ROLL UP, ROLL UP, HAVE WE GOT A SHOW FOR YOU…
We’re very excited to see Big Ian Donaghy’s seasonal extravaganza come together for a second year running. Please take a moment to visit The Big Christmas Care Singalong and find this year’s show, ready and waiting for everyone to enjoy.
The Big Christmas Care Singalong, featuring care providers across the UK and abroad, has returned for a second year. The hour-long online concert is set to be broadcast in care homes, hospitals, hospices, and people’s own homes throughout Christmas and you can take part too. It’s completely free to watch and features care home residents and team members performing their favourite Christmas songs and wishing festive cheer to all. Viewers will also hear a brass performance of ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’, arranged and performed by one of the UK’s most recorded musicians, Johnny Thurkell. Johnny has previously toured and recorded with the likes Kylie Minogue, George Michael and Bruno Mars.
Play it on the telly, play it on your iPad or play it on your phone. However you play it just make sure that the people you care about can get a first class view of the screen so they can join in and enjoy.
Last year’s event was watched by thousands of people who live and work in the social care sector, with viewers coming from the UK and further afield in Australia, New Zealand and Venezuela. The online concert, which was described as “funny, heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure”, was created in response to the isolation experienced by many vulnerable people during the festive period. With COVID-19 causing significant disruption to the social care sector, the Big Christmas Care Singalong was a welcome reprieve from the challenges of the pandemic.
This year’s online singalong is set to be even bigger and bolder so gather round, press play, and be sure to share a picture or two to social media (#CareSingalong) as you and your friends get in to the festive mood.
The video will be available to watch on-demand from 20th December and we very much hope you enjoy it.