Maddie Morris: Relaxed Concert

Sunday 24 March 2024

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Join us for a relaxed and dementia-friendly one hour concert presented in an informal and friendly setting.

A relaxed performance is where the ambience of the auditorium and venue ‘rules’ are relaxed: rules such as having to keep quiet or sit still. These performances are ideal for people with learning disabilities or autism, people living with dementia, or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

For this well-being weekend performance, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner Maddie Morris will be joined by guitarist and singer George Sansome to showcase music collected in Yorkshire, exploring identity and LGBTQIA inclusivity. Expect contemporary folk music, inspired by global folk traditions.

“Maddie has a voice like liquid gold.”
– Morag Butler, Rosslyn Court

Maddie Morris is an artist who strives to make a difference in the world. Bold, insightful and refreshingly unique, they take traditional song in new directions to shine a light on contemporary issues, offering new perspectives about the world we live in today.

With a passion for storytelling and a gift for tapping into the human experience, George Sansome is a singer who gets right to the roots of what traditional music is all about. Refreshingly open, expressive and engaging, his performances place a spotlight on human stories, with masterful guitar arrangements that showcase impressive skills whilst allowing the songs themselves the space to shine.

Part of the Howard Assembly Room’s Wellbeing Weekend.

£6 (+£1 booking fee)

Touch tour 2pm
Doors 2.15pm
Start time 3pm

1 hour 15 minutes (including one 15 minute interval)

What to expect

  • A touch tour before the event ,these give audiences the opportunity to touch instruments, costumes, set, or anything else that can provide additional context for the performance
  • Friendly performers
  • No bright or flashing lights and no darkness
  • No sudden loud noises
  • A range of seating options from chairs to cushions and no pressure to stay still throughout the performance
  • A quiet area outside the performance space if you want
  • Extra staff on hand to help out
  • Information sent out before the show

Find out more ahead of your visit by visiting our Access page.


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Maddie Morris: Relaxed Concert

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