The Happy team are working with our artists, performers, workshop leaders and partners, to bring you a variety of uplifting online content. We hope this will inspire you to create something that makes you happy and helps to raise a smile. Some of this content will give you a sneak preview of the first Happy Festival now scheduled for May 2021. Watch this space…
Live Dinnerladies Q&A – Happy Festival
This very special live conversation takes a look behind the scenes of Dinnerladies – one of Victoria Wood’s best-loved TV series – to discover how she approached her work.
The Ballad of Barry & Freda (Let’s Do It!)
A new version of Barry & Freda (Let’s Do It!) with songwriter and all-round Manchester choir legend Beth Allen.
Joe Nelson – Happy (Inspired by Victoria Wood)
A new, and beautiful, song from Manchester musician, songwriter and stalwart of Bury’s ALFA team, Joe Nelson. Guaranteed to bring a smile – and maybe a tear, this has been commissioned and written inspired by Victoria for the festival.
How to Make Spotted Dick with Andrew Nutter
Sticking with the Dinnerladies theme, learn How to Make…Spotted Dick with wonderful celebrity chef Andrew Nutter!
ALFA Education Team Choir and Band – Oh Happy Day Medley
ALFA Education Team Choir and Band perform an Oh Happy Day medley, to make us all smile and jig along, a great way to remember, we can all be happy.
Karl the VA – Vlog 5
Karl the VA’s own commemoration to our Victoria Wood on what would have been her birthday.
Doolally – Two Cheeky Songs (And A Competition Too!)
Two cheeky songs and a new limerick from Doolally. Plus the chance to send us your best Victoria inspired limerick. There are prizes and everything… You’ve got to be in it to win it! Get your entries in by 31st May to firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl the VA – International Museums Day
Let Karl take you on a virtual tour of his cabinet of curiosities, as part of his contribution to National Museums Day!
Lucky BagS Lockdown Workout
Lucky BagS is a choreographed work in response to the Victoria Wood archives held at Bury Art Museum (the choreography draws inspiration from the character of Hailey Bailey and the concept of Acorn Antiques, in particular) and is part of a bigger commission to Ruth Jones for Happy, 2021.