THE KID WITH A POCKETFUL OF STARS‘The Kid with a Pocketful of Stars’ is an original song and video, created by musician Allen Kent for the non-profit organisation Chuckle Productions. Using the words and artwork of the Chuckle Stars, our musical theatre group for children with additional needs, the song has been created to help give the world a glimpse into their hearts and minds.The song and video shines a spotlight on the challenges that children and young people with additional needs face, and the way they see the world is reflected in their lyrics, which are both thought provoking and poignant. “My grace is my fury, my nonsense is worthy, a rollercoaster driven by blindness, looking for kindness, in a world, that looks different from your world”Over 50 children and young people aged 5 to 22 years, worked on the project within their sessions at the Chuckle House, alongside Chuckle’s resident musician and film-maker Allen.Allen says “We came up with a great conceptual project idea for the children at Chuckle to create and develop a song from their thoughts and ideas, as a way of painting pictures with their words. The children and young people working with the Chuckle team had the opportunity to express their dreams, through art, discussion, and abstract work” Allen took the lyrics created by the Chuckle Stars and formed the song, and used their artwork to create the animations used within the video.In the song Emily Kent’s fresh and beautiful voice blends with the catchy riff to produce a haunting, atmospheric and emotional song, supported vocally by our Chuckle Stars.The song and video were previewed at our recent Chuckle Show in October to and audience of over 250 to great acclaim, celebrating the uniqueness of our children and young people, and proving that given the right opportunity, any child can shine. ‘The Kid With A Pocketful of Stars’ was officially released for download on Wednesday 15th November. Check out the song and video on YouTube now - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8n0ZCUXV1YSingle release is also available for download from various retailers including: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Deezer and Napster, or order a Single CD directly from Chuckle. Funds raised will help continue Chuckle’s ongoing work supporting children and young people with additional needs within Chuckle projects. About Chuckle‘Supporting the Little Steps which Help the Big Things Happen’.Chuckle uses music and the arts to introduce learning to children in a fun, interactive and multisensory way, whether that is providing an independent hobby for children with special needs, preschool family learning workshops, bespoke outreach workshops or providing holistic specialist services for assessment and teaching to support children and young people with specific learning difficulties and learning disabilities.About Chuckle StarsChuckle Stars is our Saturday Musical Theatre Company for children and young people with additional needs. Chuckle Stars offers the chance for children with additional needs to experience all aspects of musical theatre including, dance, drama, singing/song writing, arts and crafts, music-making to film. We also encourage backstage production skills and the design and creation of props, scenery, and adverts/marketing materials.About Allen Kent Allen has been a singer/songwriter for over 20 years, a graduate of Staffordshire University (BA HONS Fine Art) a keen filmmaker and producer he lives for creativity. He joined Chuckle productions after being spotted playing at a local festival by one the directors. A father of two young boys, Allen is passionate in helping children unlock the doors to their imagination. Emily KentEmily works at Chuckle as a workshop support facilitator and has just completed her Educational Studies and Special Inclusive Needs BA (Hons) at Liverpool John Moore’s University. Emily’s experience of working with children with additional needs helped her reflect the group’s thoughts through her singing. For more information please contact …Marketing/PRPhilippa Unett - 07582 382 809 (firstname.lastname@example.org)Directors Sara Christie - 07837 741 510 (email@example.com) orSharon Hodson -07580 016993 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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