MyMusic Northamptonshire Online MyMusic Northamptonshire offers female Carers of all ages the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of musical activities. The sessions are being funded by Spirit of 2012 and the DCMS as part of their Carers Music Fund, and delivered in partnership with musicians from Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. COVID-19 UPDATE MyMusic aims to bring female Carers together to take a break, join a community, have fun and try something new. Now, more than ever, it is important to find new ways to stay connected and feel part of a community. Because of this, MyMusic is moving online to continue to bring music-making opportunities to female Carers in their homes. "Into the Light" Summer Music Project "Into the Light" is a summer music project for female Carers of all ages across Northamptonshire. Weekly music groups will be running online from Monday 20th July, led by musicians from the NMPAT musical inclusion team. This will include songwriting, ukulele groups, sing alongs and jam sessions, with groups for Young Carers and Adult Carers! The sessions will be creative, inclusive and fun, and all abilities are welcome. Sessions will be run online on Zoom, with technical support available. We’ll be showcasing what we’ve all been up to at the end of the summer in our “Into the Light” film! How can I get involved? On Facebook: Like and follow the MyMusic Northamptonshire Facebook page which will be updated regularly with all the latest information about the project: https://www.facebook.com/MyMusicNorthamptonshire/ You can also request to join the MyMusic Northamptonshire Online Facebook group which is connected to the page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/917072552076973/?source_id=104507124325828 By email: If you’re not on Facebook, you'll need to email [email protected] to let us know that you’d like to be involved with the project. You will then be added to the MyMusic Northamptonshire mailing list and receive weekly updates with what’s going on that week and all the links you need to access content. Why should I get involved? Although we can’t meet in person at the moment, we can still be socially connected and music is a brilliant way to do that. Our hope is that we can build community in a different way and have something positive to look forward to each week! “Both the Coffee and Chat and Ukulele sessions have been fantastic – it’s great to stay connected in these times”“The sessions have been very uplifting during lockdown”“Meeting others with Caring responsibilities helps you to feel you are not alone”“I’m really enjoying being part of this…the opportunity to escape and do something different for an hour or two every few days” Later in 2020, MyMusic Northamptonshire hopes to continue its usual programme of groups, including groups for Young Carers and for those who Care for a loved one with Dementia.