This is an enjoyable and sociable way of learning new breathing techniques if you have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or a persistent lung condition. Learning to sing new songs together is a sneaky way of changing the way you breathe, plus it's great fun.
COPD covers all sorts of lung conditions including Emphysema and Bronchiectasis. These conditions mean that breathing is difficult which may restrict what someone can do in their daily lives and can make people feel quite isolated. Coming along to a Breathe in Sing out group where everyone is in the same boat (no embarrassment about coughing or bubbly chests) is a gentle but effective way of getting some new breathing techniques under your belt.
The groups will be run by experienced vocal leaders with knowledge of the various lung conditions. Participants don't need to be able to sing, but they will have fun and they will be surprised by how good they'll sound after a couple of weeks.
This is a project funded by NHS and is free if you have a COPD diagnosis or have a chronic lung condition.
Courses last for 12 weeks and you are welcome to come along even if you've missed the start on 3rd or 4th Oct.
Courses are running in:
Lydney Community Centre (Thurs 2pm)
Cashes Green Community Centre (Thurs 2pm)
Holy Apostles Church Hall (Cheltenham) (Weds 10.30am)
Abbeydale Community Centre (Gloucester) (Weds 1.45pm)
For details call 01684 273656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org