Area Representative: Lucy Sealy
The South West area extends from the tip of Cornwall, through Devon, Somerset and Dorset, up through Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire into the southern counties of Wales, including Powys, Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire. Although it is not large, the shape of the land mass makes it fairly well spread out, especially when it involves travelling to conferences. Highly successful area events were organised by my predecessor, Linda Marshall Cole, in Tiverton, Devon. Our 2016 event was held in Bath to offer a change to our many members and encourage those to attend who had not been able to make it to Devon. Those of you in the far corners of Cornwall, please do not feel isolated. Instead, think of your next regional event as an excuse for a city break weekend with the bonus of discussing issues, exchanging ideas, and meeting up with old and new colleagues.
I welcome any suggestions you may have which will help to keep the South-West a vibrant and active area of AOTOS. If you are new to AOTOS or thinking about joining, please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries: email@example.com or 01225 781 726. Lucy Sealy
Previous South West Area events
February 2017: If in doubt, breathe out! Breathing and support for singing based on the Accent Method with Ron Morris and Linda Hutchison
April 2015: Vocal diagnosis and corrections, the holistic way with Janice Chapman
March 2014: The anatomy and physiology of breathing and up to date research on the Accent Method with Dr Ron Morris
June 2013: Young Voices – from Ten though Teens with Veronica Veysey Campbell