The Mayor, Councillor Paula Thacker MBE, is to visit the Music and the Deaf’s fun session at Jack Hunt School on Saturday, 26th November.

The Mayor will be seeing first hand how Deaf and Partially Deaf Young People are learning to play musical instruments. The session takes place between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs, with the Mayor attending between 10:30 and 11:30 hrs.

The Music and the Deaf, Cambridgeshire Music and Britten Sinfonia are providing instrumental fun workshops with one to one tuition. The Deaf Young People will explore a range of musical instruments including an Indian Dhol drumming workshop.

Any child with a hearing loss age 8 and over is welcomed. Complete beginners are extremely welcome to come and learn to play any instrument they wish. To book a place at the instrument sessions, or to find out more, please contact Lin Heatherington, e-mail  Tel 01480 373500

It is hoped that these sessions will lead Young Deaf People to join the East of England Deaf Youth Ensemble, a new cultural project for our city.