Kirrie Connections

Kirrie Connections

is a community dementia support hub, based in the rural Angus town of Kirriemuir (Scotland). Each week it hosts a variety of different sessions for its members who are living with dementia, and their family carers. Their arts and crafts groups have experimented with rug-making, mosaicking, printmaking and plaster mould casting to name but a few. They're currently running:

🌷 a gardening group that meets event Wednesday from 10 am;

🎵 a choir that holds rehearsals every Friday at 2pm (via Zoom);

🚶‍♂️ walking sessions every Tuesday from 2pm and every Wednesday from 10.30am

Learn more and get involved: 

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Tinderbox Collective

This group has over 70 members aged 8 – 65, coming from all walks of life, amateurs and professional musicians alike, who have a lot coming up this summer. Whether it’s through free music lessons for young people, public performances or recording albums, the Tinderbox Collective has been a vibrant addition to Edinburgh’s music scene since 2010. The one thing all the members have in common, is a love of music and a desire to share that with others. The group was shortlisted for the 2018 Epic Awards. 

Check out what's on: 

A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival

Grand Northern Ukulele Fest

This is an annual festival in Huddersfield organised by a brilliant group of volunteers who love to play the ukulele. During the pandemic, the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival reached out to vulnerable elderly groups at risk of isolation. The festival’s volunteer team worked in partnership with care home staff to provide fun and entertainment safely.

Their festival is back in June 2022 with a series of performances, workshops and masterclasses open to everyone in the local community and beyond.

For more information, visit 

Pandemonium Drummers in London

Pandemonium Drummers

This year, Pandemonium Drummers celebrate 10 years since their amazing show at the London 2012 Olympics Ceremony and their impressive growth as a voluntary music group, from winning the 2014 Epic Awards for England to becoming an incorporated charity.Discover Pandemonium Drummers' achievements and lockdown experience.

The group welcomed drumming enthusiasts to join them for two open sessions of rehearsals in London in May and June. 

To learn more about the group and to join their next open sessions, please visit