Local UK Groups

Covid 19 update: Our learning groups have now moved back from meeting online to  holding small gatherings of Companions with the necessary risk assessments in place and according to the most current government guidelines. 

We have Companion Voices learning groups around the UK in Brighton, Bristol, Hertfordshire, Hereford, the Midlands and West Yorkshire, with new groups due to start soon in Oxford, Forest Row, Frome and Nottingham. Please scroll down this page to view the next practice dates for the local groups and contact information for them.

Our regular monthly online ‘Companions’ Café’ for Companions from any group and anyone else who’d like to find out more about us is taking a break at the moment. Please do let us know through the general contact page if you’d be interested in joining us so we can let you know when we’re restarting.


Please note, the learning groups are closed groups so venues/online joining details and costs are given on enquiry.

Please Contact Us if you’d like to find out more about visiting or joining Companion Voices as a singer or in some other capacity to support our work.

Learning Group Information 2023

We meet monthly for teaching sessions with Judith Silver (Founder) or a Companion Voices leader trained and mentored by her, and some groups also arrange additional practice sessions. Please see below for the next few months’ learning sessions. We usually take a break from the learning groups in August, though are still available to be called to a bedside.

Usually the third Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4.00 or 4.30pm

  • April 16th
  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • July 16th

Please email Judith and Hannah-Rose at brighton@companionvoices.org for more information about this local group.

BRISTOL COMPANIONS (meeting in Easton):
Usually the third Tuesday of the month, 7pm to 9pm and there may also be informal sessions in between.

  • Apr 18th
  • May 16th
  • Jun 20th

Please email Valerie at bristol@companionvoices.org for more information about this local group.

Usually Monthly Thursdays, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

  • Apr 27th
  • May 18th
  • Jun 15th
  • July 13th

Please email Rebecca and Felicity at heartofengland@companionvoices.org for more information about this local group.

HEREFORD COMPANIONS (meeting in Rowlestone)

Usually monthly Thursdays, from 1.30 to 3.30pm

  • Apr 20th
  • May 4th
  • Jun 8th
  • Jun 22nd
  • July 6th

Please email Heather and Frances at hereford@companionvoices.org for more information about this local group.

HERTS AND CHILTERNS COMPANIONS (meeting in Croxley Green/Watford):
Usually first and third Wednesday of each month, in the morning from 10.30am to 12.30p

  • Apr 5th and 19th
  • May 3rd (special date, during Dying Matters Awareness Week) and 17th
  • Jun 7th and 21st
  • Jul 4th and 19th

Please email Judith and Kay at hertsandchilterns@companionvoices.org for more information about this local group.

WEST YORKSHIRE COMPANIONS (meeting in Bingley, also known as Heartsong Companions):
Usually third Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm to 9pm

  • Apr 19th
  • May 17th
  • Jun 21st
  • July 19th

Please email Ana at heartsongwestyorks@companionvoices.org for more information about this local group.

The LONDON group is currently on hold, but we’re aiming to restart when possible. There are also a number of new local groups due to start over the course of 2023.
Please drop us a line if you’d like to find out more.

Please contact the local groups using their dedicated email addresses above, or you’re also welcome to contact Companion Voices via our Contact Form if you’d like:

  • to get in touch with and/or visit any of the groups
  • to become a Companion Voices learning group leader
  • to arrange for one of the groups to come and sing for you or someone you know
  • any further information