Former CCI student Carolyn McBain (2004-5) recently contacted Lost in CCI recently and gave us an update of some of the things she’s been up to since graduation. She’s been working in a few different organisations, including an internship at the very cool creative consultancy Metal up in West Hampstead, and some work at South London’s NPV Arts. At the moment, though, she’s devoting herself to the fine and noble art of the British football song with Arsenal FC:
“I’m working on a project now with Arsenal, a group called Sing London and some BBC singers to get everybody singing Arsenal songs on the stadium podium… Should be a fun event!”
Carolyn explained further (quoting the official blurb): “‘Sing London: Sing Arsenal’ is a ‘sing-a-long’ of Arsenal-related and football inspired songs and chants. The objective of this participatory event will be to create a fun, unifying and intergenerational singing experience for local people and Arsenal fans, whilst highlighting the relationship that football and singing have always enjoyed.”
Carolyn also told us a bit more about Sing London itself, “a festival to get the whole of London singing…. From the 29th June to the 8th July 2007, Sing London will stage over 100 events across London in some of the capitol’s landmark institutions, in quiet corners and where and when its least expected such as coffee bars and shops. This programme will culminate in a fantastic finale at the South Bank Centre on July 8th, where thousands will join in for a massive all-city sing.”
If any other Lost in CCI readers are getting involved in Sing London, please leave a comment and let us know!