A brief history of Living Lively

In 2010 the Department of the health funded a research project that investigated whether regular social singing could have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people over 50.


Over 250 people, most of whom had never sung before, took part in the project, singing in one of five singing groups.


At the end of the project over 100 of the participants wished to continue singing and Living Lively was set up to allow this to continue.


Our first four singing groups opened in January 2011 and in our first year we opened a further 4 groups. .


Since 2011 we have steadily increased the number of groups and now there are over 650 people attending one of our sessions each week.


Membership of our groups is very affordable. We keep our overheads to a minimum and over 90% of all our income is spent on front line delivery

Picture gallery

Here are some pictures of our work in action including our singing groups, exercise for people over 50 and a Sing Lively event.