February 2017 Singing is back!

Join us for more wonderful weekly singing!

The Big News is that Monday evening singing can restart if you please sign up by 18th Feb -and we get enough people! 

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Wassail, the Holocaust Memorial day and the LGBT history month launch go with such a swing! Scratch choirs rock!

Join us at something this month if you fancy a sing: 

7th Feb Central London Women’s voice evening workshop with Catherine (covering for Shipla). At St Luke’s community centre EC1. 07981 298 541.

14th Feb – Happy Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a free serenade from Catherine….

22nd Feb Carers choir session with Katie Rose
Monthly sessions take place on Wednesdays 10.30am-11.45am – there’s time for a cup of tea before/ after in the Cafe at the Carers Support Centre. It’s always fine to just drop in when you can, we know that Carers have lots of commitments.

27th Feb through to 27th March – 5 weekly sessions to Sing the World! 
Great news! Monday evening singing is back with a slightly new format to help it work for everyone’s enjoyment with greater numbers. We will sing in the beautiful flat access new gallery in the centre of Croydon, Studio Upstairs, 2-4 Park Street, from 7 – 8.30 pm on a Monday evening. Right by the bus stops! If we get ten block sign ups asap we will be ready to go! The deadline for this will be Saturday 18th February. More details below:

5 week ‘learn to sing’ course with Catherine. We will cover vocal warmups, pitching, breath control and performance aspects as well as singing the usual range of global harmony sounds to warm hearts and build a sense of community. By going for a 5 week commitment to a class we can ensure that each week you will have enough other people present for an uplifting and enjoyable group sing.  Drop ins are still welcome and bursary places are available for those for whom the costs prove challenging, let Catherine know.

Fees: 5 week block £25 or £18 concessions. Drop in rates £7 or £5 concessions so you can still miss one and pay less by block booking. Please book and pay for your place here by 18th Feb: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-sing-global-song-tickets-31815661500?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

Our third pop up Creative Café will be with the AYDA women’s group on Feb 18th in Haslemere Hall, Thornton Heath. Do get in touch with Anne or Catherine if you feel you would like to come along. Women only this time! [Sorry chaps, more for you next month].

Are you in work at the moment? Here at Creative Croydon we are working hard to get funding to replace that lost for the Carers choir and the Croydon Hospital singing project (work at St George’s continues) so if you have any contacts who might like to sponsor these great initiatives as part of their corporate social responsibility commitment,  please do put them in touch with us!

Fancy a solo sing? Join Catherine at The Goose is out folk club in Nunhead for the 12/2 singaround: http://thegooseisout.com/singarounds-at-the-old-nuns-head/ or Lime Meadow folk and Blues club (Sanderstead) 7.30 pm on 1st March http://www.limemeadowacousticfolkandbluesclub.co.uk/

Not confident enough yet? Try a solo vocals lesson or two with Catherine to feel braver! Makes a nice gift also for Valentines’, Mother’s day, anniversary or birthday…….

We wish you all a very Creative February!

Anne and Catherine 
Creative Croydon – Creating Community Through Song, Story and The Arts
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