Quirky choir celebrate 20th anniversary with gig

Singing for Memory Group at The Point
Singing for Memory Group at The Point

A unique choir is hosting a special gig featuring music and comedy hosted by a popular poet to celebrate its 20th anniversary

The Quirkus Project is holding its first evening gig on Monday May 14 at Doncaster Trades Club in the Frenchgate Centre.

‘A Drawer Full Of Memories: An Evening with Ian McMillan and the Quirky Choir’ promises to be a humorous musical celebration in honour of the Quirky Choir’s 20th Anniversary.

The title of the evening has been inspired by the creative work of Barnsley poet Ian McMillan in collaboration with the Quirky Choir and the Singing for Memory Group in Doncaster. Together they have created a very quirky set of songs all about memories.

Pat Cassidy Quirkus Project Secretary said: “Drawers feature prominently – and for good reason. What bits and pieces would you find in your drawers? What memories do they hold? This is a wonderful initiative that has been funded by Arts Council England. 

“For those who might be interested, the Singing for Memory Group meets every first and third Monday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at The Point, South Parade, Doncaster. It is a friendly, fun, and supportive singing group for people living with dementia and their family and friends.

“Sessions are free and include a free tea and coffee.

“If you enjoy singing and want to get involved, then join the Quirky Choir every Wednesday during term time 6.45pm to 8.45pm at The Point, South Parade, Doncaster, We look forward to seeing you.”

There will be a special afternoon session on Monday May 14 when the group will celebrate their creative work with Ian McMillan.

During the course of 2018 the Quirkus Project will see the Quirky Choir working with a variety of different artists and Doncaster community groups to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.

A unique medley of song and celebration will be created to share with the local community. If you are interested in the Quirky Choir performing at your event or venue this year – completely free of charge – then please contact Janet Wood on 01302 558051.

n The gig on May 14 starts at 7.15pm to 9.15pm. Entrance tickets are free thanks to the support of the Doncaster Trades Club. There will be a bar for refreshments during the evening. Tickets can be obtained in advance to guarantee your place from Quirky Choir leader Janet Wood on 01302 558051 or jwood@thepoint.org.uk.