Project information

Baroque and Roll at Kings Weston House

Mind Your Music ( and Stepping Out Theatre are running a series of workshops, rehearsals and live gigs leading up to a one day music festival in a spectacular Bristol location showcasing a wide range of music including classical, jazz, ska, soul, indie, roots and americana.

January 2018 - July 2018

Charity information: Stepping Out Theatre

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  • Need


    Over the last 14 years, Mind Your Music and Stepping Out Theatre have proved the enormous therapeutic benefits of creative activities to those who are recovering from mental health problems. Local mental health service users interested in music in Bristol need an exciting, rewarding new project as a focus for their musical talents and energies. This is the project that they have asked us to focus on.


    Over the first 7 months of 2018, Baroque and Roll at Kings Weston House will provide an exciting focus for musical and theatrical activities for mental health service users in Bristol. With a series of activities in and around the iconic building and its beautiful natural setting, the project will inspire local mental health service users with a wide range of exciting musical activities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide regular inspiring and healing musical activities to local mental health service users.


    » Regular weekly music workshops and rehearsals throughout Jan - Jul 2018.

    Regular music workshops held in Bristol throughout Jan - Jul 2018 attended by 10 - 20 local mental health service users.

    Aim 2

    To mount a spectacular one day music festival at Kings Weston House in the summer of 2018


    » Inviting a range of musicians across different musical genres and styles to perform at a summer festival event in support of Mind Your Music.

    To mount a successful one day music festival in July 2018 at Kings Weston House attended by a large audience of the general public and mental health service users.

  • Impact


    We will evidence significant changes in the lives of the service users Mind Your Music and Stepping Out Theatre work with across a range of indicators measured using our standard evaluation questionnaires filled in by participants before and after taking part in activities for this project.


    The main risk is of the project not being funded. We are pursuing as many possible avenues of funding as possible for this project in order to minimise this risk.


    All donors will receive regular email and text updates on the progress of project, and the project will be heavily publicised on social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £16,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £11,200 Payments to Artists Payments to Freelance workshop leaders
      £2,000 Venue Hire Rental of venues
      £1,000 Subsistence and Travel Subsistence and Travel expenses for service users, workers, volunteers and others
      £1,500 Musical Equipment Cost of new musical equipment and replacing old equipment
      £800 Recording Studio Costs Hire of Recording Studios and associated costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Allen Lane Fund £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The glorious Grade 1 listed building of Kings Weston House in Shirehampton which is set in spectacular National Trust woodland.


    Long term mental health, drug and alcohol service users in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Mind Your Music are the country's leading mental health music group. Stepping Out Theatre are the country's leading mental health theatre company. The two groups recently collaborated on a highly successful theatre production at Kings Weston House, and have forged a good relationship with the owner and the venue.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Elliot Hall

    Music Projects Manager, Mind Your Music

    Steve Hennessy

    CEO, Stepping Out Theatre

    Norman Routledge

    Owner, Kings Weston House


£60 will pay for the hire of a dedicated music venue for a 3 hour music workshop.

Mind Your Music helps me remember who I am when my illness makes me forget.