Rainbow Voices: Singing and Craft Activities

Welcome to Rainbow Voices

Rainbow Voices is a project of hope - bursting full of colourful crafts, uplifting songs and mindful moments that aim to help our local communities reflect, reconnect and rebuild in life after lockdown. Our project includes a mix of craft and singing activities to do at home, online or in-person at sessions touring to local parks and venues this summer.  We want to help everyone get creative and get connected this summer!

The Singing Elf is a Social Enterprise based in Pittington and we are leading this free project in our local communities of Durham City and Sunderland Coalfields thanks to funding from Durham Area Action Partnership and Sunderland City Council. People who live outside our project map are still more than welcome to take part.

Check out the links below to find more info about the Singing and Craft activities available. Learn how to Get Involved as an individual or family, community group or volunteer. Visit our Whats On page to find out about sessions in your area for both kids and adults. Sign up to take part and you’ll be invited to book your free place when bookings open for each event.

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Find out about Crafts
Find out about singing
Find out how to get involved.
About Rainbow Voices
Frequently Asked Questions
Be Patient

We had a full programme of sessions planned for Rainbow Voices over the summer holidays but a recent surge in COVID cases in the North East has already led to us postponing sessions during the first week. The safety of our participants and our team will always come first. With so many of our local community currently affected directly, we are closely monitoring the case numbers and deciding on a case by case scenario if it's safe and appropriate to go ahead. Last minute changes are to be expected for everyone this summer and therefore we will confirm sessions around a week before.

Make sure you sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed.

Rainbow On Tour Map

In Summer 2021 Rainbow Voices plans to go on tour, delivering in-person sessions in parks and community venues on our Project Map. Find out What's On in your area. 

Zone 1: Sunderland Coalfields including the Wards of Shiney Row, Houghton, Copt Hill and Hetton.

Zone 2: West Rainton, Pittington, Sherburn and Shadforth

Zone 3: Belmont, Carville and Gilesgate

Zone 4: Durham City

Zone 5: Framwellgate Moor, Newton Hall, Pity Me and Brasside

Zone 6: Neville's Cross and Aykley Heads

If you live outside of these areas you can still take part and we hope to visit new areas later in the year.

Want to know more? Sign Up to Take Part!

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Thanks to our funders, Sunderland City Council and Durham AAP

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