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Afternoon of art and music brings young and old together

Published on 07/06/18

Jane Austen College students shared the joys of song, dance, and art with older people in a social event at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Singers and dancers from the school opened Age UK’s Afternoon Social with a performance of classic and modern songs at the Spiegeltent in Chapelfield Gardens.  

They welcomed guests with songs from the films La La Land and The Greatest Showman, Barbara Streisand’s classic ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’, and a modern dance to Paloma Faith’s ‘Make Your Own Kind Of Music’.

In an activity-packed afternoon, Jane Austen dancers Darcy Ward and Poppy Jones took part in a Dance For Health workshop aimed at helping older people to keep their joints flexible, while other students helped attendees to create art based on photos of Norwich and Norfolk’s history.

Jane Austen’s head of creative arts Emily Holt said: “This was a truly wonderful afternoon which showcased not only the talents of our students but also their qualities.

“Their enthusiasm, good manners, and caring natures did Jane Austen College proud.”