The Big Bolton Singalong

You’re the star of our show this winter as we want you to join us for our first ever Singalong

It’s been a tough year for many of us and we want to bring some cheer into everyone’s home this December by ending on a bit of a high with a good old-fashioned sing song.  
And, whilst the traditional carol singing and music events may not be able to take place, we want everyone to put their best voice forward and take part in our first ever sing along to help us celebrate the brilliant community spirit that makes Bolton so special.

The final film will be put together and released the weekend before Christmas so there’s time for everyone to join in the fun for a good old sing song.

The song we want everyone to sing along to is the family favourite:

 Jingle Bells

What you need to do

To join in, you’ll need a smartphone, iPad or tablet (or some form of device that can capture film and can be shared with us as a video file).  Filming is best done with the phone tipped onto its’ side (landscape mode) and then press record.
You can do as much of the song as you like but because we want lots of input, we’ll use small snippets of as many people as possible but try and do a couple of verses so we’ve got lots of great options for the final edit (30 seconds would be a good amount of time!).
You can sing alone or with members of your household or even as a group with your family, friends or work colleagues
Remember, if you are filming as a class or as a group then check you’re following the guidelines on social distancing and households (For the latest guidance visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus )

The technical bit 

You’ll need something to play the track on (Alexa / Google may help!) so that you can sing along to it in time (and in tune!) as well as a second device (as above) to film your performance. Don’t forget to film using the phone ‘side on’ in landscape mode!
Ideally film in 1080p or 720p which most smartphones will do as standard. Think about how far away you are from it too so that it can pick up your voice rather than just the backing track.
If you have any questions then please contact the Marketing and Events team at marketingeventsteam@bolton.gov.uk
Your final film should be emailed to the team as a video file (MP4 / MOV) by no later than Sunday 20th December

So come on Bolton, warm up those vocal cords we can’t wait to hear from you all!

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For residents of Bolton to nominate those people who have gone the extra mile
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For residents of Bolton to nominate those people who have gone the extra mile
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