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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Practice for lunchtime concert

Spent a lovely couple of hours in the chapel of Wonford House Hospital, Exeter, listening to classical guitarist Clive Betts run through some pieces for his concert on the 5th September. Here's traditional Cuban tune, Guantanamera as an appetizer. Contact me on henry.dunn@nhs.net if you want tickets.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Phoenix Traders

My wife has become a Phoenix Trader! They sell an excellent range of cards, gift wrap and stationery, printed with plant-based inks, on unbleached card from sustainable sources and in envelopes made of 100% recycled paper. Cards are £1.50 or £1.20 if you buy ten. In shops you'd probably pay at least £3 for cards of this quality. have a look at her website http://www.phoenix-trading.eu/web/catherinedunn/

Oak Integrated Practice

Have added a link to this wonderful organisation, run by a colleague, and for whom I used to do some sessions. They provide a variety of therapies, all by fully qualified and registered therapists. They aim to be accessible to all, regardless of ability, and aim to make it as affordable as possible. Do take a look, and if you live anywhere near them, try them out!

Lunchtime concerts

Lunchtime Concert
                                                         
               At Wonford House Hospital Chapel
Featuring internationally acclaimed classical guitarist
Monday 5th September 2011
Opening remarks from Iain Tulley,
Chief Executive, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Lunch provided from 12pm,
Performance at 12.30pm
Free to inpatients at Wonford House Hospital
£2.50 for people using our services
£4.50 for NHS staff
£6.00 for general public
For more details and to book your ticket
Contact Henry Dunn
henry.dunn@nhs.net


Lunchtime Concert
   At Wonford House Hospital Chapel
Refuge
Monday 24th October 2011
1-2pm
Lunch served from 12.30pm
 provided by
Free to inpatients at Wonford House Hospital
£2.50 for people using our services
£4.50 for NHS staff
£6.00 for general public
For more details and to book your ticket
Contact Henry Dunn
henry.dunn@nhs.net

Lunchtime Concert

At Wonford House Chapel
Featuring internationally acclaimed Jazz Trio
The Swiss
Friday 18th November 2011
12.30-2pm
Lunch provided by
Free to inpatients at Wonford House Hospital
£2.50 for people using our services
£4.50 for NHS staff
£6.00 for general public
For more details and to book your ticket
Contact Henry Dunn
henry.dunn@nhs.net

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Autumn Thoughts

This is the name of a poem I wrote about this time last year, trying to be positive about Autumn (it can be a beautiful season!) See it on the Poetry page, second poem down.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Programme for Clive Betts concert

 This is what Clive will be treating us to - really looking forward to it!

Spanish and Latin American Guitar Music
Clive Betts – Guitar
12.30 Monday 5th September 2011
The Chapel of Wonford House Hospital

Spanish Ballad                 Trad Catalan
Guantanamera                 Trad Cuban
The Hat Dance                 Trad Mexican

Prelude No.1 in E minor
Prelude No.4 in E minor
Prelude No.2 in E major
                                         Heitor Villa-Lobos

Lagrima
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
La Musica Cajita
                                         Francesco Tárrega

El Testament D’Amelia
Canço del Lladre
El Noi de la Mare
                     Trad Catalan arr Miguel Llobet

Asturias                          Isaac Albeniz              
For more info about Clive, visit www.clivebettsmusic.com

Classical Journey

This is the blog for the excellent radio show I appeared on yesterday, along with Clive Betts, the classical guitarist who is launching my Autumn Lunchtime Concerts Series on 5th September (see earlier post, below). The presenter, Luch, has the perfect voice and demeanour for this show, and should be on Radio 3! He takes listeners on a weekly journey from renaissance to contemporary composers. He does this a s a volunteer, but I think he should be a pro! Link added to side of page and here http://classicaljourneyphonic.blogspot.com/

Monday, 15 August 2011

Noodling!

Well, I've been persuaded to put a YouTube video out (Thanks Wayne!) This was done in one take this afternoon at work on our rather out of tune piano - the warm humid weather plays havoc with a piano of that age. I may post some more once it's been tuned!
http://tinyurl.com/3ltccdj

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Research into use of Live Music and Visual Arts in Hospitals

This is some excellent research done at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2003, showing the many and amazing benefits of live music and visual arts in hospitals. All hospitals should do this! Click title for link.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Ten things not to say to a depressed person

Discovered this wonderful blog post recently, describing some of the less tactful, and sometimes downright hurtful things people say to sufferers of depression. Also on the blog is the flipside - 10 supportive things I'm glad people said to me. Do take a look http://tinyurl.com/4x8yraj