LSO Create offers exciting opportunities for adults with learning disabilities, their supporters and carers to engage with the LSO as audience members, active music-makers and performers.
The LSO Create Monday Club meets roughly once a month at LSO St Luke's 11am–3pm and all abilities are welcome.
It's a diverse mix of individuals who attend either alone or with family members or as part of a group from day/residential centres.
United by a love of music, they are inspired by repertoire being performed by the LSO, and with LSO musicians and Mark Withers (LSO workshop leader), they compose, improvise and create music together.
There are occasional taster days for new groups and every year there is an opportunity for a small group to perform alongside LSO musicians.
In July 2018 we experimented with different forms of animation using paints, gels and silhouette characters to create a short film based around the elements. During an intensive week of music-making, a small group from LSO Create Monday Club then created original music to accompany the film and bring the animations to life. The music you will hear below was recorded live on 20 July 2018 at LSO St Luke’s during the LSO Create & Friends concert performance.
LSO Create runs music workshops in residential and day care centres in the community. This programme complements our Monday Club workshops and enables us to work directly with centres to plan tailored music projects for their service users and staff. This work primarily focuses on working with adults with more profound disabilities who might find it more difficult to get to and fully benefit from the Monday Club sessions at LSO St Luke’s.
All LSO Create activities are free.
For more information on taking part in LSO Create activities, please contact Natasha Krichefski:
LSO Create is generously supported by the Morrisons Foundation, Postcode Community Trust*, Henry Oldfield Trust, Rix-Thompson-Rothenberg Foundation and Andor Charitable Trust.
*Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our project received £15,000 from the Trust towards our Create programme