Hospital staff are raising the roof with their own choir. Health Reporter Allison Coggan finds out how the NHS is hitting the right notes. They walk in the door weary after another shift on the NHS frontline. But they walk back out with their hearts full of song. Doctors, nurses, midwives, medical secretaries and radiographers have joined a new hospital choir made up of people who work at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham.
HEY Let’s Sing! was set up at the end of last year after what had been a bruising few months, from the shake-up of the senior executive team to plummeting performance and report after report exposing widespread bullying and a stressed-out workforce.
“We just needed to do something for staff that wasn’t just another workshop about transforming the culture,” says Lucy Vere, organisation development manager at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. “The choir was about giving something to the staff that was good for their emotional wellbeing, something to make them feel proud of the hospital and for the other members of staff to be proud of us.”
About 75 people are now part of HEY Let’s Sing!, with about 40 turning up for rehearsals. Singing everything from Adele’s cover of the Bob Dylan song Make You Feel My Love to Katy Perry’s Roar, the choir got off to a flying start when, after just three rehearsals, they appeared before a crowd of 1,300 at Hull City Hall.
In interview for InStyle, Jeremy Scott confirmed Katy not attending this year.
As for his BFF Katy Perry, she will not be in one of his looks because she will not be there, unfortunately. “I feel like I’m spoiling Christmas by telling you that,” he said, though he assured, plenty of his other friends will be there. “I can’t wait to see everyone,” he said. Neither can we.
In a summer bereft of that one addictive pop hit, it’s hard not to hearken back to 2010, when Katy Perry’s delicious “California Gurls” dominated airwaves. It’s perhaps the summery-est summer hit ever, stuffed with the syrupy bombast that separates No.1 singles from dusty filler tracks. Simply put, it’s a damn good pop song.
But little did we know what else Katy had in store for us in summer 2010. “California Gurls” was just the gateway drug to her near-perfect third studio album Teenage Dream, which came out August 24 of that year. It’s a pink, preppy and polished little LP; Ms. Perry co-wrote every song on the album and enlisted a team of top-notch hitmakers—including the omnipresent Max Martin and Dr. Luke—to cook up its kitschy sound. And what we received on that day—five years ago on the dot—is the most important pop record of the decade. It’s quite literally a dream. Puns completely intended.
Teenage Dream saved pop music in 2010. It surged a brand of silliness into the dance genre that had been dominated by Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster edge. (No offense to Gaga; The Fame Monster is brilliant, but sometimes we just want to groove without nightmares or symbolism.) TD brought the sun out. For the first time that year, we could finally roll down our windows and enjoy a warm, no-pretense breeze. A rare, simple pleasure.
The 2015 Emmy nominations have been unveiled! Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) revealed this year’s Emmy nominees in a live webcast from Los Angeles on Thursday (July 16) morning.
Katy Perry is up for a short-format live-action entertainment program Emmy thanks to her Super Bowl Halftime performance. If she wins, that means she’ll have netted an Emmy before a Grammy. Bessie star Queen Latifah received a nom for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. Bessie is also up for outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or a special, in additional to an astounding 10 other nods.
Although it’s the middle of summer, Katy Perry is about to get you very excited for the cooler seasons. H&M announced today that the pop sensation will star in its holiday 2015 campaign.
As a loyal fan of the brand, Perry could not be more excited about the gig. “H&M was one of the places where I first began cultivating my personal style. I have continued to love integrating H&M pieces into my wardrobe throughout the years,” she said in a statement. “I can’t wait for you to see the world we created with Jonas Åkerlund and Dan Jackson.” The campaign’s ads will debut in November.
The “Roar” singer also shared the big news on Instagram with an adorable photo of herself in a chunky sweater and festive red bow:
Ladies, Gentlemen & unlabeled-
let’s take a petite pause on the beauteous summer we are experiencing & open our calendars tooooo…THE HOLIDAYS I am excited to announce that I will be starringin @hm’s #HappyandMerry Holiday Campaign launching later this year!!! Stay tuned for the whole unwrapping! Tap for credits! (can’t believe I already have holiday emojis in my most recently used emoji’s…more shame)
Perry follows in the footsteps of past H&M campaign stars Beyoncé and Gisele Bündchen as well as David Beckham, who is working with the brand on a campaign of his own.
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