On the 12th November we welcomed back the wonderful Mellow Baku fresh from her residency at the Whitley Bay Jazz Festival. Mellow got the session going with a group rendition of Happy Within to energise the group. We then got talking about a possible Christmas gig, which got us thinking about Xmas songs. Santa Baby being one of them which has similar chords to All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers. For one lady the words came flooding back and she sang the song through from memory. The group went onto writing some ideas down for a Xmas song of their own and also for a ‘chant’ on the theme of ‘I want’ or ‘I need’ The idea of the chant is to repeat simple phrases in English and Gujarati that can be sung by the whole group with all of the parts easy to learn and repeat like a mantra.
Meanwhile on a Monday Jemma Bagley continues her block of 6 creative illustration workshops. The sessions are free and we do have a couple of spaces for interested people. The session starts at 1pm on a Monday and finishes at 3pm. All materials are provided and the sessions are free. Please email Jemma on firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquires, or just turn up at Peepul Enterprise where everyone is very friendly and welcoming.
All sessions will continue until the 14th December for the last Monday session and the 10th December for the last Thursday session.