We believe people with learning disabilities should have an interactive musical life that enhances their lives and education

Sounds Wild at Westonbirt

”Outdoor multi-sensory music sessions Soundabout multi-sensory music making sessions inspired by nature for people with learning disabilities of all ages. Led by expert practitioners Isabel and Emma. Groups and families welcome. These sessions are especially designed for people with severe and multiple and profound learning disabilities. Changing places toilets are on site. Book here! Timings Tues […]“

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Soundabout Summer Get Together

”Sunday 3rd July, 3:30pm – 5:30pm Oxford Music Centre, Bayswater Road, OX3 9FF Suggested donation: £5 per person Book tickets You are warmly invited to join members of our Inclusive Choirs from around the country for the Soundabout Summer Get Together! The event will feature tea, cakes, stalls and some exciting music performances… This Get Together […]“

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Soundabout Welcomes New CEO

”We are excited to let you know that we have now appointed our new CEO. Holly Radford-James has accepted this role and she comes from Midlands Arts Centre. As Producer for MAC Makes Music (a musical inclusion programme for young people), some of our colleagues may already be working with her in her work with […]“

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Colchester Zoo

”Our Colchester Zoo sessions are fully booked – thank you all so much for your interest! Why not take a look at our multisensory Sounds Wild activities in July instead? Let’s Go Wild! Join us for small group, multi-sensory music making sessions at Colchester Zoo, Essex. These are specifically designed for people of all ages […]“

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Community Sessions

”“How can you place a value on what Soundabout offers? It allows people with no other way of expressing themselves – a voice. They are among equals – all can join in. Families get a break and a good afternoon out. Rare if not impossible to find something we can all enjoy together.” Face-to-Face Community […]“

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Soundabout Birthday Party

”Celebrate with Soundabout! Soundabout are now offering bookable online birthday party sessions to help bring musical fun to your family’s celebrations. These sessions can be tailored specifically for your family member with learning disabilities so that they can share some musical fun on their special day. Perfect for class groups at school or to ‘broadcast’ […]“

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Soundabout Inclusive Choirs

”About the Soundabout Inclusive Choirs The Soundabout Inclusive Choirs are musical communities without barriers for people all ages and all abilities, with a focus on giving a voice to people with severe and profound learning disabilities.  Soundabout launched its first Inclusive Choir in Oxford, 2019. Following on from the success of their inclusive ‘jamming session’ […]“

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Latest News

”This page shares some of the most recent developments at Soundabout, including information on our latest research projects, inclusive choirs, news stories and much more. For more information on one of our projects or how you can get involved, please get in touch. Soundabout & MAC Announce 5 New Choirs Soundabout and MAC Makes Music […]“

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Soundabout News Show

”The Soundabout Emerging Leaders have been working on a podcast showcasing the wonderful work and people of Soundabout. Have a listen to the first instalment, where the we discuss the highs and lows of running a charity, the work that goes on behind the scenes and how to make backing tracks for a virtual choir. […]“

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Upcoming Music Making Sessions