Category Archives: Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield (Children’s)

Continued music-making residencies in children’s hospitals

We are delighted to be able to continue, and expand our existing relationships with Derbyshire, Leicester, Nottingham and Kings Mill Children's Hospitals with support from Youth Music and from our local and hospital partners. This support means that OPUS musicians will now visit each hospital on a weekly basis until April 2016, making music for and with the patients, their families and staff.

Our recent evaluation and documentation work has demonstrated the highly valued impacts of this practice; we are incredibly grateful for the support of all our partners in enabling this work to continue. Continue Reading ››

Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeships: 2014-2015

We are delighted to launch our brand new Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeship programme. From September 2014 to July 2015, we are offering four paid apprenticeships, exploring Music in Healthcare Settings practice alongside highly experienced OPUS Musicians and Trainers and supporting the development of new programmes of practice. Click on the following links for more information: Full apprenticeship programme details (pdf) Apprenticeship timetable (pdf) Application Form (word) Application Form (pdf) The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 6th June 2014 with interview/auditions to be held in Derby on Monday 16th June 2014. This programme is made … Continue Reading ››

Evaluation: OPUS in Children’s Hospitals

OPUS' current music in hospitals programme, taking place in Derbyshire, Leicester, Nottingham and Kings Mill Children's Hospitals, is coming to an end in March 2014.  We hope to resume the practice in May 2014, funding permitting!  As part of the current programme, OPUS engaged the services of Evaluation Consultant Dr Anneli Haake to evaluate the programme.  Anneli has done a fantastic job, capturing evidence of the impacts of this practice and pulling this all together into academic and summary report documents, an A1 size academic poster (for display in hospitals) and the film (3 … Continue Reading ››