Retune Connecting Creativity With Wellbeing

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Upcoming Events

RETUNE PRESENTS: WARDNPARKER

SUN 3RD FEB, 2019 6:00pm

RETUNE PRESENTS: ALEX BAYLY

SUN 14TH APR, 2019 6:00pm

Previous Events

RETUNE PRESENTS: FFION REBECCA

SUN 2ND DEC, 2018 6:00pm

RETUNE PRESENTS: THE KAZANS

SUN 4TH NOV, 2018 6:00pm

RETUNE PRESENTS: SABRINA FRANCIS

SUN 7TH OCT, 2018 6:00pm

 

What our partners say:

Joe Owers, Specialist Youth Mentor at Herts Mind Network:

“My work involves me supporting young people to overcome barriers they are facing as they engage with education and work, aiding them to build resilience and skills while maintaining their wellbeing. Herts Mind Network is working alongside Retune as we both have similar goals to promote positive mental health and support the local community. The ethos behind Retune is great, pulling on the benefits of creativity and building social connections in an informal, relaxed environment. Having attended several shows myself, I would 100% encourage people to come along, as the calibre of talent is so high and I have had a great time every evening, feeling really welcomed and enjoying all the amazing artists that performed.”

Sarah Bevan, Time To Change Champion and former employee of Mind in West Essex:

“I love Retune and everything it stands for. After every event I have attended, I have come away feeling deeply soothed, calm and overwhelmed by its power. It is so rare to find a space that you immediately feel safe in. Retune provides an environment that is safe enough to share your own mental health story and which welcome the lived experiences of others. I welcome the project’s development, as it provides a platform for musicians to share their stories and for everyone at the events to express how they feel. It is magical and refreshing to be in a setting where the pace of life slows for a couple of hours, where emotions can wash over you so naturally, without judgement. As a Time to Change Champion, and a previous employee at Mind in West Essex, it is clear to me that Retune is such an important organisation to help us understand the empirical importance of mental health and wellbeing in our society. I urge everyone to get themselves off the sofa on a Sunday evening, and get down to support it. Well done to all the team – you are blooming fantastic and I hope that you continue to do what you do for many many years to come.”

What Guides Us

Music & Mindfulness

Retune harnesses the power of live music to promote wellbeing and mindfulness. We explore the strong link between creativity and mental health, providing a safe space with no judgment to increase confidence and resilience for our community.

The statistics say that 1 in 4 people encounter mental health problems. The truth is that everyone has mental health, and experiences highs and lows. Just like fine tuning a musical instrument or adjusting the frequency on a radio, there are times when we all need to make alterations in order to get ourselves back on a positive wavelength. That is what the Retune project is all about.

Find Your Frequency

Everyone has different methods for stress relief, using outlets to express what they feel and make sense of what’s inside. Music is extremely powerful and transformative and provides relief from stress, whether you are listening to it or performing. Retune celebrates this, and all forms of artistic expression.

MORE THAN A GIG

What we Do?

We host live music events once a month in Bishop’s Stortford. The shows feature emerging talented youngsters, established local performers and high calibre external acts. Would you like to perform or attend? Please email info@retune.org.uk or click here to view our upcoming events.

Who we are?

Retune was founded by musician and journalist Tom Ryder. Tom faced mental health difficulties in his early twenties, and music has always been his greatest respite.

Read more about Tom’s story and meet the Retune team here.

How we can help?

Though Retune is aimed at students, school leavers, graduates and other young adults who are experiencing challenges with their mental health, our project is aimed at everyone. We can all benefit from taking time out from our busy lives once in a while and tuning out from the world. We experience a lot of 'mental noise' and internal dialogue. Immersing yourself in live music has been proven to quieten the mind. View our upcoming events here and experience it for yourself.

YOU MAY COME TO TALK, YOU MAY COME TO LISTEN. EITHER WAY, WE’RE HERE.

From the Blog

Posted on: February 7th, 2019 by Retune No Comments

We were delighted to be back for our first show of 2019. It had been two months since the last event instead of the usual one month, and this was the first time we had attempted to put on a gig during a time as dark, gloomy and miserable as February! Fortunately we had another outstanding evening where WardnParker, Ben … Continue reading

Posted on: December 7th, 2018 by Retune No Comments

And so to the final show of a sensational first year for Retune. OK, so it was barely December, but we needed no excuse to offer free homemade mince pies to our guests, which added to an already mouth-watering evening of live music.

Despite the festivities and family celebrations, Christmas is a particularly challenging time for mental health, and a … Continue reading

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 by Retune No Comments

Our November show was already looking special, with an unplugged set from Stortford favourites The Kazans preceded by indie singer/songwriter DIDI and piano-led Anna Wells. We then had some excellent news in the run-up to the show: Mozzy Green frontman and all-round outstanding performer Ben Sommers was going to treat us to a couple of songs to open the evening.

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Our Registered Address - 8 Newman Road, Little Canfield, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1GR, United Kingdom
Retune is registered as a community interest company in England and Wales (no. 11259403)
Photography By: Steve Beeston and Emma Bowdidge