Appreciate Life – My Mum’s Song by Lindsey King

Appreciate Life – My Mum’s Song by Lindsey King

My mum, Lydia Nicoll, received palliative care at St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds from October to December 2018.  One thing that kept her going during her final weeks was The Swan Song Project. I’m not sure how she came upon the flier about the project but I remember...
The first 10 weeks of The Swan Song Project

The first 10 weeks of The Swan Song Project

The first 10 weeks of The Swan Song Project In May 2017 I began the first sessions for The Swan Song Project at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford.  I had been developing this project for what seemed like a long time, about 18 months since initial idea so I was very excited...
Marie Curie – “Songs can be the soundtrack to your life”

Marie Curie – “Songs can be the soundtrack to your life”

Musician and songwriter Ben Slack is helping people living with a terminal illness to compose songs about their lives. Working with Ben, people write and record a piece of music and then share it with friends and family if they wish to. See the full story here Search...
BBC News – Writing a song for family ‘to remember me by’

BBC News – Writing a song for family ‘to remember me by’

A Yorkshire charity is helping patients with terminal illnesses write a song they can leave behind for their loved ones. The Swan Song Project was started by Ben Slack at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford in May 2017. Vic Simborowski, who recently wrote a song with their...