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This is a relaxed concert aimed at parents and carers of children & young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester.

We know that, as carers, parents may have little or no access to live music. With the help of Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC), we aim to create moments and memories of joy, relaxation and engagement together with the wonderful, friendly musicians and fellow parent-carers.

The session will be provided free of charge and will include nibbles & refreshments. It will also coincide with Ashgate Specialist Support School‘s parent/carer coffee morning and there will be an opportunity to chat with fellow parents-carers before the performance.

How to book

Booking is essential.

Please contact us ASAP to reserve your place.

Mat Walklate playing the harmonica

Mat Walklate | image source: lastminutemusicians.com

Our Musicians

Our guest performer for the day will be the Matt Walklate Duo.

Mat Walklate is a professional musician and music teacher who plays harmonica and has a rich tenor voice. He specialises in blues and irish traditional music. He will be playing with a guitarist accompanist.

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Our Host

Ashgate Specialist Support School is a primary school for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) based in Wythenshawe. They cater for children with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), General/Global Learning Difficulties (GLD), Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), and other associated difficulties including behaviour.

The Ashgate Parents and Carers Group meets once a week in school on a Thursday morning, normally at 9:00-10:30am. The group meets for refreshments and welcomes all parents and carers. They sometimes run workshops or have a guest speaker but always makes time for to speak to each other about challenges and achievements.