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post May 1 2020, 05:26 AM
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Nearly time to hear brand new version of Robbie Williams' hit Angels

Nearly time to hear brand new version of Robbie Williams' hit Angels

It may feature someone you know



People have filmed themselves singing the Robbie Williams' hit Angels for Staffordshire Day (Image: Getty)


The wait is nearly over to see a brand new version of the Robbie Williams' hit song Angels.

The powerful song, which has brought a tear to many eyes, over the years is set to once again take centre stage as a thank you to key workers on Staffordshire Day.

Volunteers across the county have pulled out their cameras and warmed up their vocal cords to sing the 1997 classic.

Now, there is not long to wait to hear the finished version as it is set to premiere on YouTube tomorrow, Friday, May 1 - and it could well feature some faces that you know.

Earlier this month, tourism group Enjoy Staffordshire, with the help of Staffordshire County Council, asked people to record themselves singing the tune and email it in.

The entries have now been edited into one video, dedicated to the thousands of NHS staff, carers, armed forces personnel, delivery drivers, supermarket workers, farmers, emergency services staff and other "angels" who are keeping the county going.

Its debut is part of this year's online-only Staffordshire Day programme, which will also features poetry readings, art classes, cooking demonstrations, talks and live music.

The big day has taken the form of being online this year as the country remains on lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The main man himself, Robbie Williams, and his management team at IE Music, gave Enjoy Staffordshire the permission needed to use the hit.

Robbie Williams is one of Staffordshire's own after being born and raised in Burslem, Stoke on Trent and stays in touch with his roots, including being a Port Vale Football Club fan.

Staffordshire Day will feature a programme of arts and crafts sessions, poetry, music and demonstrations all online this year due to coronavirus. Usually a series of events take place at venues across the county to mark the annual day.

It will be the fifth annual county day and will begin with a puppet show on Josiah Wedgwood who established his world-famous ceramics firm in the county on May 1, 1759. There will also be story-telling from the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Lichfield.

Families will be able to watch arts and crafts activities, including Staffordshire Libraries Pyjamarama sessions from 11am to 4pm, a drawing workshop for children with artist Eleanor Heath, and a Staffordshire Hoard-inspired embroidery class with Cheslyn Hay textile artist Katherine Keatley.

There will be poetry reading from the county's poet laureate Mel Wardle Woodend, including a new poem written specifically for Staffordshire Day. There will also be The Rattlebag Poetry Challenge with Stafford-based poet Ingrid Wagner.

People will be able to hear music from from Stafford band Naked Sunday and Yarnfield singer Lauren May and there will be a cooking demonstration from chef Cris Cohen on making Staffordshire's sourdough oatcakes. A talk on politics and activism from Staffordshire Youth Union will also be online.

And a live webinar, hosted by Staffordshire University, will give small and micro0businesses practical tips for surviving the coronavirus lockdown.

A family disco, and a themed quiz from Staffordshire branch of Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) will bring the day to a close.

For animal lovers, a live stream from Trentham Monkey Forest will reveal why the monkeys came to Staffordshire.

It can all be found online at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/staffordshireday

Mark Winnington, cabinet member responsible for tourism at Staffordshire County Council, and vice-chairman of Destination Staffordshire, said: "Staffordshire Day always brings the people of Staffordshire together to show our love of the county, and while we have had to do it differently this year because of Coronavirus, the response has been as good as ever.


"We have a great programme of events and activities which you can enjoy from your sofa, and there is something for everyone, from creative fun for the children to cooking demonstrations and performances from talented local musicians.

"And as ever we encourage you to get involved on social media. Tell the world why you love Staffordshire, or share a Mugshot a photo of you with a Staffordshire-made mug with the hashtag #StaffordshireDay."

Let us know if you feature in the final Robbie Williams video. Email jennifer.moody@reachplc.com or leave us a message on Facebook


https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/burton/nea...version-4083198
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post May 1 2020, 08:07 PM
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Amazing video shows people singing Robbie Williams' Angels to thank key workers and celebrate Staffordshire Day














https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-...singing-4095733
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post May 1 2020, 11:14 PM
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It's such an inspiring song. cool.gif

Nice to see several people signing there too.

At the gig in Hyde Park there was a very energetic interpreter signing to the crowd - it was fascinating to watch. cool.gif
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post May 2 2020, 05:02 PM
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I think it was leaving Wembley that the crowd started singing Angels on the way out, it was wonderful .... hope that day comes again
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I think it was leaving Wembley that the crowd started singing Angels on the way out, it was wonderful .... hope that day comes again


Yes - the walk down to the tube - where they stop the crowd cramming into Wembley Park tube. yahoo.gif

There's always someone there to get the crowd singing along to Angels while you wait for your train to arrive.

I also think where RW plays The time of Your Life after gigs now is an inspired choice. It allows everyone just to enjoy the euphoria of a great gig for a few minutes more. heart.gif
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