March 9


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British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

PRS Members’ Fund & BAPAM: Exploring Creativity and Loss of Identity During a Pandemic

This PRS Members’ Fund webinar in partnership with BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine) looks at what it is to be creative, how to find your flow, and the loss of identity through the trauma of the pandemic. The webinar is open and free for PRS members; numbers are limited to 30.

About this Event – For an individual to be creative, they need three things in place: safety, inspiration and structure. During this pandemic, many songwriters and composers have lost these pillars of creativity which has resulted in a loss of identity and struggles to find motivation. To explore this impact and to offer constructive ways forward we have three guests to take us on the journey:

Lucinda Heyman is a vocal coach, doctoral researcher and RCM award holder, focusing on supporting and enhancing high-level performance in popular music vocalists. She holds a BA in Music from the University of Bristol, an MSc in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music and draws upon 15 years of music industry experience to provide a real world context for her research. Lucinda also works with organisations including Universal Music, Help Musicians UK, BBC Introducing, The Musician’s Union and BAPAM, delivering talks and workshops on topics such as vocal health, performance psychology and health and wellbeing promotion in musicians.

Mike Lindup: is a singer, composer, keyboard player and founder member of Level 42. Formed in 1980, the band has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and is still going strong, thrilling live audiences with their stage performances, playing hits such as Something About You, Lessons In Love and Running In The Family. Mike regularly plays in the West End Shows Thriller Live and Let It Be, and has completed four tours with Thriller Live Touring Production, twice as Musical Director. In 2018 he co-wrote original songs with Barb Jungr for their new musical “Liver Birds Flying Home”, which ran for five weeks at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre. He recently composed the musical score for independent British feature film “Arifa”. Following on from his critically acclaimed solo EP “On The One”, Mike is currently working on new solo album, Changes 2, whilst also collaborating on several new musical projects. Over the last 40 years, Mike has performed with an incredible variety of artists including Dominic Miller, Sting, Midge Ure, Nik Kershaw, George Martin, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. He has been a Trustee of the PRS Members Fund since 1996.

Marianne Rizkallah: Marianne has worked professionally as a singer and singing teacher and has personal experience of touring and work-related stressors. Her North London Music Therapy practice provides specialist services for musicians, creative artists and others. Marianne qualified as a music therapist from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2013 and received further training in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Tavistock Centre in 2018. Marianne is a registered supervisor with the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) and was recently appointed as BAMT’s Vice Chair of Trustees. She specialises in setting up new posts, with a role as Music Therapy Outreach and Enterprise Tutor for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

PRS Members’ Fund

We all know the music industry can be unpredictable and demanding, and even after periods of success it can be precarious with no guarantee of earnings. This means that when crisis hits such as illness, accident or wellbeing breakdown, there may be no safety net. We are here to provide support for PRS members, former members, and their immediate families in times of difficulty.

We can help with support and advice for those struggling financially, physically or emotionally – whether you’re in crisis and in need of immediate support with financial help, housing, mental health or physical health issues or you’re finding yourself looking for career change advice, counselling or coaching.

We’re here to help you to find your voice again and let you get on with what you’re good at. We want to hear your voice… It’s your song, your music. Your fund, for you.


Established 30 years ago, BAPAM is the largest provider of Performing Arts Medicine in the UK with coverage across the four nations and a growing Directory of over 200 approved clinicians, registered with BAPAM. We provide free clinical assessments for performers with health problems effecting their performing arts practice. In 2020, we provided occupational health support to over 1500 patients, providing over 1200 clinical assessment appointments. Our support is focused on specialist clinical assessment to determine the correct diagnosis and best care pathway for a performer, providing clinical advice and referring onwards to experts in the field where necessary. In some cases we also able to provide ongoing mental health support. Regulated by the Care Quality Commission, we operate under robust clinical governance and quality assurance frameworks with leadership from our Board and Medical Committee. Performers generally access care via our Helpline, and our (non-clinical) Helpline operators advise on care options and arrange appointments according to approved protocols. We also run a health education programme with free sessions available online and bespoke sessions which can be booked for individual organisations. You can contacts us; and 0208 167 4775.