Learning & Participation

Skills Lab Academy: Music and Mindfulness

Friday 20 May , 10am-5pm (2022)

Studio Theatre, Brady Arts & Community Centre, Hanbury Street, E1 5HU

Led by James Redwood with guest leader Martha Wright from Mindful Music

PRICE: £45

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Skills Lab Academy 2022 concludes with a day focusing on Music-making and Mindfulness. This has been developed alongside experts in music and wellness methodologies, Mindful Music ,with whom we previously delivered a series of online wellbeing workshops for musicians and practitioners during the 2020 lockdown, The Island of the Self neighbourhood schools project, and a day of Music & Mindfulness for families as part of Spitalfields Music Festival 2021.


Mindful Music’s Founder & Director, Martha Wright will kick off the session as guest leader, offering an overview of mindfulness techniques and methodologies that use music to support wellbeing, and help participants explore their feelings within the context of a creative music workshop. Spitalfields Music Leader James Redwood, will run the afternoon session with an exploration of strategies to managing different energies in workshop spaces as well as providing tips for looking after yourself as a professional music leader working in a range of community settings. 

If you have any access requirements, and/or need financial assistance to cover the cost of access requirements, please contact us.

Support for care commitments

We can offer some assistance for care commitments such as childcare, which might otherwise affect your ability to take part. To enquire please email us.

Skills Lab Academy is generously supported by HM Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, the Scops Arts Trust, and The Thistle Trust


This year’s Skills Labs workshops will all be held in-person (in line with current government guidelines). However, as we want to ensure that our workshops are accessible to all who wish to take part, please get in touch to let us know if attending in person isn’t preferable or possible for you, so we can discuss alternative options.


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Venue information

Studio Theatre, Brady Arts & Community Centre, Hanbury Street, E1 5HU

192-196 Hanbury Street
E1 5HU
United Kingdom

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Whitechapel (5 mins)
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