Crowdfunding to provide support for those with hearing loss at arts/science events

Friday 27 June

Music has inspired, entertained, comforted and moved us for thousands of years. But it is only recently that science has begun to shed light on the incredible impact that music and other art forms can have on the mind, brain and body.

The Musical Brain encourages dialogue between science and the arts.  Since 2012 we have been providing speech-to-text reporting (live subtitles) at our events so that those who are deaf or hard of hearing can access the proceedings. This has made it possible for people to attend who otherwise could not take part. 

Watch Mitch Benn, musician, comedian, songwriter and author, talk about why this project is so important.

"The transcription was incredibly impressive." (July 2013)

"So good. Very useful indeed." (July 2013)

"I cannot attend if there is no captioning support." (April 2013)

We are looking for the funds to provide speech-to-text reporting at three events this year:

50 Top Chamber Classics and Why We Love Them – Kings Place, 28 June

Mozart and the Power of Music: Memory, Myth & Magic
– Senate House, 24 October

Music, Poetry and the Trauma of War – LSO St Luke’s, 2 November

We simply won’t be able to provide this support, vital for many, without your help – please donate if you can and kindly share this page with others who might be interested.

We are determined no one should be excluded.  Please help.

The Musical Brain is a registered charity committed to bridging the gap between the arts and sciences by encouraging discussion between neuroscientists, artists, medical professionals and performers, sharing and debating groundbreaking research with a public audience.

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