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Sound Sense Gathering: connecting our community
Date posted: 13 July 2021
Join Sound Sense live online for our series of monthly gatherings for community musicians

Sound Sense Gatherings are now taking place in the evening on the first Tuesday of the month. This space provides us with the opportunity to connect as a community and to talk about what matters to us. These sessions are to share passions, stories, experiences, explore ideas and ask questions. Hosts will sometimes come with a theme or idea, but whatever happens in the space is the right thing to happen (Open Space theory). Just bring yourself and perhaps a cup of something tasty!

Sessions run from 7pm - 8.30pm (BST) on the first Tuesday of every month via Zoom.

Our next Gathering is on Tuesday 3 August at 7pm. Email gathering@soundsense.org if you’d like to join us and you will be sent a link on the day of the Gathering (if you’ve already attended, you don’t need to email, we’ll just send you the link every time).

Conversations and musings from our July Gathering:

  • How Zoom could be more inclusive by making captions part of their free package. "Zoom is a venue - physical venues don't charge extra for disability access."
  • Trauma-informed practice: how to support our participants who have experienced trauma from this pandemic, when we ourselves have been through a trauma too.
  • How we will work using a hybrid method of delivery (in-person and online) and  ensure we cater to participants who want to stay on Zoom and those who want to meet.
  • The upsides of facilitating on Zoom; some participants who feel nervous in group settings have had a better experience online.
  • Our anxiety about leading groups in-person and what we are going to do to take care of ourselves and to feel safe. 

We are looking forward to connecting again on 3 August!