Sounds Like Women holds Christmas music cafe event

By Jessica Durston - 23 December 2022

CommunityArts and Culture

Swindon non-profit Sounds Like Women held a Christmas-themed music cafe event this month as part of their Better With Music programme.

The non-profit which supports women and girls, will be hosting ten different music events across ten months, taking place in ten different venues.

Sounds Like Women is an organisation, which aims to empower women, girls and families through music and music related activities - especially those affected by domestic abuse, racial biases and gender based inequality.

The Better With Music cafe events are being supported by the National Lottery Fund.

This month, the non-profit held a festive music cafe event at the Swindon Central Library. 

The free event ran on 17 December, between 12pm - 4pm.  

There were various activities on offer for attendees to enjoy, including:

  • Live music from international artists and music therapist and singer songwriter Bob Heath
  • Community music workshops
  • Refreshments and food
  • A Christmas table top sale with second-hand goods
  • A music corner for the children
  • Open mic options
  • A visit from 'Santa's sister'

Founder of Sounds Like WOmen, Luiza Staniec-Moir said of the Better With Music programme: "Through our newest initiative, we create the safe place for a community, where we empower through music and raise awareness about pressing issues, we speak about locally available support and provide the place to meet, to be listened and to connect, or simply to relax and have fun.

"The cafe is always full of live music, refreshments and homemade food, top-table sale with second hand goods, as well provide community music workshops run by music therapists, open mic and activity for all community."

The next cafe event is due to be held on the last Saturday of January. Those interested can follow Sounds Like Women on social media to look out for updates. 

More information about Sounds Like Women can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6befOCalkIjkN_CxPvBhpw/videos

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soundslikewomen

Sounds Like Women website: www.soundslikewomen.com

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