We’ve got some lovely events around the UK coming up this year – please do come and join us if you can!

Singing Hands Easter Concert for White Lodge Centre, Sunday 14th April

Grovelands School, Terrance Road, Walton on Thames KT12 2EB 3-4pm

We’re very excited to be heading to White Lodge Centre for an Easter holiday concert.  Tickets will be sold to cover costs and anything extra will be donated to White Lodge (Registered Charity No.286238). All the family are welcome and you do not have to be attending White Lodge to buy a ticket.  Please click here to be taken to the ticketing site:

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Singing Hands Concert for Ups of Downs, Saturday 4th May

North Leamington School, Sandy Lane, Blackdown, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 6RD 2-3pm

We’re celebrating the Bank Holiday weekend with the friends and families of Ups of Downs, Leamington Spa.  Tickets are available to non-members – all are welcome.

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Singing Hands Concert for Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome National Meeting, Sunday 5th May

Doubletree Hilton, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry CV2 2ST 10-11am

We’re continuing the Bank Holiday weekend with the friends, families and professionals at the Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome National Meeting.  This event is for conference delegates & families only.

Singing Hands at the Brighton Fringe, Monday 6th May

Brighton Spiegeltent, Old Steine Gardens, Brighton BN1 1GY 11am-12pm

We’re back at the fabulous Spiegeltent as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival.  Come and join us in this amazing venue for a morning of action songs, rhymes and pop tunes!  Something for everyone.  Here’s the link to get your tickets which are on sale now:

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ZSL London Zoo Special Children’s Day, Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May

ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY

Special Children’s Day is a unique annual event at ZSL London Zoo, welcoming children with special needs and their families and friends.  We’ll be running sessions on both days at 1pm and 3pm.

With increased specialist facilities and staff presence, as well as interactive events and discounted entry, Special Children’s Day is an exciting and exceptional event not to be missed.  Changing Places facilities available. Tickets are on sale now!

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Singing Hands Summer Spectacular, Saturday 8th June

Hammond Theatre, Hampton School, Hanworth Rd, Hampton TW12 3HD

We love our big shows at the Hammond Theatre! This year we’re back for our Summer Spectacular on Saturday 8th June for an afternoon show full of seasonal Summer fun! As always we’ll be joined by our signing choir from Clarendon and we’ll be doing a wide range of songs to cover all ages.  We have also booked a MOBILOO Changing Places facility onsite for those of you who require accessible changing.  If you require a wheelchair user space inside the theatre, please call the Box Office direct on 020 8783 4418.  All other tickets can be booked via this link below:

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Special Children’s Day, Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th June

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable LU6 2UF

Special Children’s Day is a unique annual event at ZSL London Zoo, welcoming children with special needs and their families and friends.  We’ll be running sessions on both days at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.  Sunday is Father’s Day so why not make this their special treat too!

With increased specialist facilities and staff presence, as well as interactive events and discounted entry, Special Children’s Day is an exciting and exceptional event not to be missed.  Changing Places facilities available. Tickets are on sale now!

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Singing Hands Concert for LS29 Support Group, Saturday 29th June

King’s Hall and Wintergarden, Station Road, Ilkley LS29 8HB 11.30am-12.30pm

We’re heading back up North to sing and sign with our friends at LS29 Support Group in Ilkley.  Come and join us for a morning of multisensory, musical Makaton fun – there’ll be our usual eclectic mix of action songs, rhymes and pop tunes to enjoy!  Tickets will be on sale soon – in the meantime, save the date!

Singing Hands Concert for York Inspirational Kids, Sunday 30th June

York Sports Club, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, York, North Yorkshire YO30 5RE 11am-12pm

We’re heading over to York to join the friends of families of York Inspirational Kids for our first ever concert with them! Come and join us for a morning of multisensory, musical Makaton fun – there’ll be our usual eclective mix of action songs, rhymes and pop tunes to enjoy!  Tickets will be on sale soon – in the meantime, save the date!

Singing Hands Concert for the Activity Station, Sunday 30th June

The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes SW13 0LF 2.00 – 3.00pm

Debbie and Lucy will be joining the members of the Activity Station in Barnes for a fun-filled afternoon of Makaton singing and signing.  This event is open to members of the Activity Station only – a local charity which offers activities and social events for people with disabilities.

Singing Hands Concert for More Than Words Charity, Sunday 18th August

Venue and timings TBC

We are delighted to be heading back to Kent to see the friends and families of More Than Words Charity at their Summer Fun Day!  As part of the overall event, we’ll be running a Makaton singing, signing pop party – so please do come and join us.  Tickets will be on sale soon – but in the meantime, save the date 🙂

Singing Hands Concert in Bristol, Saturday 14th September

Redmaids School, Westbury Road, Bristol BS9 3AW – 3-4pm (Doors open 2.30pm)

We’re off to join the friends and families of some Bristol-based DS and SEN charities for a fun-filled session of Makaton singing and signing.  More news of this event soon with ticket URL and timings.  In the meantime, save the date!  This event is raising money for Bristol Down’s Syndrome Trust.  The venue is wheelchair accessible & there is free parking onsite.

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Singing Hands Concert for Follow Your Dreams Charity, Sunday 15th September

Y Pant Comprehensive School, Cowbridge Road, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Rhondda, Cynon Taff CF72 8YQ 11am – 12pm (door open 10.30am)

We’re heading back to South Wales to sing and sign with the friends and families of Follow Your Dreams Charity! Join us for a fun-packed multi-sensory session of songs and stories with Makaton signing – tickets on sale now!

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Singing Hands Concert for Cumbria DS Support Group, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September

Queen Katherine School, Kendal (Saturday) and Richard Rose Morton Academy (Sunday)

We are heading all the way to Kendal and Carlisle to join our friends at Cumbria Down’s Syndrome Support Group in September for not one but two concerts in different parts of the county so that we can meet all of you!

On Saturday 28th September, we’ll be at Queen Catherine School in Kendal for an afternoon concert (timings TBC). The following day we’ll be at Richard Rose Morton Academy in Carlisle, Cumbria for a morning concert (timings TBC). As always, we’ll be doing a wide mix of fabulous Makaton signed action songs, rhymes and pop songs!

This event will be open to both members and non-members – ticket URL coming soon. In the meantime, save the date!

Singing Hands Concert for FunDays SEN Support Group, Belfast Saturday 12th October

Tor Bank Special School, 5 Dunlady Road, Castlereagh, Belfast BT16 1TT.  Shows at 10.00am and 1pm.

We are delighted to be heading back to Belfast to join the friends and families of FunDays SEN Support Group for two concerts this year!

The 10.00am morning show is going to be a mix of Makaton-signed rhymes, action songs and a few funky pop songs thrown in to complete the set.

In the afternoon, the 1pm show will be a pop party for older children / teenagers and young people to get us all moving and grooving! For those 8 years and upwards.

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Singing Hands Concert at Johnstone Town Hall, Saturday 26th October

Johnstone Town Hall, 25 Church St, Johnstone PA5 8EG, 11am and 2pm

We’re back to Johnstone Town Hall, Scotland for another fun concert with our Scottish friends (and anyone who wants to come over the border too!).

We’ll be doing an eclectic musical Makaton multisensory repetoire – rhymes, action songs, pop songs and some of our fave Scottish tunes too!

Everyone is welcome to come along!

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Singing Hands Concert for Diversifest, Saturday 16th November

Chailey Heritage School, Dream Centre, Chailey, Lewes BN8 4EF.  Show time TBC.

We’re off to Sussex to join the friends and families of Diversifest for a show at Chailey Heritage School where we will be joined by our friend and Makaton legend Dave Benson-Phillips!

Tickets will go on sale later in the year – in the meantime, save the date!

Singing Hands Christmas Charity Singalong, Sunday 17th November

Hammond Theatre, Hanworth Rd, Hampton TW12 3HD.  Shows at 11.30am and 2.30pm

The Christmas shows are the highlight of our year! We’re back at the Hammond for TWO fabulous concerts full of festive fun. As always we’ll be joined by our signing choir from Clarendon Special School and our tutor team dressed up as presents, trees, reindeer, snowmen and much more. We’ll have our Italian donkey, our hippo, the Ukulele group AND our very special guest star again……!!  We have booked a MOBILOO Changing Places facility onsite for those of you who require accessible changing – this will be parked right by the main entrance to the theatre so you can’t miss it. #Incloosion

Tickets will go on sale later in the year – in the meantime, please save the date!

 

Christmas Concert for Leicester DS Support Group, Saturday 30th November

All Nations Centre, 10 Frog Island, Leicester, LE3 5AG, 2.30pm.

We’re back with our friends at LDSG this year for a seasonal signed singalong concert – please feel free to dress up in your best Christmassy attire and come along to join us!  We’ll have snowmen and reindeer and loads of our favourite festive tunes all signed with Makaton.

Tickets will go on sale later in the year – in the meantime, please save the date!

Christmas Concert for Friends of Old Park School, Sunday 1st December

Old Park School, Thorns Road, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 2JY. Shows at 11am and 2pm.

We’re back to celebrate the Christmas season with FOPS – this event is open to all so come and gear up for the festivities with us!

Tickets will go on sale later in the year – in the meantime, please save the date!