Last Friday Katie (Media Officer), and Vikki (Grants and Welfare Executive Officer), took part in one of Good Vibrations’ gamelan workshops to see how The Soldiers’ Charity grant was helping those who need assistance.
Good Vibrations is an award-winning national charity that uses communal music-making via the use of a gamelan to support people in challenging circumstances. Its workshops range from one day to weeklong interactive courses, and are there to support people with mental health issues, physical and learning disabilities, and chronic health conditions – many of whom are socially-isolated, ex-military personnel, and may have been unemployed for long periods of time.
Friday’s workshop showcased skills that the participants had learnt throughout the week and the enthusiasm within the performances showed just how much learning-through-music meant to everybody involved. Excitement buzzed throughout the room from all participants with an energy that can only be described as dynamic.