It’s been a joy getting to know all of our music therapy clients and OAC customers, hearing their stories as well as their creative ideas. It really feels like our OACommunity is growing. Now, we think it is time for you to get to know us – the team behind OAC – a little bit better.
Now that OAC is finally up and running (albeit in slightly worn-out trainers) I wanted to take the chance just to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped get us to this point. When I set out to create OAC I wanted ‘community’ to be at its heart, bringing people together from different walks of life in a comfortable and safe environment. From day one I’ve been touched by the way people have pulled together to get us off the ground; friends, local business owners and even strangers who helped with building work for free! Continue reading “New website and forum! #OACommunity”
After over three months of building and endless support from friends and family, we officially opened our doors in September 2017. From the initial idea to create a place in which Arts Therapies and performance could work from under one roof, to holding our first therapy session, we have come a long way.
Well I think we are nearly there. This week has seen the arrival of a sound system incredibly kindly donated by the amazing guys at Music Box Studios, a trip to Bristol to pick up a drum kit, some more fantastic clients, a helping hand from the wonderful Lucy and many hours spent swearing at a carpet!
The realisation that I could actually drive my van up to the stage was a massive relief when unloading everything on my own as I probably had to move everything about 2 foot in the end…. Continue reading “The Sound of Drums!”
Sorry to have been quiet this week. I have been feeling like I was making slow progress so wanted to post when I had done a bit more. Today finally feels like I have turned another corner and I’m on the home stretch!
At the start of the week I had built a frame for the last therapy room and the upstairs was slowly getting there…. Continue reading “Not long to go now!!”
Well upstairs is coming along slowly! I spent the vast majority of yesterday finishing building the big back wall upstairs. I was amazed at how long it took but I got there in the end!
It was good timing as I had the pleasure of company from Lucy (friend and awesome up-cycler or Ebb and Flow), Kelsey (lovely new friend and fellow music therapist) and Dave (my awesome housemate and bandmate), so it meant they had a great big wall to paint 🙂 Continue reading “We have internet!”
I will not lie, this week has been a super slog. I think I was still tired from Green Man and only just recovering, when the fabulous Hub Festival happened at the weekend. I was playing on both days so was there for a substantial part of it and it was amazing as always, but I definitely have been paying for it! Continue reading “Plan of action!”
So the last couple of days have been firmly focused on the upstairs space, and this is where I’ll be for most of the time now until the launch on Sept 23rd. Continue reading “Going up in the world”
When posting last I forgot to say I was off to play Green Man festival for a few days so decided to take the opportunity to paint myself out of the building and finally have a finished floor! (Well you know, its not perfect, but its starting to look much better). It was quite cathartic really. I felt bad that I would not be doing any work in the place for four days, so at least it gave me a reason to feel that I couldn’t anyway! Continue reading “Post Festival Blue!”