Under normal circumstances, The Smiling Sessions, Shapeshifter Productions’ popular participatory singing project, go into care homes and community centres for the elderly across deprived areas of London, and host sing-a-longs for the residents and members. The aim of the group is to end loneliness and social exclusion for elderly people, through encouraging them to become more active, achieve improved health, well-being, confidence, and interpersonal relationships, as well as in-house volunteering and leadership, through participation in singing their favourite songs.
A special one-off programme, ‘Eurovision: Come Together’ is set to be screened this Saturday night, 16 May, on BBC1, and starting at 6.30pm. Hosted by Graham Norton, the show will include The Fizz, comprising 3 of the original members – Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan, and Jay Aston – of UKs 1981 winners Bucks Fizz, recreating their iconic skirt ripping routine from the song, ‘Making Your Mind Up’. They are asking fans to join in the fun, and at the same time, support The Care Workers Charity.