Welcome To The Singing Elf!

The Singing Elf is a Social Enterprise based in Pittington, near Durham City. We work with local funders and clients to deliver imaginative and exciting singing and craft sessions throughout County Durham and Sunderland.

Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and we always include the five ways to mindfulness within all our sessions, whether they are our Unity choir sessions or our Craft Club activities.  We are committed to making all of our sessions fully inclusive and accessible, always going the extra mile to ensure the comfort and safety of all our participants.  This has, in recent times, included making sure that our sessions are as safe as possible using up-to-date COVID guidelines.

Please explore our website to find out more about our current and past projects and get in touch with any enquiries. 

 

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The Singing Elf Social Enterprise

The Singing Elf is a Social Enterprise Company Limited by Guarantee. Our trading objectives are charitable and the company works as a ‘not-for-profit’ social enterprise, using our revenues to subsidise sessions and community events. Our objectives are to celebrate community singing and creativity, strive to include everyone, create outstanding experiences, challenge perceptions about singing, and inspire a collective love of singing to unite communities.

At The Singing Elf we build our company’s values into our sessions and our everyday practice.  Our delivery team includes members that have Mental Health first aid training and accessibility champions to ensure that every participant gets the support needed.  We pride ourselves on our inclusivity and our friendly and welcoming sessions.  We help people overcome their own personal barriers, whether it is helping them get through the door using our buddy system, or overcoming traditional views of choirs.  We always put our very own ‘Elf spin’ on what we do, leaving our participants and volunteers feeling valued, comfortable and looking forward to our next sessions!

Our Core Values

Celebrate community
singing & creativity

in a non-competitive, supportive environment, welcoming all abilities

Strive to
include everyone
 

addressing barriers such as health, confidence, social isolation and finance

Create
outstanding experiences

by delivering high quality, impactful workshops, events and festivals

Dare to be
different
challenge perceptions, disrupt traditional attitudes and kick-start new ideas

Energise &
Inspire
through a collective love of singing and its power to unite communities

Build supportive
relationships
with participants and the wider community

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Durham Big Sing

On Thursday 12th March 2020 we took the difficult decision to postpone Durham Big Sing until May 2022. Please read further details here.

Find out more about Durham Big Sing.

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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