Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Sing, sing, singing


This is a singing blog today, because tomorrow I am taking part in a workshop with the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir. There are about 20 members of the Choir which was founded in 1983, and they’re here from September to November touring all over England raising funds for schools and homes run by the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation. This is a Ugandan non-government organisation which provides education, food, shelter and healthcare to orphaned and destitute children in the Kampala and Massaka Districts. They have an amazing itinerary, with an appearance at the Eden Project and the Respect Festival in Plymouth, as well as an appearance on BBC Spotlight.

Later, they are giving a performance on the King Harry Ferry, with those who have been to the workshop joining in. At least, that’s the plan – given the weather forecast I’m not sure whether an alternative venue has been booked.

The other big singing item is this weekend when a member of our choir has booked several houses at Prussia Cove for several days of singing, music making, eating and drinking, walking – whatever we feel like doing, with a knees up on Saturday night when anyone can perform – songs, music, poetry, stories, plays, madness – who knows?

There will be about 50 of us staying in a selection of several houses and we all take food and wine etc. Even better, Mollie’s allowed to come. So by the end of the weekend I will be all sung out. And much the happier for it.

12 comments:

Rena George said...

Sounds like a fun weekend coming your way, Sue. Enjoy (Mollie too, of course)
That cluster map thingy in your blog page looks brilliant by the way.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Rena - I intend to! And I was quite impressed by the cluster map thingy too. Not sure if it means anything of course...

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like a great weekend - and I love that photo! Something about singing just makes you so happy, doesn't it? Enjoy!

Philipa said...

Sounds great fun, Fp :-)

I was alarmed and dismayed to watch a chap on TV say that the schools in Ghana were better than in this country.

Flowerpot said...

Phil - Blimey - really?

Flowerpot said...

Talli - yes, good photo isn't it? Probably the only one of me I like as you can't really see it's me! Off to singing now.....

Akelamalu said...

Sounds lovely and even better that you can take Molly with you. Enjoy! :)

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Ak - I'm not sure how Molls will get on with 50 other people all singing and making music but we'll see! She's a terrible flirt so it could be quite funny.....

Melissa Marsh said...

Does alcohol keep your voice in great working order? ;-)

Debs Carr said...

What a fabulous time you'll have. I look forward to reading all about it. x

Flowerpot said...

Debs - workshop was great though eve performance cancelled cos of the weather. Still got weekend to look forward to though!

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - I think it'll have to this weekend!