(UK registered charity number 1103408)
Homepage History of Milton Margai School for the Blind People involved with the school Photographs of the students and the school Details of the UK Tour Make a contribution to the school

Schedule of Concerts


30th July 2007
Canterbury Cathedral
(in association with Kent on Sunday)

Contact Bernard Ginns on +44 (0)7966 778823
or George Cook on +44 (0)845 1301087

31st July/1st August 2007
London, Regent’s Park

Contact Caroline Irby on +44 (0)7967 659043

2nd August 2007
Reading, Wesley Methodist Church

Contact Richard Stowell on +44 (0)118 9260597

3rd August 2007
Hastings, St. Mary-in-the-Castle
(with Hastings SL Link)

Contact Derek Tomblin on +44 (0)1424 753768

6th August 2007
Cardiff, Sherman Theatre
(with UCAN Productions)

Contact Jane Latham on +44 (0)7812 051815

7th August 2007
Cardiff, Urdd Centre, Cardiff Bay
(with UCAN Productions)

Contact Jane Latham on +44 (0)7812 051815

9th August 2007
Llantwit Major, St. Donat’s Arts Centre

Contact the Box Office on +44 (0)1446 799100

15th August 2007
Hull, Holy Trinity Church

Contact Richard Skog on +44 (0)1482 613154

17th August 2007
London, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

Contact Liz Fennell on +44 (0)1895 238635


Sing Freetown - The
UK Freedom Tour 2007


Following its successful tour in 2003, the Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone choir will be touring Britain this year giving a series of concerts as detailed below.

The residential school, founded in 1956 in the capital Freetown with 3 pupils and one teacher, now has over 80 children and 20 staff. It receives some support from the Sierra Leone Government; however, its continued running is largely dependent upon the help and support of benefactors and well wishers and the school’s official charity, the UK Association for the Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone, was established in 2004 to coordinate these efforts.

Music plays an important part in the school’s activities and its choir is recognised as one of the finest in the whole of Sierra Leone. This year’s tour will help mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade, an event of special significance to UK/Sierra Leone relations – Freetown was founded as a haven for freed slaves.

Our aims are to provide a memorable and life-changing experience for these courageous children, continued support for the running of this remarkable school, and an opportunity for audiences in the UK to see and hear these gifted young people. Please come along.

Peter Penfold
former British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone