Hark the designers sing

Yesterday, the DW Blog brought you a selection of gorgeous and somewhat off-the-wall designers’ Christmas cards. Ranging from the hirsute to the cute to the Tweet-based, the selection proved that creativity comes alive with a little festive prompting.

Now, we all know that these design folk can make things look pretty, but the question is, how do they fare in a very different medium – carolling?

If you’re as intrigued as us to find out whether a knack with a pencil translates to being handy with a hymn sheet, you could do far worse than to head down to St James Church next Monday for the creative industry’s Christmas Carol Service.

A close-up of the invitation, designed by Coley Porter Bell
The invitation, designed by Coley Porter Bell

The event is organised by Deborah Dawton of the Design Business Association, Ian Cochrane of Tice Group, Rodney Fitch and Vicky Bullen from Coley Porter Bell – the consultancy who designed the invite for the event.

Dawton says, ‘It seemed like an obvious thing to do – there’s a lot of people in the industry who sing and we thought it would be a great opportunity to pull everyone together.’

She adds that they hope to make the event an annual one, with plans to create a 15-caroller-strong designers choir for next year’s service.

‘It was one of those things where you don’t know whether it’s going to work or not’, she says. ‘But it has really caught people’s imaginations.’

A close-up of the invitation, designed by Coley Porter Bell
A close-up of the invitation, designed by Coley Porter Bell

If you need further persuasion to turn up, attendees are promised not only a decent go at belting out some festive favourites, but also some restorative mulled wine and mince pies in the crypt afterwards.

The creative industry’s Christmas Carol Service runs from 18.00-19.15, Monday 20 December at St James Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R.  To register for your free ticket visit http://creativeindustrycarols.eventbrite.com/

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