Meeting weekly at the local community theatre, ‘The Old Electric’ in Blackpool, Electric Pink Voices encourages members to take on volunteering roles within the group, including a membership manager, librarian, social events coordinator, marketing and social media support, a choreographer and a buddy system for new members. Through partnerships with Blackpool Council and a range of arts organisations within the town, the choir has had a hugely positive impact on both its members and the wider community.
“Members from the community have joined the choir to get creative and have fun in a safe space, and have also reported on the connections they’ve made, breaking isolation and how singing together has supported their mental health and wellbeing,” says musical director, Phill Fairhurst. “Our choreographer was training to be a professional dancer but had an accident and broke her back – she said the opportunity to reconnect with dance has saved her life. Some members reported it was the main time in their week they could connect with others from their community, and it’s a chance for them to seek advice and lend or offer a supportive ear."

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