Small World : Big Sing

A Zoom singing festival Aug 29th-31st with

Jane Coker in Australia

and Val Regan in the U.K.

This is a unique opportunity to work with two of the most experienced community singing leaders around. We may not be able to sing together as we do in the real world but via Zoom we can still explore and develop our voices, learn new songs and meet singers from across the globe. So scroll down to see the range of workshops on offer.

You can book individual workshops at a cost of £6 / $12 each or buy a festival pass which covers all the workshops for £30 / $60

In addition to the workshops, there will time each day to meet other singers taking part by hanging out in the virtual “Festival Tent”

Please email jane.coker@bigpond.com with your choice of either individual workshops, quoting the workshop numbers or a festival pass

You will receive a confirmation email with details of how to pay

Saturday 29th Aug

Workshop 1

10.00-10.50am UK

7.00-7.50pm AUS


Satisfying songs to open the heart and dust off the vocal cobwebs

Workshop 2

11.00-11.50am UK

8.00-8.50pm AUS


All of me is my voice and all of me is my breath. Practise whole-body presence with Jane and find your way towards ease in speaking and singing.

Sunday 30th Aug

Workshop 3

10.00 – 10.50am UK

7.00 – 7.50pm AUS


How are you coping with singing alone rather than together in these weird times? Are you enjoying finding your solo voice? Is it confronting? Does it sound the way you thought it did? What blocks are you experiencing to freeing your voice – or just liking it? This is a space to explore your vocal questions and share tips and advice to help us all enjoy our unique singing voices.

Workshop 4

11.00 – 11.50am UK

8.00 – 8.50pm AUS


Learn some of Val’s original songs based on texts by the Sufi poet Rumi. From enlivening to contemplative, these songs give resonance to Rumi’s beautiful insights about the unity of being. 

Monday 31st Aug

Workshop 5

10.00 – 10.50am UK

7.00 – 7.50pm AUS


Share our common human voice, sing for change and show solidarity with people suffering climate change impacts. Jane will share short, simple, powerful and uplifting songs, chants and rounds. 

Workshop 6

11.00 – 11.50am UK

8.00 – 8.50pm AUS


Learn this brand new arrangement of Carole King’s timeless song to round off the festival and say goodbye to your new singing mates.

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