St Leonards on Sea. This event was open to the public.

Music Mind Spirit Trust hosted a dementia friendly ‘Moving Memories’ event at Milk Churn’s ‘Parlour’, where guests will be able to enjoy award-winning Sussex Charmer cheese on toast during a musical journey featuring live music by internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Calista Kazuko on 26th September, 2-3.30 pm, the Milk Churn, Rudgwick. This event was open to the public.

Music Mind Spirit Trust invited their Young Artist Musical Ambassadors from the Royal Academy of Music for a session on the benefits of music for those living with dementia.

Music Mind Spirit Trust Young Artist Musical Ambassadors presented an interactive music session for residents and those living with dementia at Cedar Court Care Home.

Music Mind Spirit Trust hosted Moving Memories events at Stonehill House, led by Young Artist Musical Ambassador Elizabeth Nurse.

Music 24 hosted several music activities including a ’24 hour Musicathon’ at Luton Wellbeing Centre.

Oomph! Wellness hosted a karaoke party at Crossway House Care Home in Havant.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign hosted a Little Uke & Friends singalong session at Elizabeth Court Rest Home.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign and Nature Therapy CIC organised a Drumming For Dementia session with residents at Northbrook Care Home on the Isle of Wight.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign hosted a 50s and 60s country music afternoon at Pinewood Nursing Home.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign and St John’s Wellbeing Singing Group hosted a singing session in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Richmond Villages in Wantage, Evesham and Oxfordshire held musical events including singalong sessions and performances from their residents choirs.

Sheffield Lodge Residential Care Home hosted a “Music Through The Decades” afternoon with live entertainment.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust had events across Music Day, including a request show on Redhill Radio, a Memory Café, a dementia friendly ecumenical and a choir singing on hospital wards.

Sunrise of Chroleywood hosted a choir performance with their residence.

Sunrise of Weybridge celebrated BBC Music Day with a big music quiz.

Sunrise of Guildford played musical recordings of songs performed by a resident.

Tune For Life had an interactive music workshop session at River View Care Home.

Tune For Life had two musical workshops and discos in different locations across the week.

Other BBC Music Day Events

Portsmouth saw a huge Get Singing moment with over 1000 children on the steps of the Guildhall.

South West

Music & Dementia Events

Alive Activities hosted 30 music based activity sessions or music discovery sessions in care environments across the South West.

Alzheimer’s Support hosted The Big Jam, with Wiltshire’s Music for the Mind groups featuring local musicians for one big jamming event. 26th September, 5-7pm at the Devizes Corn Exchange. This event is open to the public, click here for more information.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Kiddleydivey session at Cheriton Care Home.

Bright Copper Kettles CIC hosted a Musical Devon session at Kings Manor Care Home.

Health and Care at Home and Driftwood Café & Deli worked together to put on a full day of music and food to celebrate BBC Music Day and highlight the role MP3 players can have on those living with dementia. 26th September, 12-9pm, Driftwood Kitchen Coffee Deli, Newquay. This event was open to the public.

Live Music Now worked with Totnes Caring to hold a live participatory performance for members.

MHA held a music therapy group session open event to showcase the difference music therapy makes to older people living with dementia. 26th September, 2pm, Torrwood Care Home, Wells. This event was open to the public.

Music Mind Spirit Trust hosted internationally acclaimed guitarist Samantha Muir and Young Professional YAMA Lara Taylor at Eastbury House Residential Home to perform their popular duos for residents, caregivers, families and friends.

Oomph! Wellness hosted an intergenerational singing session and a choir session at Fairmile Grage Care Home, Christchurch.

Primley Court Nursing Home invited primary school children to sing with residents, alongside a choir and musicians.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign and Harbour Rise Care Home celebrated BBC Music Day by hosting musical events all week.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign and Totnes Hospital worked together with Lifecare Radio, based at the hospital, to feature a day of special requests.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign and Reflections CIC hosted a choir session with residents in Camborne.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign and Top Town Purple Angel Memory Café hosted a musical afternoon featuring a guest musician.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign hosted a musical afternoon for all at Barton Baptists Church, Torquay. 26th September, 1:30-4pm. This event was open to the public.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign and Totnes Hospital worked together with Lifecare Radio, based at the hospital, to feature a day of special requests.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign organised a musical afternoon in Pendennis Care Home, Paignton.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign hosted a ‘Music in the Wards’ event at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Trust.

Sunrise of Westbourne hosted a BBC Music Memories presentation.

The Mede had a special musical day, where everyone sings, dances, plays, dresses and eats in the style of the 1960s.

Other BBC Music Day Events

Exeter University's student media, XMedia, are hosted an event to showcase the best the South West has to offer at the Lemon Grove in a celebration of local music. Click here for more information.

International

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign and Silver Innings Foundation hosted a dementia and healthy aging musical session.

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign and Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Society of India hosted a professional music group singing old songs.