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Can you see a rainbow? Charity single takes inspiration from lockdown symbol

Can you see a rainbow? Charity single takes inspiration from lockdown symbol

Saturday 12 September 2020

Can you see a rainbow? Charity single takes inspiration from lockdown symbol


Jersey mother and son duo Joshua and Liz Shea have created a charity single with local musicians after being inspired by the daily bike rides they took together during lockdown.

They drew their inspiration from the rainbow pictures seen in windows across the island.

The duo wrote the single 'Can You See The Rainbow?' with friend and playwright Karen Forbes-Ewing, who helped them shape the lyrics. Since then they have recruited many others to record and release ‘Can You See The Rainbow?’ as a charity single.

Joshua Shea, who played young Newt in the 'Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald' movie, sings the lead vocal along with up and coming pop vocalist Lydia Singer. Both young people have just graduated from Tring Park school for the performing arts and have been members of the schools choir Tring Park 16, BBC Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year.

 Local photographer Dasa Wharton also provided images from her “Portraits of Jersey in COVID-19” Exhibition for the project.

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Pictured: Members of the Tring Park 16 choir.

The three writers have each chosen a cause which donations from the single will go towards. Liz Shea, who is a volunteer with Jersey charity Kairos Arts, has chosen to make her donations to that charity which promotes and facilitates therapeutic arts workshops.

Joshua has chosen the NHS Charities Together continuing our support for care workers nationwide, whilst Karen has selected former MP Sir Norman Lamb’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund which underpins the transformational work of Norfolk Community Foundation. 

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Pictured: The single will be released at a later date.

To donate to the group's JustGiving page, click here. 

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