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Simply Sounds

Happy, sad, excited, motivated, spiritual, uplifted. Sounds make us feel all of these and more…but can it help with reminiscence?

Lockdown may be the perfect time for you to help us find out!

We are creating a unique sounds collection with free resources, to enable reminiscence and relaxation. This sounds collection will be accessible to all on our website with the aim of improving people’s wellbeing.

Watch our short animation to the right to find out everything you need to know about Simply Sounds:

WHY New sound and why me?

We need the sounds to reflect the diverse communities living in our county and to be accessible and relatable to as many people as possible including you and the people closest to you.

Using sound is a powerful way to connect to memories and purposeful listening can be a very positive activity. Reminiscing can help develop conversations, maintain someone’s identity, highlight a person’s talents and achievements and help people process past events.

We want to design a resource which is not language specific and which doesn’t exclude any individual or community because of its content. Send in your sounds and help us build this valuable resource.

HOW do I get involved?

If Simply Sounds is something you feel excited and inspired by then please send in your two minute sound and three accompanying photographs to or Whatsapp to 07526928704

Let’s find out together!

Join us for a free one-hour Zoom session which will give more background to the project and a simple step-by- step guide to the process in more detail on Tuesday 9th February, 2.30-3.30pm, if you can’t make this one we’re running an additional session on Wednesday 24th February, 2.30-3.30pm. The session might be of particular interest to leaders of community groups – come along to find out how you can use Simply Sounds as a great lockdown activity. Booking is required by emailing

Finished examples

To inspire your recording plans click on the link to Bharti’s kitchen

If you would like further information then please get in touch with

To download a flyer in the following languages, please follow the links below:







It would be amazing if you could help make Simply Sounds happen!

In sending us your sound recording(s) and accompanying photographs you grant permission for them to be used by the County Council, and the County Council’s partners, as a resource for the Simply Sounds project and any future reminiscence projects. This may include use for publications, promotional material, websites, apps including social media, and other media. The Council retains all rights to such work.

Further information on how your data will be used can be found in our Fair Processing Notice:

If you have enjoyed taking part in this project, please let us know! We would greatly appreciate any feedback. It will only take a couple of minutes of your time. Thank you: