In collaboration with critically acclaimed bassist Jah Wobble, Merton Council are launching ‘Tuned In’, which will provide free weekly sessions for participants to meet new people and play an instrument or exercise.
The sessions start on Monday 28 January at 7pm at Merton Arts Space in Wimbledon Library. The sessions will be led by Jah Wobble who will bring his enthusiasm for music and sports to the group.
It is estimated that there could be 8,000 lonely people in the borough. London’s older people population rank top as the loneliest in the country with more than four out of five (87%) feeling lonely at least some of the time. The project aims to bring people together across the borough through a mutual love of music and sport.
Merton Council will work in partnership with AFC Wimbledon, Fulham FC, One You Merton and GLL to provide the sessions with the main focus being directed musical ‘jam’ sessions that people can get involved with no matter their ability. ‘Tuned In’ partners will be on hand to provide health and exercise advice and activities.
Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Community and Culture, Councillor Nick Draper, said: “What a wonderful idea! It’s very easy for people to become lonely in our busy metropolis, and music and sport are ideal ways to find new friends. Get the serotonin flowing!”
For more information and to register visit www.merton.gov.uk/artsspace