Monday mornings with the young at HEART
In a response to creating safe spaces for vulnerable older community members during COVID-19, the Margaret River HEART has created a heart-warming weekly gathering of volunteers, performers and avid arts lovers.
Young @ HEART audience members have grown rapidly since the inaugural event in June, now attracting between 30 and 50 audience members each week.
Margaret River HEART volunteer and Young @ HEART program curator Ross Goulden said the HEART is a magnificent venue.
“It’s great to have the community using it and enjoying it, especially with such a depth of talent locally”, he said.
“As a volunteer at the HEART, my contribution is to get our talented locals in front of the microphone and create a space for the community to enjoy.”
Margaret River HEART General Manager Nicky Hansen said the weekly gatherings provide a vehicle for performers.
“It’s providing free live entertainment and there’s such variety – from ukuleles, recorders and poets to classical music, harpists and the Riversong Choir”, she said.
“It’s like a chocolate box of performance every Monday.”
Young @ HEART is held in the Foyer Gallery every Monday morning from 10am to 12pm and are followed by cinema screenings periodically.
All senior community members are welcome and encouraged to come along to safely participate in the arts.
Young @ HEART – October
Monday October 5: Peter and Jo Mayo, Maureen Gittos and Rod Dilkes – musical medley of songs and instrumentals.
Monday October 12: Dianna Gee (vocal and guitar) and Erica Lumsden (poetry reading) at 10am.
Followed by cinema screening at 11am: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (M).
Monday October 19: Red Dress (vocal group)
Followed by cinema screening at 11am: Rams (PG)
Monday October 26: Piano and vocal surprise from 10am, followed by saxophonist Serge Le Goueff at 11am.