The Warm & Toasty Project 2017-2019
Alongside the Warm and Toasty Club creator, Johnno Casson, Jules Fox Allen and Marina Florance were exceptionally pleased to win the FATEA Innovation Award for 2018
Jules Fox Allen & Marina Florance worked with the wonderfully inspirational Warm & Toasty Club Project from 2017-2019, they were asked to write three songs each for Coast To Coast Project & Colchester Memory Afternoons Project. All six commissioned songs are now complete & can be heard at Warm & Toasty Bandcamp. They tell of tales by the sea, food that was eaten, photograph albums, air raid shelters & so much more. "The complete joy of writing songs based on memories listened to &captured in song has been inspirational" - Marina Florance.
“Marina is the musical glue that helps bring the Warm and Toasty social history to song.”
Marina & Jules attended memory afternoons & listened to the reminiscing of the people there. The afternoons were filled with laughter & fun, sometimes a little sad, although all in all the afternoons were very engaging & time flew. This kind of forum, created by the Warm & Toasty Club, is a wonderful way for people to find out more about one another & to let the wider world know who they are. The tea & choice of biscuits was brilliant to. The EPs can be purchased for just £5 inc P&P.
The projects were funded by Arts Council England , the Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Essex County Council & Grassroots Charity. Read more about: The Warm and Toasty Club