A group of singers from Halewood with learning disabilities gave a live performance at Liverpool’s Maritime Museum today (29 November 2013).
The group work with Knowsley Council’s Adult Services. They meet on a weekly basis at Newhutte day centre in Halewood, where as well as singing they also take part in a range of activities including performance story telling and visual art.
Over the last few months, they have been working with the Liverpool Shanty Kings, a premier sea song group on Merseyside. The Shanty Kings have helped the group to produce the shanty singing spectacle at the Maritime Museum.
The group of adults now plan to further develop their range of songs over the coming months.
One of the singers, Barry Powell, said “Working with the Shanty Kings has been fantastic and we have learned so much from them. We will use this experience and keep practicising. Look out for our future events!”