Come and Sing……Fringe workshop

  • Location: at the Art Stop Shop in Stoke town centre

Come and Sing is a friendly workshop for all ages!

singingIf you…

  • like to sing but people have said you are not good enough
  • don’t feel confident to sing on your own
  • used to sing but haven’t done it for years
  • just love singing
  • would like to learn some new songs
  • fancy singing in a group

There is no audition – everyone is welcome – all ages. You don’t need to read music. It’s just for fun. We will sing simple songs in different languages, maybe some harmonies and rounds. We will have the chance to sing outside on the London Rd Festival site in Boothen Gardens, if we want to.

Go on – give it a go! You know you want to….

group singing The workshop will be led by Fringe Festival coordinator Penny Vincent who has been in lots of choirs over the years. Penny has learnt from three excellent Natural Voice Choir leaders locally, including the wonderful Kate Barfield who runs Loud Mouth Women and Clay Chorus. Kate also plays and sings with the Boat Band who will be at the Beehive on Honeywall in Penkhull on Wednesday 4th June from 9pm.Guest singers,  fiddlers, dancers, poets and tragedians and any other contributors welcome. .

Expedition dance performance

Expedition Dance Performance is a unique blend of dance and live music, animating sites along London Road as part of London Rd Festival.

There are a few performances during the Festival period:

  • 1.30pm on Sunday 8th June
  • 3.30pm on Sunday 8th June
  • and
  • 6.30pm on Wednesday 11th June

photo of dancers on a busy main roadThe performances takes place outdoors – on The Boulevard and at the Villas, near Boothen Garden, London Road so please wear appropriate footwear.

Expedition is choreographed by Clare Reynolds, an independent dance artist and choreographer based in North Staffordshire. Clare studied her MA in Community and Participatory Arts with the Creative Communities Unit.

Clare has been working with other professional dancers supported by amateur dance enthusiasts to re-imagine and reanimate the public spaces along and around London Road.  Performance and dance that will offer rare moments of stillness, reflection and creative movement, beautifully transforming our day-to-day spaces.

Clare trained at Laban, London graduating with a BA(hons) in Dance Theatre. Her work spans generations and experience levels bringing dancers together in performance work which takes place in non-traditional arts settings.  She delivers, performs and creates dance in a range of community and educational settings. Clare is currentlyCo-Artistic Director / Choreographer with Restoke which is a socially driven performance company. Based in Staffordshire they combine dance, music and visual art to produce works that breathe new life into forgotten spaces. She has also worked for organisations including: Cheshire Dance, DanceXchange, FRONTLINEdance company, Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company, Creative Partnerships, ART BRASIL and Waterside Arts Centre.