Overgate is delighted to announce The Singing Children of Africa will return to the centre today between 1.30pm-2.30pm for what promises to be another unmissable, heart-warming performance.

Last time the children appeared in Overgate, in July 2015, the public were instantly wowed by their remarkable performance. Since then the children have been working hard on creating many new recordings in Mombasa and today’s appearance, part of the UK-wide ‘Smile Tour’, will be a chance for the inspiring new material to be heard.

This year the tour consists of seven new little ones along with the remaining group from last year. Joining them in support are the experienced Singing Children of Africa Legends who have all toured as children in the UK, with deputy head Madam Maureen.

Funds raised from the tours across the years have made a significant positive impact on the lives of these children. The tour in 2006 & 2007 provided the funds to build, furnish and staff an orphanage. In 2008 money was used to build the first phase of a secondary school whilst 2015’s tour allowed improvements and essential maintenance on all school buildings, resurfacing of the school playground, upgrading of water pumps and replacing of some furniture in the orphanage. After costs have been met for the 2016 tour it is hoped that enough money will be raised to allow further improvements and the building of a computer suite or assembly room.

For more information about The Singing Children of Africa, please visit

Commenting on today’s appearance, Malcolm Angus, Centre Manager, Overgate said, “Anyone who has had the pleasure of witnessing The Singing Children of Africa could not fail to be moved by their talent and energy. They exude an incredible joy for life, it really is a heart-warming experience. We are delighted to welcome the children and their teacher Maureen back to Overgate today and encourage everyone to join us for what will be an unmissable experience.”

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09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00



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