Welcome to The Singing Elf!
'Singing, creativity and wellbeing with a touch of magic'
We are a Social Enterprise based in Pittington, near Durham City. We work with our funding partners in Country Durham and the Coalfields area of Sunderland, to create and deliver bespoke and creative singing and craft projects within local communities. We also have our Unity Choirs running sessions in Houghton-le-Spring and Pittington.
We have many exciting events coming soon! Check our website for further details.
Our latest project is called Rainbow Voices - a creative project, bursting with colour and full of hope. Launched on 23rd March 2021 to mark the anniversary of the 1st national lockdown, the project will work across several local areas and continue into summer ‘21. Rainbow Voices aims to help our community reflect on our experience this past year, reconnect with each other and begin the process of rebuilding in life after lockdown.
The project will ‘bring back the rainbow’ in our local communities, providing free, family-friendly crafts to residents within our funded areas and encouraging everyone to fill their windows with colour. Hundreds of handmade greetings cards will also be sent with messages of hope to those in our communities who may be lonely or need cheering up.
Rainbow Voices is part of The Singfulness Project, which we launched in Summer 2020 as a new programme of creative and mindful activities designed to help people ‘find their happy’, along with moments of calm during these challenging times.
Since then, over 100 people have taken part in our live online sessions and 250 people have joined The Singfulness Community on Facebook. Our incredible team of volunteers have packed over 200,000 craft bits for our activity packs to make 500 Summer, 1,000 Winter and 3,500 Rainbow Packs! We can't wait to see where this incredible project takes us next.
Unity Choir now has sessions in Houghton on a Tuesday evening and Pittington on a Thursday morning. We are a mixed-voice, fully inclusive choir for anyone wanting to find their voice. This Spring 2022, we are working towards a live performance with the band 'Aukestra.' We have places in our welcome weeks for any new members wanting to book to come along and try one of our sessions.
©2019 The Singing Elf
The Singing Elf Ltd, Trading as The Singing Elf Social Enterprise, Company No. 12246373.
Registered Office: The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 4BB, United Kingdom