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 are helping us to raise much-needed funds for SWSW in 2019:
Duncan Honeybourne, SWSW Patron, for piano recitals in April and September
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
Thank you to our Patron, Duncan Honeybourne, who came to St Endellion Church on 7th September to give a recital in aid of Music Therapy. Duncan is pictured with SWSW Vice Chair, Clare Monro, and her sister Jane who are granddaughters of Armstrong Gibbs, who composed two of the pieces played.
Bude Choral Society for nominating SWSW as the Charity to benefit from their Christmas concert 2018.
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust | SFIA Educational Trust Ltd | The Duchy Health Charity | The Blanchminster Trust | Wessex Youth Trust | Barnstaple and North Devon Dispensary Fund | Clare Milne Trust
The Foyle Foundation
The Bridge Trust
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