The Smiling Sessions

The Smiling Sessions are a free virtual video jukebox of famous and uplifting songs created by performing arts charity, Shapeshifter Productions.

Broadcast in care home across the UK and released every week, each song is performed by a celebrity guest. The sessions come with on screen lyrics and residents can singalong by using our easy-to-use app –

We offer some help to homes who may need help with the technology required to access our sessions.  

Created in response to the pandemic when so many older people became isolated, our Smiling Sessions are aimed at supporting wellbeing and mental health in anyone who still feels cut off because of Covid-19.

We hope we will be able to visit homes again in the future

Formerly our Smiling Sessions were live participatory singalong sessions performed by our professional musicians in care homes. We look forward to performing our live sessions again, once the pandemic is over and it is safe for us to visit homes.

Please get in touch if you want to know more about our virtual or in person Smiling Sessions.

Act Details

Name: The Smiling Sessions
Type of act: Entertainment agencies
Act contents: Audience participation | Music - General /variety /sing along | Reminiscence | Variety Entertainment
Equipment required: none
Performance length: Up to 5 minutes
Fee charged: none (Donation)
Locations: National service (England).
Booking notice: None
Days of week: New song released every Monday
Contact Details
Violaine Bailleul, The Drive.

Where we’ve played for older people recently

No venues notified to EAC.