Earlier this year, the north west based housing provider partnered with the charity Music in Mind and commissioned a unique composition based on the melodies and rhythms from the speech of Fleetwood people.
Followed by the BBC for its Inside Out programme, the year-long project, titled Fleetwood Voice, culminated in a sold-out performance at the town’s Marine Hall by musicians from The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Fleetwood Voice project was part of Regenda Homes’ 10 Year Vision for Fleetwood which is a multi-million-pound investment into the town. The Vision is a people and place-based regeneration project that goes beyond the typical bricks and mortar investment associated with the housing sector.
On Tuesday 25 June, representatives from Regenda Homes and Music in Mind will be hosting a special session at the Fringe from 12.15-1pm. The session will include a magical live performance of the composition and is one not to be missed.
Steve Newsham, Regional Director at Regenda Homes, said: “I am very excited to bring the Fleetwood Voice project to the CIH Housing 2019 conference.
“I believe that housing providers have a huge role to play in communities and towns and can act as anchors to a wide range of projects, including arts and wellbeing. Regeneration must be more than just bricks and mortar.
“Hopefully our session can inspire similar organisations around the country.”
The Fleetwood Voice project was made possible through partnerships with Arts Council England, Wyre Council, LeftCoast and Lancashire Council.