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SongPath UK


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[p][b]SongPath[/b] is a travelling concert series to promote walking, talking and music-making together for everyone’s mental health.[/p][p]Part music festival, part pilgrimage, we encourage everyone to engage with the nature, music and communities surrounding them, while also raising money and awareness for the mental health charity [url=http://www.songpath.co.uk/donate/]Mind[/url].[/p][p] [/p][p][i]"No hay Camino, se hace camino al andar[/i][/p][p]There is no way; the way is made by walking"[/p][p][b]Antonio Machado[/b][/p][p] [/p][p][b]OUR PHILOSOPHY[/b][/p][p]We spend our lives searching, speeding headlong down seemingly pre-ordained motorways, dismissing the familiar, but wondering what we’re aiming for. We’re often travelling at such a pace that we overlook our own immediate surroundings.[/p][p]SongPath proposes an alternative approach. We promote walking and music-making in the context of mental health. It is not a race. It is not a competition. We don’t have to push ourselves to any limits. We look to simplicity: calmly, steadily and gently putting one foot in front of the other. We just have to notice what is right there in front of us.[/p][p]At the heart of our initiative is music-making and walking together in unexpected places, forging new paths, exploring local roots and routes and their rich musical and natural histories. Wherever we end up, there’ll be a treasure trove of tunes, tales and landscapes for us to explore together.[/p][p][i]"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."[/i][/p][p][b]T.S.Eliot[/b][/p][p] [/p][p][b]SONGPATH 2019[/b][/p][p]Sunday 16th June 2019[/p][p]10am-5pm[/p][p]Bardsea; Birkrigg; Swarthmoor; Ulverston[/p][p]In collaboration with [url=http://www.ulverstonmusicfestival.co.uk/]Ulverston International Music Festival[/url][/p][p]SongPath invites you to its inaugural celebration of the restorative powers of walking, talking & music making in the wonderful landscapes of South Cumbria.[/p][p]We begin at 10am in the eleventh century coastal village of Bardsea, sharing the breathtaking views over Morecambe Bay before making our way to the Bronze Age Stone Circle on the prehistoric limestone pavements of Birkrigg Common. The [url=https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/]Woodland Trust[/url]’s Swarthmoor Hall Wood comes next, an unsuspecting little haven of ancient woodland on the banks of the Levy Beck, where we’ll sit awhile before continuing to [url=http://www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk/]Swarthmoor Hall[/url] itself, the historic founding home of the Quaker movement and home to wild meadow and wheelchair-accessible quiet garden for meditation.[/p][p]All the while, we’ll be exploring the musical & natural treasures to be found in the landscape around us, celebrating what it means to be rooted and what it means to be well.[/p][p]Fellow travellers include local musicians, Jess Dandy (“rising star” contralto) & Martin Roscoe (classical award-winning pianist), as well as Rufus Harrington, the University of Cumbria’s senior lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Together with you, they will be making music, talking and meditating on the restorative and grounding qualities of our own SongPaths.[/p][p]Come along for ten minutes or the whole day – it is entirely up you.[/p][p]The event is [b]free [/b]but registration is essential (registration opens 1 May on [url=http://www.songpath.co.uk]www.songpath.co.uk[/url])[/p][p]All [b]donations[/b] will go towards two local branches of mind [url=http://www.mindinfurness.org/]Mind In Furness[/url] & [url=http://www.ulverstonmind.org.uk/]Ulverston Mind[/url], who do great work with great people in the local area.[/p][p] [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

16 Jun 2019


May 17, 2019

Mark Bonney

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 15, 2019

Shelley Cox

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Natasha Goldberg

May 1, 2019

Julie Rigby

Excellent charity

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 5, 2019

Peter Fletcher

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 3, 2019

Jack and Betty Gill

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 6, 2019

Stephan Loges

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 5, 2019


Great idea - all the best to you.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 3, 2019

Malcolm Craig

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 2, 2019


£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid