Workshops and Past Events

SEPT 2013: THE NEVARD CHARITABLE TRUST – sponsored Alpine challenge!
We are delighted to report that Edward Crosse’s sponsored Alpine bike ride has raised a substantial sum, which will be of great help in continuing the work of TNCT. Thank you so much to all of you who supported Edward.

‘Music at the end of life. What role can music play?’

Hospice23 Conference – Scargill, N Yorkshire, 6-9th Dec 2013
Invitation to lead a session on: ‘Accompanying the Dying: exploring some of the challenges of providing end of life care in the world today’.
To attend this event please contact:
Chris Farrelly, Hospice 23, PO Box 5935, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 9LB
Email:   Tel: 07885 886712

‘The Garden of My Life’ – A quiet day for reflection.

Douai Abbey, Nr Reading. Following a private silent retreat I attended at Douai Abbey, I have been invited to run a Quiet Day on Saturday 6th September 2014 (10.15-5.30pm)
To attend this even please contact Douai Abbey directly on:
0118 971 5399 or

“Arts in the Time of Crisis – Living and Dying Creatively in a Changing World”

St Christopher’s Hospice International Symposium. Presentation of The Soul Bird DVD: a creative and therapeutic tool – palliative care through music and words. DVD released by Synergy for the Nevard Charitable Trust.

“Let’s Pretend It’s Spring”

An afternoon of gentle music and words, around the theme of Spring, for older people and people with dementia
Abbeyfield’s residential care home, Farnham, Surrey

“The Sun Has Got Its Hat on”

A musical trip to the zoo for pre-school children and their teachers
The Hollybush Nursery, Hornsey, London

“Synergy”: A presentation on the use of Synergy within therapeutic and secular worlds.

APSCC/ BIAPT Annual Conference, Reading University, Berkshire
(Association for Pastoral Care and Counselling/British and Irish Association for Practical Theology)

“You Matter Because You Are You”

Synergy contributed sessions throughout a palliative care conference, offering time for meditative reflection.
St Columba’s Fellowship (now Hospice 23)
Lee Abbey Conference Centre, North Devon


“Beyond the textbook – a holistic approach to the therapeutic use of music and words”

Hospice23 Conference: Beyond Textbook Palliative Care-Learning from Experience
Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, Leicestershire

“An afternoon with Synergy”

Music, readings and time for reflection
Cotswold Care Hospice Day Centre, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire

“A Special Time, Just For You”

Music, readings and time for reflection
Hill House, Little Somerford, Wiltshire
Country Care Homes

“Shared times of joy, music and times for reflection”

Care Home for Older People and People with Dementia.
Ongoing sessions with music, readings and time for reflection.
Horsfall House, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire


“Music with Victoria and Richard”

Patternoster School, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

We have committed to termly visits to Paternoster School for children with moderate and severe special educational  needs.

“A Day of Tranquillity, Reflection and Renewal”

Acorn Christian Foundation, Bordon, Hampshire

“A Summer Quiet Day”

St Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth, Durham Diocese

A Quiet Day: ‘Precious and Honoured’

Harnhill Centre of Christian Healing, Gloucestershire

“Synergy – The Mothers’ Union Prayer”

Focusing on the concerns and needs of women throughout the world.
Gauzebrook Diocese, Wiltshire

The Soul Bird DVD Click here

 Kindergarten Regenbogen, Gladbeck, Ruhrgebiet, Germany

Children and teachers in The Regenbogen Kindergarten used The Soul Bird DVD in their Spring Music Week.





Uwe Haas, Director, Kindergarten Regenbogen, Gladbeck wrote:  “This musical version of The Soul Bird is a masterpiece, and I am so inspired by it that next year our project work will be devoted to The Soul Bird.”

A German version of The Soul Bird DVD is in preparation.