Launch event for our book “Connecting the Distance”

Welcome to our first published book. We would love you to join our celebration!

“Connecting the Distance” is a collection of  co-devised poetry and prose pieces written on Zoom during Lockdown, as part of our Inclusive Creative Covid 19 Legacy project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Joy of Sound (JOS) Creative Director William Longden adapted our inclusive working approach to the Zoom platform, so that we could continue to support and promote the mental well-being of our participant group. Inclusion and listening to each other was the bedrock.

Meet the authors and contributors and enjoy live readings of selections and videos featuring animated illustrations, narration and exclusively created music. Drop in have some refreshments!

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St. Barnabas News

JOS members attending farewell event

All of us at Joy of Sound send our heartfelt best wishes for the future to Clive and Judith Main, who left the Parish as Clive retired from his post as the vicar at St. Barnabas Church in Homerton.  

Clive and Judith were instrumental in helping us establish a regular group in the parish, welcoming us in when we had to move from our previous location at nearby Chat’s Palace in 2017.

JOS volunteers and participants attended the farewell service, along with the whole St. Barnabas congregation, and presented a copy of our book to commemorate our work together. We thought he found the title, “Connecting the Distance”, fitted very well with our shared outlook.

As well as the use of the space, St. Barnabas gave us sense of community from the start when we used the space for a series of photographs of our participants which were featured in the “I Love Chatsworth Road” magazine.

At first we used to bring instruments every week, but Clive worked with William Longden, the founder of JOS, to install a beautiful custom fitted storage unit. Designed by Zoran Radivojevic in an inclusive process working with members of the congregation, with parts made and assembled by Julian Millership, it fits in harmoniously and will be a lasting legacy.

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