14 February 2020

A community choir brought a touch of romance to Nottingham’s tram network on Valentine’s Day while delivering a melodic message about love triumphing over hate.

As part of their 10th birthday celebrations, the Pulp Friction - Atmosphere Glee Choir staged a special performance on board a tram from Toton to Old Market Square.

On board they delighted fellow passengers with their renditions of love-themed hits including She Loves You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I can't Help Falling in Love With You and I'm a Believer.

Members of the choir, which includes singers with autism or other learning difficulties and their parents or carers, also handed out leaflets and love heart badges raising awareness of disability hate crime.

Pulp Friction artist in residence, Angela Warren, explained: “As part of our anniversary celebrations we’re planning to sing in 10 unusual locations, starting with the performance on board a tram, accompanied by musician Paul Quinn.

“The event also provided an ideal platform to highlight our efforts to tackle all forms of hate crime on public transport, and particularly that experienced by people with disabilities, while sharing a little love on Valentine’s Day.”

The choir meets every Friday evening at Highfields Fire Station in Beeston, and Trevor Stocker, NET Operations Manager, said the performance reflected the tram’s own commitment to making travelling by tram a safe and pleasant experience for all.

Fortunately, serious incidents are relatively uncommon on board the tram, but we’ll never tolerate any form of abuse aimed at customers or staff.

“We were delighted to play host to Pulp Friction and its choir as part of their birthday celebrations, and their singing certainly provided a special Valentine surprise for our customers.”

Further information about the Pulp Friction - Atmosphere Glee Choir can be found at www.fb.com/PulpFrictionCIC.