This activity is currently suspended, but we do hope to resume later in 2022
Before the restrictions, the Branch were piloting sessions led by Pam Wardell, Drama Teacher and BBC Radio Producer/Director for people with Parkinson’s, as well as their families and care-partners. This was the result of a lively and entertaining Branch Get-together in October 2019 with Pam as well as Isobel McCoy from the Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy Service.
Where: The Garden Room, Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church, 12 Bellevue Crescent, EH3 6NE
When: Fortnightly, Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
The sessions are not aimed at performance but at providing the opportunity to work with the voice through vocal exercises, play-scripts, rhymes, tongue-twisters, sound effects, storytelling and other vocal communication including smiles and laughter. The intention is to keep the vocal folds (cords) and facial muscles working well and to improve voice projection, speech clarification and intonation.
The venue is the big church in Bellevue Crescent on the left of Broughton Street (bottom end) towards Canonmills. Parking may be available in the crescent or across the road. The Lothian no. 8 bus stops in Broughton Street close to the church, otherwise the venue is a short walk from York Place.
While still run as a pilot, sessions are free but participants may consider making a donation to the Branch via our JustGiving page.