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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Coping with change
Helen Brice
Existential Psychotherapist
20th May 2020

Change (as we are experiencing now) is intrinsically linked to anxiety. Helen Brice, a psychotherapist specialising in working with musicians and performers, offers some practical mindfulness.

Opera singer Bibi Heal reflects on how the Fusion Fund helped her investigate the possibilities of a creative idea
Bibi Heal
Opera singer
6th April 2020

Opera singer Bibi Heal was supported by the Fusion Fund to create Song Surgery, a project that explored the use of poetry and music to improve mental health and wellbeing. Here she reflects on how Fusion gave her the freedom to research and develop the project, as well as how she is adapting the project to suit the current climate of self-isolation. 

Tom Cridland and The Real Music Collection for Help Musicians UK
Tom Cridland
Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cridland
7th November 2017

Tom and the team at Tom Cridland are raising funds for Help Musicians UK with style with The Real Music Collection! Hear from Tom as he tells us about his latest design paying tribute to the musical greats and why he is raising money for a cause close to his heart.

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Postcards and Stories from our musicians - Part 2
Susie Butt
Volunteer & Engagement Officer
14th February 2017

As part of our Valentine’s takeover day we are sharing our love for musicians by sharing stories on how we've helped musicians through a crisis or illness.

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Introducing: The Sundowners
Niamh
The Sundowners
30th January 2015

The Sundowners head off on tour in just over a week, supported by Merseyside Arts Foundation, one of our new artist development partners. We caught up with Niamh from the band to chat about the upcoming tour, and how important it is that new artists are supported.

Swansong at Bannockburn
Fiona Thompson
Freelance Writer
25th September 2014

Freelance writer Fiona Thompson wrote an article about folk artist Sheila Thompson for our Autumn 2014 Magazine. She went to see Sheila perform in Stirling in the midst of the Scottish referendum and reflects on her visit.