+ est. £1265.50
Bringing the power of live music to people in isolation.
by The Spitz Charitable Trust in London, Greater London, United Kingdom
The Spitz uses the power of live music to increase wellbeing, while reducing isolation and loneliness.
Drawing on some of London’s finest musicians from a large reservoir of talent built in the original Spitz venue, our participatory music sessions and public events have proven to ease anxiety, encourage interaction and improve wellbeing and memory through mental and physical participation.
Through music we connect people who may be isolated as a result of social and economic realities, age, ethnicity, disability, culture and other disadvantage. We build relationships with participants and their families, returning to each venue as many times as possible to nurture memories and make new ones.
The Spitz was awarded charitable status in December 2013, having been born out of former music and arts venue The Spitz. Located in the old Spitalfields Market, The Spitz enjoyed a successful 11 years building a formidable reputation for excellence and innovation. Unfortunately the market’s renovation meant closure and the loss of one of London’s best loved venues.
On closing the doors for the very last time Director Jane Glitre speculated what music older people in the local area were listening to, and from this came research, arranging gigs in many unusual spaces and ultimately The Spitz Charitable Trust.