Music Therapy is the interactive, creative and spontaneous use of music in a therapeutic setting.
The SWSW Instrument Loan Scheme (ILS) provides free loan of orchestral instruments to aspiring young players living in our area.
SWSW Perryman/Bolitho Award
This Award was set up in 2012 in memory of former Trustees Maggie Perryman & John Bolitho both of whom contributed substantially to the work of SWSW.
Each year Sound Waves South West organises professional Workshops for schools in the SWSW catchment area.
Sound Waves South West is an independent charity registered in 2000. Its activities began in the Bude area and now extend across North Cornwall and North West Devon. The main aims of the charity are to provide:
Many local organisations and individuals who helped us to raise much-needed funds for SWSW in 2019:
Duncan Honeybourne, SWSW Patron, for piano recitals in April and September
Bude Carnival in August
Waitrose, Holsworthy, for selecting SWSW as one of their charities in May
Bude Independent Theatre Society (B.I.T.S) for their Variety Show in June
Cadon Choir for concerts in Launcells and St Endellion in July
Friggin Riggin for playing at the Falcon Hotel twice in July
The Petrovian Orchestra for their concert in July
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE SWSW AGM on 7th April 2020
As a consequence of the restrictions imposed on meetings due to COVID-19, the SWSW Annual General Meeting will be held as an electronic meeting for the SWSW Trustees only. If you wish to receive a copy of either the Chairman’s Report or the Annual Accounts, please contact us – see details below
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust | The Blanchminster Trust | Barnstaple and North Devon Dispensary Fund | Clare Milne Trust
The Foyle Foundation
The Bridge Trust
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