On 4th July, the ITT returned to Praxis Community Projects in East London to hear the second sharing of music written and performed by the young refugee and migrant mothers in the WINGS group. With the support of Arts Council England, Lucille Graham Trust and Swan Mountain Foundation, the ITT has been facilitating the Lullaby Project at Praxis over the past month, and the first sharing took place on 20th June. The mums were accompanied by musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Resound as they shared their stories and experiences of motherhood through lullabies sung to their children.
The Lullaby Project is a national programme of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in the US, brought to the UK for the first time by the Irene Taylor Trust.
Audience feedback included:
“So beautiful. Really emotional. I wish this project was available to all mums! Great to hear mums sharing their stories and love with their children.”
“Very moving, great commitment from everyone, wonderful to have top quality musicians involved.”
“Found it very emotional and so heart-warming to allow women to express their love through words and music.”
“Just amazing. Very touching as you could see people who wrote these songs and their children. Well done.”
The Lullaby Project is supported by Arts Council England, the Lucille Graham Trust and the Swan Mountain Foundation.