District children to come together to have fun, raise money and sing together

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Young people in South Northamptonshire are being encouraged to have fun while singing together to raise money for national and local charities.

Raising money for Children in Need (CIN) and the Towcester Youth Coffee House, Fun, Raise, Sing will see songs written and performed by the young people themselves and recorded as an album, culminating in a live theatre performance that will be recorded for the local BBC news CIN broadcast on Friday, 17 November.

Song writing workshops will be taking place throughout September and November in Brackley, Bugbrooke, Grange Park and Towcester.

The initiative is being organised by Aspire Arts Academy and is being supported by the Chairman of South Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Fiona Baker.

Cllr Baker said: “I’m really excited about the idea of young people working together while having fun and doing something good for society.”

Kat Stephens, director of Aspire Arts Academy, said: “Aspire has always been about promoting the community, and with everything that’s happened this year I think it’s really important to show young people what good can be done when they work together.

“It’s simply about having fun, raising money and singing together.”

Workshops are set to take place at:

Sawpits Centre, Richmond Road, Towcester 

Community Centre, Camp Close, Bugbrooke

The Old Fire Station, 37 High Street, Brackley

Foxfields Pavillion, Foxfield Way, Grange Park

The cost per child is £35 per child and includes: the song writing workshop, four rehearsals (with a vocal coach, choreographer, and an acting through song specialist), a Vocal Balance Education Pack, and rehearsals and two concerts at The Venue MK Theatre in Milton Keynes.

Local sponsorship for children eligible for financial assistance is available upon ticking the relevant box on the application form.

For more information and to watch a video about ‘Fun, Raise, Sing’ visit the Aspire Arts Academy website.