Thanks to Ian Nolan and the Illuminate Chipping Norton team, St Mary’s Church was lit up this month – and a socially distanced audience of 160 watched two live shows of West End Musical stars perform a stream of musical favourites. You can watch the Very West End Christmas concert here online on Ian’s website. In addition to the West End concert there’s also the Faces in Windows project which has been installed, looks amazing and had great feedback.
To everyone who supported the West End show, Ian said ‘We cannot thank you all enough for the support in making this project happen. From the community members who came along to watch the event, the Church for hosting us and Chipping Norton Theatre for selling the tickets. I was really overwhelmed with the response. I didn’t expect to see people moved to tears as they left; I heard stories from members who haven’t been out of their house since March. This really was a project which brought joy, hope and happiness to people – everything I’d wanted when the project was imagined.’