The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir from Uganda is visiting the Isle of Wight this week and there's three chances to watch them.

It will be the first time they have been to the Island, and they will also be visiting schools while they are here.

They will be putting on workshops in schools, introducing Ugandan culture, with traditional African songs and dances and drumming workshops, followed by a fundraising concert in the evening for parents and friends of the schools.  

The funds generated are essential for sustaining the Molly and Paul Childcare Foundation’s work in Uganda, which looks after children by offering them a daily bowl of porridge and an education.

The Island schools who will welcome the choir are Freshwater and Yarmouth CE Primary School, Shalfleet CE Primary School, Ryde School with Upper Chine, Brighstone CE Primary School, and Christ the King College.

The choir will also give a performance for the residents of Brighstone Grange Care Home, and giving a drumming workshop for Brighstone Scouts.  

The public can watch the choir at:

  • All Saints’ Church, Ryde, at 7pm on Thursday, November 9.
  • Quay Arts Centre (Anthony Minghella Theatre), at 1pm on Saturday, November 11.
  • St Mary’s Church, Brighstone, at 7pm, on Saturday, November 11.