Sun, 20 Aug 2017
MEMBERS of Newbury’s Fair Close Centre were turned into superstars last Wednesday when they recorded an album of classic tunes and held a concert for their friends and family.
The project was organised by Remini-sing and headed by Clare Lancaster, who spent the last four weeks with the members rehearsing seven songs, which took them all down memory lane.
They belted out a mixture of war-time hits and legendary pop songs.
The members – now transformed into The Fair Close Superstars – recorded the seven songs, which included classics such as Lambeth Walk, We’ll Meet Again and Big Spender before taking part in a concert held at the Fair Close Centre.
Manager of the centre, Karen Ockwell, said: “It was a brilliant afternoon and all the staff joined in.
“There are a couple of members who struggle with mobility, but they were up and dancing as best they can.”
The Remini-sing project is designed to prompt memories and start conversations.
Ms Ockwell said: “They are still talking about this now.
“Experiences like this stay with them.”
She added that, due to its popularity, they are looking into doing a Christmas Remini-sing event later in the year.