March 2020


Unlocking the Power of Song in Isolation

New opportunities for you to engage with Giving Voice

- wherever you are


We've been hard at work revamping our online presence to make it helpful for you during the challenges we’re all facing.

We’ve launched a new Blog 

  • Unlocking the Power of Song which will explore how being isolated can, if anything, enable us to unlock the power of song even more productively than in a group and a couple of Facebook groups

  • Unlocking the Power of Song Facebook group coming soon from our Facebook page  where we will be sharing some recordings of songs that we are finding particularly helpful during these challenging times. We will be releasing some material from our forthcoming book: Unlocking the Power of Song: a companion for challenging times here so you can make use of it now,  and

  • Giving Voice for Peace Facebook group, where those who are committed to promoting peace using Giving Voice can get share and get support

And, if you can’t face joining Facebook, do let us know, as we might be able to sort out an alternative for you. (Jill herself has only just joined, on the promise that Caroline would be able to set her up in a way that few can see her!)

What next?


January 2020


Announcing: our forthcoming book

We’d love you to come and celebrate with us! 

You’re invited to a special event 

to celebrate and preview

our long-awaited pioneering book by Jill Rakusen, entitled  


It’s a Companion for Challenging Times  

(and the times are a-challenging, aren’t they?)  



The event will be held on 
Sunday 25th October 2020
1.30 for 2 pm  –  5 pm
      in Thorner, Leeds

NOW POSTPONED until 2021 date to be announced  


It will be a nourishing day too, filled with the power of

song, as well as good food and fun

(afternoon tea – savouries and cakes – will be served around 3 pm)     

Run by Jill, Rachel and Caroline, with fellow trustees of the Foundation,

the event is for anyone who’s engaged with Giving Voice. 

You’ll have the chance to:    

  • learn more about the power of song – and how to unlock it

  • take a peek at the book, and even explore it a little   

Please let us know if you want to come, so we can ensure we have an appropriately-sized venue, can cater for any special dietary needs, and can help with arranging an overnight stay (if needed).  If you can’t come, but would like to come to a future celebration, please join or update the preferences on our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop 

We’d like to have a few celebrations. If you’d like one near you, do let us know.