“Most uplifting singing group I’ve ever attended. The group is informal, friendly, welcoming, diverse and absolutely inclusive. I managed to keep involved during a long period of serious illness and I believe that this really benefited recovery and gave a really positive psychological boost at a difficult time.”
The Sing participant

“Great fun, lovely people and something I’ve wanted to do since watching Singing In The Rain when I was a little girl!”
Tap Dancing for Adults participant

“When I joined the Sing, it was after a lot of difficult things had happened in my family. Singing with other people has helped me a lot to deal with depression and anxiety. When you have to concentrate on singing your part, there’s no space for the negative ideas that can dominate your thinking. Simon is so positive and accepting of everyone, regardless of ability. We start a new song and I think “I’ll never be able to do this” and after a few minutes, we’re singing it and sometimes we sing it well and that’s such a good feeling!”
The Sing participant

The Edge runs a full programme of creative classes and courses for the local community to get involved with.

Each week 730 people take part in an arts activity at The Edge.

Each term we run a range of classes and courses for the local community, from ukulele to acting, tap to singing.

“I’ve always loved dancing but what I get additionally from this course is the thrill of dancing the movie routines!”
Movie Moves participant

“He loves coming and I’ve watched his confidence grow since he started attending”
Edge Theatre Club parent

“I have learnt that it’s fine to feel nervous and awkward ‘acting’ in front of others and that most people feel the same way. It’s good to fight your fears and do something that makes you feel brave, confident and elated!”
Introduction to Acting participant

“The sessions are informal and fun and Phil is encouraging and supportive. The music Phil teaches us to play is varied and he encourages us to request pieces we’d like to learn. He drops in little pearls of musical wisdom for us to benefit from his own experience and skill. My “kids” are very impressed that I am being taught by a proper musician and band member!”
Beginners Ukulele participant