SMILING SESSIONS COVID-19
With the effects of COVID-19 still very much with us, we are delighted to launch a third series of our virtual sing a long project.
During the crisis our Sessions have safely reached thousands of isolated senior citizens living in sheltered or care accommodation across the U.K, supporting their wellbeing through music and singing. Now as we continue to live in uncertain times, we hope our project will help support everyone who is still shielding or cut off as a result of the pandemic.
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In January 2021 we launched the third series of our virtual singalong project, the Smiling Sessions.
Throughout the pandemic, our Sessions have safely reached thousands of isolated people, young and old, supporting their wellbeing and mental health through music.
We created our digital Smiling Sessions – which were previously live participatory singalong events in care homes – in April 2020 in response to Covid-19, when so many people became isolated and in need of support.
A free virtual video jukebox of famous and uplifting songs, the Smiling Sessions are released every week and every week our team of professional musicians – Pete Baikie, Neil Herd and Alison Jones – are joined by a celebrity guest.
Our sessions come with on screen lyrics and anyone can singalong by using our easy-to-use app – www.smilingsessions.com. We offer help to anyone having trouble accessing our Sessions.
We are as committed as ever to raising awareness of the impact singing has on health and well-being and to highlight the terrible isolation many people are still experiencing.
If you have been inspired to support our ever-growing project, please consider making a donation.
Latest SMILING session
Session 5, Series 3, Shirley Ballas & Daniel Taylor – Islands in The Stream
Session 4, Series 3, Wimbledon Palais Ukulele Orchestra – Side By Side
Session 3, Series 3, Rod Melvin – You’ve Got A Friend
Session 2, Series 3, Gordon Kennedy – Donald Where’s Your Troosers?”
Session 1, Series 3 – With a Little Help from my Friends
Session 15, Series 2, Basil Brush – Christmas Extravaganza!