Shanty Heads

Say hello to Shanty Heads!

The Shanty Heads Project was launched as part of our 2021 festival with an aim to help combat mental illness and stress through the medium of shanty singing with a mixed gender group of participants across the community.

Within the Arun district it has been well documented that we have a higher-than-average amount of deprivation and mental illness.

Clearly there are no quick solutions to this but Shanty Heads seeks to make a contribution to help improve what is happening in the area. By focussing on a specific and enjoyable experience, the confidence, self-image and social skills of those taking part should improve by creating a sense of achievement. This hopefully will be important to their future well-being and prospects going forward.

The intention is to run a set of free monthly shanty singing workshops through 2022 in Bognor Regis. Our thanks go out to Bognor Radio Respect Adapts Hub CIC and the Bognor RAFA Club who are two of the organisations that are fully supporting the project moving forward.

Launching on Sat 22 Jan 2022 at RAFA Club, Bognor Regis, 10.30 to 12.30pm.

Please email to register your interest for Sat 22 Jan, as we are limiting numbers to 20 people for the first session.