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MARCH Singing and Mental Health Sandpit

For researchers, singing practitioners, commissioners and policy makers working in the field of singing as a community asset in relation to mental health.

Hosted by MARCH Singing and Mental Health Special Interest Group in partnership with Snape Maltings and the Royal College of Music.

Britten Pears Building, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP
8 January 2020, 11:00 – 16:00


The MARCH Singing and Mental Health Special Interest Group exists to establish and sustain a dialogue about group singing and mental health in order to strengthen praxis across arts and health settings in the UK, considering group singing both as a community-building asset, and as a targeted intervention in clinical contexts.

The aims of this Sandpit day are to

  • share experiences and research findings;
  • explore connections and contradictions;
  • consider potential ideas for future investigation / action;
  • develop plans for advancing those ideas.

This event, co-chaired by Dr. Dave Camlin, Phillipa Reive and Katherine Zeserson, is driven by a passionate commitment to bringing researchers from academic and non-academic contexts together with practitioners and policy makers to create a common reference point of knowledge and insights from which to frame further research enquiries,  as well as to inform innovation in practice and associated action research or participatory action research programmes.


Call For Contributions

Deadline 11 November 2019

We are seeking proposals for:
• Talks/presentations up to 20 minutes in length
• Short provocations up to 7 minutes in length
• Workshop /demonstrations up to 30 minutes in length
• Topics/panellists for panel discussions


Register to attend

Deadline 30 November 2019

The event is free to attend*, however spaces are limited and therefore registration is essential. Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided.

*There is also a limited amount of financial support available to self-employed colleagues to subsidise travel costs, loss of earnings and accommodation (depending on distance to be travelled). This is available on a first come, first served – please apply through our registration page.