Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand is the UK and Ireland’s LGBT Choir Festival. We’re delighted to be one of more than 25 choirs from all over the British Isles who’ll be taking part in the 2019 festival.

Running every 2 years, 2019’s festival spans Fri 16th, Sat 17th and Sun 18th August. The festival is based in St David’s Hall, Cardiff and promises a long weekend of singing, workshops, partying and much more!

As well as performances in St David’s Hall, Hand in Hand will be running public events across the city with plans including Cardiff Bay and City Centre venues.

General information

Keep an eye on the News and Events section and our Facebook page for general updates!

Information for the choir

Minimum commitment

We’re really excited for Hand in Hand and hope you are too.

For us to be at our best, you must commit to both the Late Spring and Summer terms in April – July. You must attend at least 9 of the 13 sessions in these two terms.

See the term dates.

You must also be available to attend a dress rehearsal in Exeter Community Centre on the evening of Tuesday August 13th.

How to register

In order to register you’ll need to:

  1. Confirm your attendance with us; fill in a form to confirm that you’ll be coming and understand the minimum commitments. We’ll be booking a minibus and looking to block-book accommodation if possible, and want to know if you’re interested. And we’ll ask for any access or other requirements that you think we need to know about
  2. Register on Hand in Hand’s system and pay the £40 registration fee; you’ll need to create an account on Hand in Hand’s system and complete their questionnaire, paying a £40 registration fee.

Bursary fund

Cardiff ain’t cheap, we know. The costs of registration, travel and accommodation can quickly add up. We would like to support choir members who might find the costs difficult and offer bursaries towards the costs for those who need it.

Please donate to our bursary fund if you can afford it.

Any amount helps, no matter what size. Donate cash/cheque in a choir session, or by bank transfer:

  • Account name: Spectrum Choir
  • Acct: 12687259
  • Sort: 40-20-30
  • Please clearly mark the transaction description as a bursary donation.

Or donate online now:

If you need to claim from the bursary fund

If you’d like to attend but aren’t sure you can afford it without financial support, please get in touch as soon as possible. Contact a member of the committee or email committee@spectrumdevon.org.uk, or speak to a committee member, outlining how much support you’d need.

All claims will be treated in confidence. We’ll look at all claims, allocate funds and let you know what support we can offer by Tues 5th February. You’ll have an opportunity to confirm your attendance and register with Hand in Hand at this point.

Register now

Please register by Tues 5th February, unless you’ve applied for bursary support.

Once you’ve confirmed with us:

We have some detailed notes on Hand in Hand’s Registration System which you might find helpful:

If you need help, get in touch with Josh: membership@spectrumdevon.org.uk

If you have issues processing your payment or run into technical problems, the address for Hand In Hand is: info@handinhandcardiff.com