The participants absolutely loved the songs”

Johnno Casson

The pair are the magic that turns the social into song.”

Jason Cobb - Colchester Chronicle

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

2018 Awards

2018 Awards

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.”

Jason Cobb - Colchester Chronicle

Performing at Colchester Arts Centre 28th May 2017

Performing at Colchester Arts Centre 28th May 2017

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

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