We finally came to the end of the wonderful Street Voices era on 4th March 2015, when we held our very last Street Voices session at 82 Akeman Street.
We decided to make that morning a celebration of everything we had achieved and experienced during the past 7 years – a real roller coaster ride of performances and outings, plus the quieter times working on songs and enjoying each others’ company. We thought of absent friends, of course. And we enjoyed a final celebratory lunch together, our favourite meal of fish and chips. Members each received one of the trademark red bandannas as a keepsake and a reminder of the fun times we have enjoyed together.
We hope this website will continue to be an inspiration to anyone, anywhere, starting a music group for homeless and vulnerably housed people, or indeed any group of people looking for the joy and empowerment which making music together can bring.
We will continue to post details of upcoming musical events for the homeless community in Cambridge, so do keep an eye on this site.
Also, if you visited this site hoping to join a music group, there is good news! Friends and neighbours of the 82 Akeman Street Community Centre are invited to join a new music group called ‘Good Sounds’ which will meet on Friday mornings, 10.30 – 12.30. Anyone over 18 is welcome. There is a small charge of £1 per session to help cover costs. You can find out more by contacting the Community Centre on 01223 508150.
The photo below shows the ‘tree’ we made at the end of January, with the leaves and flowers each representing some of the gifts and qualities we have received from the group over the years. We hope we have sowed seeds which will continue to bear fruit in other places and other ways. Thank you everyone who has taken part in Street Voices or supported us in any way, and may the gift of music continue to nourish you on your life’s journey.