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Doorstep Carols

Doorstep Carols is back this year – and it looks set to be Britain’s biggest ever carols singalong.

Carols on the doorstep brought people together in the midst of the pandemic last year. Broadcast on over 30 local radio stations, it led to wonderful scenes of families singing on doorsteps, sharing mulled wine over the fence with neighbours and children playing instruments in front gardens. An estimated 125,000 people took part, raising over £10,000 for MIND UK and local charities, with collections at street level.

This year, Doorstep Carols 2021 is a supercharged nationwide event, taking all of the street magic of last year across the country whilst also reaching out to those who are isolated. Around 25 local BBC radio stations and BBC Sounds will again broadcast the pre-recorded backing tracks to well-known carols and Christmas songs so that the nation can sing in unison. Streets taking part are encouraged to use the opportunity to raise money for a charity of their choice.

The ‘epicentre’ event will be in Shrewsbury, where Doorstep Carols originated, with Carols in the Square hosted by BBC Radio Shropshire, linking with doorsteps and other hub events across the country.

It’s about celebrating the joy of singing together – sharing the experience and strengthening communities. This year will hopefully be more of a street party festival atmosphere, with neighbours able to celebrate and sing together.

Visit for more information and to find out how to tune in, download the words and music and sing along on Wednesday, December 15th at 6pm!
6pm-7pm on Wednesday 15th December from your street! This is a completely free, community event.

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Your Street! Shropshire SY1 1SS
Wed 15 Dec 2021
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