The warm up for Singsational Nottingham! 2014 has begun

I’m delighted to be able to announce that Singsational Nottingham! 2014 will take place on Saturday May 17th at 7.30pm in Beeston, Nottingham.

To recognise the fact that this year is the centenary of the start of the First World War, this year’s evening will be based on songs from that era, but with a local flavour, so that we can explore how the terrible events that followed affected the local community.

The evening will not be all “doom and gloom” however and I am writing a short play called “Hop the Pigeon” which will pull all of the songs that we are going to sing into a story.

Hop the pigeon shows us what to do

Hop the pigeon shows us what to do

I’ll send out more posts about Singsational Nottingham! 2014 in the next few days, but in the meantime if you would like to contact me to find out more, please use the form below.


Fundraising update

I’m thrilled to be able to let you know that since April 20th, when Singsational Nottingham! took place, due to a fabulous one-off anonymous donation, we have raised more than £1100 for Water Aid!

I’ve also now received a copy of the evening on video and loads of photos – they all show people having great fun.  You can see some of the photos at

Wollaton Male Chorus

If you were at the event and would like a link to see all the photos that were taken, let me know and I’ll send it over to you.

You’ll have a to wait a bit longer to see the video – but having seen it, I can promise it will be worth the wait!

Here are a few images to whet your appetite:

Something funny Come on you reds Upstairs enjoyed it too

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One week to go. Let’s start raising funds

Over the past few weeks of organising Singsational Nottingham! I have spent a fair bit of time writing this blog (, updating the Singsation! facebook page ( and sending out emails to my contacts via Mail Chimp. I know that everyone who has been “following” the development of the event would love to be here in Beeston, Nottingham, next Saturday, April 20th, but unfortunately for many of you, it will be too far to travel.

But fear not!

I have created a Just Giving page which will enable you, at the click of your mouse, to make a donation to Water Aid, just as if you had been with us!

After the event I will upload some photos (and hopefully video) so that you can see exactly what we got up to. They might inspire you to donate even more (there will be no refunds, whatever happens!), so expect to continue to receive these updates even after Singsational Nottingham! is over.

Here is the link to the Singsational Nottingham! page, on Just Giving, for Water Aid. Please use it 🙂

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