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Cuppa Concerts: At Home - English Strings

Following the success of our 'Christmas Brass' package, we are excited to announce the release of our new Cuppa Concerts: At Home package, called 'English Strings'. This is a fantastic programme of music by English composers, ranging from traditional folk tunes through to classic pop songs, and English classical repertoire through to music from TV and film. Curated, performed, and presented by a string quintet of CBSO musicians, there really is something for everyone in this programme. To order your pack, please visit cbso.co.uk/cuppa-concerts/at-home.

In our Care Settings DVD package (£40 inc. P&P), we provide care settings with a specially programmed concert on DVD for residents to enjoy in communal spaces, plus 15 programme booklets, an activities and resource pack for staff to help enrich the experience, and some further listening and viewing recommendations. We will also provide digital access to all these resources - as well as an audio described programme for those with visual impairments - so that residents can watch the concert in their room, on a tablet or laptop, and on demand. We also now offer 2-month online-only access for £24. All online resources will be available for 2 months after release with no limit on how many times you can watch the concert, and the DVD packages are yours to keep and reuse whenever you like.

We are delighted to offer this fantastic programme to people being cared for at home, with our Household package. For just £12.50 (inc. P&P), we will provide a DVD, a programme booklet, and some further listening activities, as well as online access to these resources, including the audio-described programme. For £6.00, you can also purchase this pack as online-access only, available for 2 months.

We are excited to offer the option to purchase Cuppa Concerts: At Home DVD packages as gifts for care settings that are close to your heart, or a loved one at home. Gifts are available as DVD packages only, at a rate of £40 for Care Setting packages, and £12.50 for Household packages. We can include a gift message, and can ship the gift directly to the recipient if you wish.

To order your pack, please visit cbso.co.uk/cuppa-concerts/at-home. Packages will be shipped from 19th February, with online access available between 15th February and 16th April.

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • Improves memory
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Involves carers
  • Self expression
  • Creative expression and stimulation
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Motivation
  • Physical engagement
  • Social connections – supporting relationships
  • Maintenance or development of identity and self
  • Facilitating communication
  • Pleasure and enjoyment
  • Contributing to a creative outcome
Phases:
  • Living well
  • Pre-diagnosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Post diagnosis – early years
  • Post diagnosis – later years
  • End of life