Our impact Activities & Services THE OASIS CHOIR & DRUMMING GROUP Come along to the café at Oasis for group music, song, and dance! A chance to leave worries aside for a short while, have fun and make new friends as well as participating in informal English communication between songs. Women’s Group:The Women only Music and Drumming Group runs every Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Small Hall. It is an informal group in a safe space and no musical talent is required, there’s something for everyone including singing, playing the drums and dancing but fun is guaranteed! The group perform all around the city and Wales and often perform at Oasis events too as the Oasis World Choir. Mixed Group: 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Everyone is welcome! We aim to have fun, get to know each other, share songs, and create music all within a non-judgmental atmosphere.Please note, due to COVID-19 these sessions have now been replaced with an online session every Monday: Mondays Oasis World Choir & Drumming Group 11:00am - 12:30pm (Singing)12:30pm - 1:00pm (Lunch Break)1:00pm - 2:30pm (Singing)2:30pm - 3:15pm (Singing & Movement) Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89500578929?pwd=Wm80TE0veU42eXRJRmFzaE9raEZnQT09 Meeting ID: 895 0057 8929Password: 218165 Throughout the project, we have written many group songs and have built up a songbook with well over 100 songs made up of original songs composed by the group, songs from group members countries as well as favourite songs in the English language (this, as well as the chatting in between the singing, has the added benefit of helping with people’s language development skills) People have found the sessions to be relaxing and fun and have helped people feel that they are a true and valuable part of the local community. Being a part of a community music or singing group has recently been scientifically proven to have very positive health benefits….. Reducing stress, increasing endorphins, encouraging a sense of belonging, taking part in a meaningful activity which can give us all a sense of purpose within our lives. Proven physical benefits ……. Increased lung health, a gentle whole body workout meaning that people are working their hearts, lungs and muscles to their own level all enhancing overall physical health, wellbeing, and happiness. The project is regularly facilitated by Tracy Pallant and Laura Bradshaw of Valley and vale Community Arts, and we have wonderful guest tutors leading the sessions from time to time also.