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Clinical lead: Kevin Blakey, occupational therapist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dates: Please see flyer for the People's Choir meeting dates - everyone welcome!

The MIN aims to:

  • Collaboratively create a community-based choir that is inclusive for people who might be vulnerable, isolated, or lacking in confidence
  • Create a network that is focused upon enjoyment and friendship
  • Make this enterprise sustainable
  • Embed a research project within the choir


  • Pro bono hire of meeting space from the Royal Centre, Nottingham
  • 130 attendees
  • Several performances including the IMH Christmas celebrations, Royal Centre open day, Highbury Hospital summer fayre and carol singing at Nottingham Contemporary
  • Interviews and evaluation for a Masters student research project
  • Received funding from the Arts Council of £15,000 (October 2015).