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Desert Island Discs

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4.7 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.7 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Just like BBC Radio 4's famous radio programme, join us at this event to share music, memories and have a little party along the way. 

Each session will focus on a different theme or music genre and members will be asked to come with a song in mind. One at a time we will play individuals' song choices and hear why you chose that song. It's a wonderful way to get to know fellow Mirthy members a little more.

The theme for June will be 'Belonging', as this event will be part of our Festival of Belonging!

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Abbie & Maria

Maria Parfitt studied Viola under Dr Louise Lansdown at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where she received a Scholarship. Since graduating in 2017 with a BMus(Hons) Maria has established a busy freelance career across the South West and can often be seen performing regularly with orchestras and ensembles including Southern Sinfonia, The Bristol String Quartet, Bristol Insight Ensemble, Terra Coda and many more. Alongside Maria’s playing career, Maria has years of experience in Arts Administration and she currently holds the position as Music Administrator at Redmaids’ High School in Bristol. She also tutors Primary and Secondary Music Tutor at Wolsey Hall Oxford.

Abbie would describe herself as a proud amateur musician! After joining every Bristol ensemble she could in her first year of university, she developed a real passion for chamber music and loves finding fellow musicians at Bristol orchestras who are keen to play chamber music repertoire. As a viola player in her current quartet and at Bristol Met Orchestra, she also loves an excuse to bring the violin back out of its case and onto a stage! She currently works as a Teaching Assistant in schools in Bristol but prior to this job, she worked as Head of Events at Rest Less!

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

Rest Less events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.

How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)

Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.

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