Here Comes the Sun….

…and we say, it’s alright!

Has the sunshine put you in the mood to sing? Forest Voices can lift your spirits, whatever the weather chooses to do.

We’re currently learning a new song to sing as part of a massed choir of voices at the Festival Hall in July – details to follow.

Sharing Event

For the last couple of months, our very own Jane, Itoyah and Mohan have been encouraging people to find their voices at Stratford Library, as part of the Community Neighbourhood extended hours programme.

This culminates in a sharing event, where the group will be performing their songs – Forest Voices members will be there to lend support and enjoy the music. Come along to Stratford Library on May 5th at 6pm – you’ll be treated to a version of this!

Good luck, everyone!

Blowing Bubbles

FB_IMG_1492900476469On Saturday, we lent our musical support to the Bike from Boleyn event, held to highlight the campaign to keep the Bobby Moore statue in place (and prevent it’s removal to the Olympic Park). Lovely to see the community come together for the cause!

Thanks to Linda for sharing the photo :).

Birdsong

Our repertoire is constantly expanding. Lately, we have been learning a beautiful arrangement of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s song, ‘Blackbird’. If you’d like to sing along, why not join us? We meet every Thursday during term time, 7.15pm at Woodgrange school, and we love to welcome new members. See the About Us section on this site for more information about how to join.

Cutler Night at the Camden People’s Theatre

Forest Voices is excited to be participating in a special event at Camden People’s Theatre to celebrate the life and work of Scotland’s alternative national poet, Ivor Cutler. Whether you know Cutler’s stuff well or you’ve never heard of him, the evening will be a fantastic chance to hear a selection of his poems and songs by actors, musicians and artists, including the team behind 2014’s award-nominated NTS and Vanishing Point show, The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler. The evening kicks off at 7.30pm, and £10 tickets are available here. Just remember to applaud at half-volume… We hope to see you there!

And the total is…

We had a fantastic evening singing and dancing our way around Forest Gate, and raised £159.86 for the Disability and Development Partners. This is a UK-based charity that works with partners in in post conflict Angola and Mozambique, in Ethiopia and India to campaign against landmines and distribute prosthetic limbs. More about DDPUK here. Congratulations one and all, and a very Merry Christmas!

Annual Charity Pub-Crawl and Carol Singing

Each year, we carol sing around Forest Gate’s pubs to raise money for a local charity, the Disability and Development Partners (DDP). This year, our carolling pub crawl will be 19th December, 2014, starting at the Forest Tavern at 7pm, moving onto the Holly Tree, and finishing up at the Golden Fleece. It’s always great fun, and a brilliant way to get everyone feeling the festive spirit. If you would like to sing with us, see the About Us page for information about how to join Forest Voices.