Friday, 22 November 2013

Brilliant 1st percussion and sound session today

There was a great turnout for the 1st percussion and sound session today in collaboration with HeartBeat. In all 11 men and women form refugee and other local resident communities  from the UK and around the world came together through making music, laughing our hearts out and enjoying a shared experience.

A great time had by all and looking forward to next week. 

There are still some places left so why not join us?!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Percussion & sound sessions starting Friday 22nd November 2013

SOLA and HeartBeat are collaborating for free music making sessions- that's instruments, sound making, voice, anything goes really. 

Sessions are open for people from refugee and wider communities to share, experiment, experience and explore the wonders of music and music making together.

Sessions start Friday 22nd November at SOLA (Toxteth, Town Hall, High Park Street, L8) and will run initially for 5 weeks.

There is also a wee bit of travel support for people from refugee communities- for as long as the bus tickets last anyhow.

Contact us if you need anymore info or want to confirm you are joining us...

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Awesome Foundation Awards presentation

Here's proof Adele resident Art Therapist at SOLA and Manager, does wear a dress (sometimes) and did present at The Awesome Awards!

We are proud to receive the award and begin our Group Art Therapy programme very soon.

Monday, 4 November 2013

SOLA is November's Awesome Foundation award winner!

Adele and Sam from SOLA made a pitch this evening for an award from The Awesome Foundation's Liverpool programme...and....drum roll.... SOLA is this month's  grant winner!
Great news for us to be able to evolve our Art Therapy in the Community programme; for those most in need through  art psychotherapy in the community and FREE!

Thanks Awesome!

SOLA @ Platforma Festival- delivering exhibition, crafts stall, Presentation and Workshop!!! Wow :D

SOLA had an amazing time at Platforma Festival this year; . So glad we were invited and able to take part. Many thanks to CAN ( and Counterpoints Arts ( for organising the festival this time round, for supporting our travel and inviting us to deliver. What didn't we do? From delivering a presentation with Humberto Velez and some of the SOLA crew for Friday's Plenary, Adele Spiers SOLA's resident Art Therapist delivering a workshop on Art Therapy in a refugee context, craft stall by Healthy Inclusion women's group SOLA facilitates and exhibitions by SOLA folk.
Apparently we took the largest group along. Proud to share solidarity for refugee arts, social action and change making through creativity.

Saw some amazing art, heard some great tunes and experienced inspiring creative collaborations and visual stimulations.

Laughed together, sighed together and danced together and had 2 great visits to Wilmslow Road to eat together!

More photos to follow