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Choir Profile: Sing Your Socks Off

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Location: The Methodist Church, York Street, Broadstairs CT10 1PB

Website: http://www.wantsumarts.co.uk

Email: info@wantsumarts.co.uk

Contact: Jodi Watson - 07909 565255

Group type: Non performing

Dates: Wednesday 7 - 9pm in term time

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Sing Your Socks Off

We are having such fun! Everyone is welcome to Sing Your Socks Off, an open access singing group for adults on the Isle of Thanet. Come to all sessions or just drop in as and when you can. £6/£5 concessions.

We sing pieces from around the world, enjoying the wonderful harmonies created purely by the voice - no experience required though a larynx and at least one working ear is quite essential! "pure escapism!" - Janice https://www.facebook.com/SingYourSocksOff

Song of the Month

Guya

"Guya" was written by Christina Mimmocchi in a country town called Canowindra in Australia. The town is famous for its fossil museum, where you can see the some of the oldest fossils of fish dating back 360 million years ago.

Australia had more than 700 Indigenous languages and dialects prior to British colonisation in 1788. Only about 20 of these languages are still spoken and very few non-indigenous people know even a few words of the local language.

The local Wiradjuri word for “fish” is “guya”. This song pays homage to the fish fossils - “the present and the past are one” - and it is also a way of keeping alive the knowledge and struggle of Indigenous people in Australia, which to this day is neither fully acknowledged nor reconciled.