Just The Tonic with Katie Derham


The Positive Power of Music in Hospitals and Care with Sir Richard Stilgoe

Season 2, Ep. 2

Katie is joined by star of stage and screen Sir Richard Stilgoe to chat about how live music can make all the difference to people in hospital and care homes. Richard's Orpheus Centre uses the performing arts to empower young adults with disabilities. He tells Katie how rapping helped one young man get an important message across to his dad.

Music in Hospitals and Care improves health and wellbeing through the healing power of live music. Samantha Philp, Activities Co-ordinator, at the Eden Ward in Royal Edinburgh Hospital says it's been a lifeline for her patients to have musicians back on the ward again after lockdown.

As they gear up for performances at the Birmingham 2022 festival, players from The People's Orchestra tell reporter Jamie Parker about the positive impact playing in a community orchestra has on their lives.




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