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The exciting and original Pop Choir Project is set to continue to go from strength to strength with the continuing of its current run at Fausto Coffee in Sunderland and Washington Mind in Washington. They will also begin a new Pop Choir from mid-September from new cultural and community centre, St Hilda’s Pit Head, in South Shields.

Sunderland-based arts organisation, We Make Culture CIC, has received a large funding boost from National Lottery Awards for All which has allowed for the expansion of the project which finds groups coming together to sing pop songs and have immense fun, while also meeting new people and gaining massively in confidence.

With it’s beginnings at Fausto Coffee a year ago in September 2017, then choirs have grown to being weekly ran events led by professional musicians Jennie Brewis, Cath Stephens and Liz Corney (all members of the band The Cornshed Sisters).

The well-being aspects are the cornerstone of all the project does best, with a gorgeous community aspect at the heart of it all. Operating on a pay-what-you-can basis keeps it all accessible, and has lead to performances on BBC radio, at the Empire Theatre and at the recent Tall Ships events, as well as in local community settings.

The regular Pop Choir group in South Shields will begin on Wednesday 19th September at 6pm at St Hilda’s Pit Head. For more information about any of the groups, people should contact laura@wemakeculture.co.uk or check Pop Choir Project on Facebook here.

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