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ChoirJam in a Virtual Performance

With the arrival of Covid-19 in March 2020, community choirs were halting meetings due to the lockdown, but the concept of virtual choirs came along to help to keep the spirits up!

If you don’t already know, to produce a virtual choir video, each singer receives a backing track by email and listens to it on earpieces whilst singing along to it and being recorded on another phone or laptop. These recording are then sent along to me to edit together into a composite video.

The choir from ChoirJam is based near Bristol and we have never met in person – so the ultimate in Social distancing!

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Literary Interviews and Talks

The Bookcase is a friendly independent bookshop situated in the village of Lowdham, approximately 8 miles north of Nottingham, and is well known for its programme of author events in the local village hall. The arrival of Covid-19 in the spring of 2020 meant that live events had to be cancelled.

Owner Jane Streeter asked me to consider putting together a series of online interviews and talks to provide a continuing connection with everyone who had previously enjoyed the live occasions.

The result was the series “The Bookcase Presents…“, which includes this interview with Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason who is the mother of the famous Nottingham family of musicians – the Kanneh-Masons. She speaks about her book “The House of Music” – what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. What comes out is a beautiful and heartrending memoir of the power of determination, camaraderie and a lot of hard work.

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Calverton Plastic Free Pop-Up Shop

When Jess Feargrieve of Calverton, near Nottingham saw the serious damage that waste plastic was doing to animal life and the environment, she decided it was time to do something.

The result was the formation of “Plastic Free Calverton” – a group designed to persuade people to reduce single use plastics in the home and in business. The video shows their first ever public event where visitors could meet suppliers of plastic-free and environmentally friendly products.

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“Just Sing” Ladies Choir

‘Just Sing’ is a ladies choir based in Woodborough, near Nottingham. The video was produced as publicity material to raise awareness of the choir and attract new members.

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Virtual Clog Dancing – A World First?

Chesterfield Garland Dancers were initially a bit stumped when, due to Covid rules, they couldn’t get up to their usual activities, but bit by bit, they invented new ones!

They took one of their existing dances (Goostrey) and made a new socially distanced version which they decided to call Goostrey Through the Looking Glass –  a fitting title especially after deciding to attempt a virtual video!

With techniques similar to those used when producing virtual choir videos, everyone, including the band, gets their moment in the spotlight – it was quite a challenge, but well worth the effort! 

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Woodborough Art Group

The village of Woodborough is justly proud of its large number of groups and clubs, and one of its most active is the Woodborough Art Group.

All clubs can seem a little daunting to the outsider, so it was decided to produce a short video to show what the group does, and something of the members and their work.

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Woodborough Village’s Firework Display 2018

Each year Woodborough Community Association organises a free firework display for the residents of the village. 2018 was no exception and the show went off with a bang – quite a lot of bangs actually!

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The Museum of Timekeeping

The Museum is based at the home of the British Horological Institute at Upton Hall, in the village of Upton, Nottinghamshire. The video was produced to promote visitor interest for this most individual of museums.

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