13 July, 2024




Free, no booking required


The Festival Hub
Adjacent to Revo Kitchen.
BS23 1BE

TAKE FIVE – Why We Should All Sing More! 

Part of TAKE FIVE – Weston Arts + Health Festival

With Samir Savant, Director of St George’s Bristol

Free, drop-in

The Festival Hub is a beautiful canvas stretch tent, with accessible seating, that will keep you sheltered come rain or shine.  Please do dress appropriately for the outdoors.

Samir Savant is passionate about all things singing, having sung since he was 10 years old.  His recent instagram post discussing the relationship between mental health and singing went viral with well over 3 million views worldwide.    ‘When we sing’, explains Samir, ‘our brains release endorphins, dopamine and oxytocin, often referred to as the happy hormones’.  Having delivered a TEDx talk on the subject,  Samir is now working with the University of West of England and a choir of some five hundred voices on ‘Sing for Happiness’, a research project to explore the link between singing and wellbeing.  Join Samir for an informal lunchtime talk (and maybe a bit of singing) in the Festival Hub.

2024 is the fifth year for Weston Arts + Health Festival, a partnership between UHBW NHS Foundation Trust and Super Culture that shines a light on the creative provision that exists in Weston year-round to bring people together in positive, shared activity that can support both physical and mental health.

The words 'arts + health' are in black lettering on a bright yellow backdrop. The character '+' is set against a blue sandcastle with a flag on top