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PUBLISHED: 16:05 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:23 03 July 2010

SEACHANGE Arts is launching a two year singing programme in Great Yarmouth as part of the national Sing Up Communities initiative.

Spokeswoman Corrina Giles said: “SeaChange wants to get around 2,000 children and young people under 18 singing in Yarmouth and Waveney.

SEACHANGE Arts is launching a two year singing programme in Great Yarmouth as part of the national Sing Up Communities initiative.

Spokeswoman Corrina Giles said: “SeaChange wants to get around 2,000 children and young people under 18 singing in Yarmouth and Waveney. Research has shown that singing can improve learning, behaviour, health and confidence and it's fun!

“The Yarmouth charity is looking for schools and youth organisations who are interested in involving their young people in this programme. There's a range of different activities available and no singing experience is required. Starting in mid-February we'll be offering young men the chance to work with a professional opera singer in free of charge workshops involving a variety of singing styles from pop to opera.”

SeaChange is holding a professional development and networking day for singing facilitators and teachers on Monday February in the town hall.

She added: “If you are part of a football or rugby team how about being part of a Euro 2008 song? One Sing Up East Coast project will work on producing a specially written song and a CD of local football songs and Hakas.

“We are looking for 20-30 football fans and players, aged four to18 years old, to work with two well known songwriters to create a Euro 2008 football song - and of course we need 200 or so football fans and players to take part in recording the final result!”

Any interested schools and youth organisations are asked to contact Corrina Giles by email to corrina@seachangearts.org.uk or phone 01493 846187.

A professional development and training programme is also being established which will run throughout the two years to encourage more singing facilitators and teachers to take up activity in local communities as well as improve current practice. A few places still remain for this event so if you would like to attend please ring 01493 846550.

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