This event hosted by Hope n Mic, will include an extended performance by Sidrah Muntaha who will be singing romantic semi-classical songs from the Indian subcontinent. Sidrah will be accompanied by musicians and easy read translations will be provided for those who may struggle to understand complex sentences. Other acts on the evening will include a performance by an NHS choir (NELFT), songs/music by people with learning disabilities and various open mic acts by members of the community. This event aims to celebrate the lives of people with learning disabilities and promote therapeutic benefits of music and arts to support emotional wellbeing. The charity we will be supporting is Otakar Kraus Music Trust (founded by Dr. Margaret Lobo) which provides subsidised music therapy for children and adults with disabilities and additional vulnerabilities in London as well as in music therapy for disadvanted individuals with disabilities and terminal illness in India and Nepal.The event will be presented by Shamshia Islam, a local councillor who has previously worked for a carers organisation. It will be co-presented by John Hersov who has worked for the last 30 years as an Independent Consultant, advising government and writing policy papers for Department of Health on service provision for people with learning disabilities. You can reserve free through eventbrite and purchase your ticket at the door (£5 for the music therapy charity).Image: 'Barfi' (2012). A multiple award-winning Bollywood film about a young woman with Autism and her unlikely friendship with a deaf and mute young man.