Thursday, October 1, 2015

Singing, Science & Adventure - event for all ages (9 yrs +)

Singing, Science & Adventure - event for all ages (9 yrs +)

The Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

CLICK HERE to download a flyer.

Discover how singing can improve your health and wellbeing with The Musical Brain. Join in and explore with scientists and musicians how Neanderthals used their voices to navigate caves, how the voice evolved, what happens in your brain when you sing and how group singing can make you and others happy.

We're delighted to have three experts leading the event, alongside people from the local community:

Prof Steven Mithen, author of The Singing Neanderthals, deputy vice chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Science of Reading University, on the evolution of the human voice and singing;

Dr Evangelos Himonides, reader in Technology, Education and Music at UCL Institute of Education on the vocal instrument, how it works, its functions and uniqueness;

and Vivien Ellis, singer and researcher (Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health) who will use singing, movement and body percussion in her presentation on singing and health, with the audience/children all taking part.

This event is part of the national Fun Palaces weekend – a free celebration of culture, arts and science at the heart of our communities. (

Friday 2 October – 10.30-12.00 and 1.30-3.00 (school groups)
Saturday 3 October – 11.00-12.30 (for everybody)
The Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, TW11 9NN

Call 0208 977 7558 to register your FREE place for the Saturday event.