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SLIDESHOW: Rotherham concert pitch perfect

Toyah Wilcox hosts the One Voice event at Rotherham's New York Stadium featuring a choir of 1500 pupils from the borough.

Toyah Wilcox hosts the One Voice event at Rotherham's New York Stadium featuring a choir of 1500 pupils from the borough.

A vast celebration of music and singing, led by pop star Toyah Willcox, provided a vibrant finale to a town’s annual festival.

Rotherham’s Children’s Festival gives thousands of children and their families the chance to experience a range of informative and creative events through a two-week programme of exciting activities.

It aims to encourage children, families and educationalists alike to celebrate all elements of learning, including writing, drama, music, art, dance and film.

More than 3,000 spectators packed into the town’s New York Stadium for the final event and biggest highlight of the festival - the One Voice concert.

The impressive event featured 1,700 children from 42 schools throughout the borough who sang a programme of popular songs including two specially arranged performances with special guest Toyah Willcox.

Trish Sharp, manager at Rotherham’s City Learning Centre who helps organise the event, said: “This year’s children’s festival was amazing and the One Voice concert was the icing on the cake.

“The children’s faces lit up and their talents really shone through - it was a great success.”

Other highlights of the children’s festival included the One World One Community Carnival and Learning Market, an array of Shakespeare performances and the Rotherham Book Award.

 

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