11:00am. St Nicholas Church. Free Entry/Retiring Collection
Informal performance from Noriko Ogawa featuring a separate programme for the evening performance.
Held in Japan and the UK, Jamie’s Concerts were conceived by Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa, through her own experience of living with the family of a child with severe autism, Jamie, when she first moved to the UK.
The concerts are designed for those who are not able to normally go to concerts, such as parents of children with autism or some disability.
Jamie’s Concerts are designed to fit perfectly into the demanding lives of parents and carers and so they start at 11am and end before the school day is over.
After the concerts Noriko serves tea and biscuits and the audience have a chance to chat in a relaxed atmosphere. The setting provides a rare opportunity for families and carers to get together in a non-institutionalised setting and can be a welcome respite from the demands of caring for a child with autism.
Children with autism are very welcome at the concerts but Noriko understands that not all are happy in such an environment and so leaves that decision to the discretion of parents and carers.
This Event is Sponsored by Harwich Town Council
The Harwich Festival 2019 is sponsored by Harwich Haven Authority