What better way to bring to life the new Cultural Strategy for Dorset than shining a light on the gems of arts and culture in our county? 

The best way to demonstrate the new Cultural Strategy, which we wrote for Dorset Council, is in the context of the fantastic work in the arts, heritage and culture sector that is already happening – because it isn’t a start from scratch, but builds on the remarkable network that already exists. So we have decided to explore projects and individuals to highlight the diverse range of creative work taking place across the county.

We continue our series with Babigloo Music for Babies.

Babigloo is a non-verbal music and arts programme that has music and babies 0-12 months as the focus.

Themed sessions build on babies sensory perceptions. Babigloo uses music, sound, baby conversation and listening skills to tune into babies’ amazing ability to hear changes of volume, pitch, vibration, rhythm and tone.

Babigloo musicians create a multi-sensory environment which encourages listening, communication and playfulness between babies and their parents/carers using live and recorded music, sound, movement, gesture, visual and tactile materials, babies’ vocalisations and non-verbal communication.

The goal is to develop families’ enjoyment of music making and enhance parent-child communication.

Parent feedback

“The thing that I love the most about it is watching my children during the group to see how much it’s affecting them in a positive way, how they are watching and listening and learning and doing things. (…)  it’s soothing and lovely. It’s a really lovely special time between you and your child while you’re there.”

“It’s been magical for us both! My baby has been mesmerised by everything in the session and I have loved sharing this beautiful time with her.”

We will highlight more organisations, individuals and projects in the course of this year.
If you know someone who you think should feature, we would love to hear from you – just contact us on hello@theartsdevelopmentcompany.co.uk.