My Time Mitchell Conservatorium supports the Cerebral Palsy Alliance program, MyTime through 50% of their funding costs. MyTime groups provide facilitated peer support for mums, dads, grandparents and anyone caring for children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. Socialise and share ideas and information with others who understand the rewards and intensity of caring for a child with special needs. Sessions include music therapy for pre-school children, morning tea and dsiscussion (for the adults) held in Bathurst at Kelso Public School on dates throughout the year as well as the Mitchell Conservatorium Lithgow campus every second Thursday. For more information please contact Michelle Franks on 6361 1809 or 0428 266 465.
Men's Shed, Bathurst Mensheds is a uniquely Australian organisation specialising in the needs of men, their health and well being, their men’s sheds and their communities. The local Men's Shed is located at 140 Havannah St, Bathurst and you can contact the Men's Shed representative on (02) 6331 7362 or 0414 768 160. The Men's Shed have supplied handcrafted, heritage-style wooden noticeboards for use on the exterior and interior of the Mitchell Conservatorium. These glass fronted cabinets complete with brass fittings are in keeping, visually, with the magnificence of the West Wing Courthouse and we value these objects as fine examples of local craftmenship.
Bathurst Eisteddfod Society "To foster and promote in every desirable way, the appreciation and enjoyment of all performing arts and to stimulate and increase public interest therein." The annual Bathurst Eisteddfod is a 'festival' of literature, music and performance. Dating back to a Welsh tradition of at least the 12th Century, Bathurst comes alive with competing regional performers during the months of August and September. the Mitchell Conservatorium is a Gold Sponsor of the Eisteddfod.
Arts Outwest Art and Health Program The development and support of arts within the health and disability sectors in the Central West is currently one of the four key areas of project work for Arts OutWest. Mitchell Conservatorium students has presented many musical performances for the Bathurst Health Service through the Arts and Health Program and the aim of this work is to provide ‘music that entices movement, so is uplifting and may bring a smile to people’s faces’. Guidelines for the presentation of music were established to minimise impact on the operations of the health service whilst still delivering a creative and artistic experience for performers and audience alike. Staff and visitors in the hospital have asked: “When is the next performance?” and recall that “People were dancing in the corridors”. The Coordinator noticed that “People smiled for weeks later when recalling the performances”.
Concert Series Access Program This year has seen the Mitchell Conservatorium partner with the University of the Third Age and the Combined Pensioner and Superannuants Association of NSW to deliver low cost tickets prices to high quality musical recitals for the enjoyment of local members as well as delivering instrument ensemble lessons and perfromances in a range of instruments. U3A and CPSA members present their membership cards to recieve the $10 ticket rate to selected concerts. All venues have level access and are predominatly held at 3pm sessions to allow travel during daylight hours. Download the 2011 Concert Program now