Video and photo gallery: Flashmob sing at photography exhibition at The Forum in Norwich

Members of Discord sing as a flashmob causing surprise amongst the visitors to photographer Angela Sharpe's exhibition of 100 of the photographs she took during her 10,000 photograph challenge in memory of her father. Picture: Denise Bradley Members of Discord sing as a flashmob causing surprise amongst the visitors to photographer Angela Sharpe's exhibition of 100 of the photographs she took during her 10,000 photograph challenge in memory of her father. Picture: Denise Bradley

Sunday, October 7, 2012
5:49 PM

There was a special surprise for a photographer at the launch of her new exhibition in Norwich last night.

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The Forum was filled with the sound of singing at 6pm after a flashmob surprised visitors to the exhibition with a secretly-planned performance.

Angela Sharpe’s three-day exhibition of photos taken in memory of her father began yesterday and will continue tomorrow until 5pm.

Mrs Sharpe, from Winfarthing, near Diss, took 10,000 photos in 100 days earlier this year to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK after her father, Michael Jolly, died in February at the age of 69 following a three-year battle with prostate cancer.

The Discord flashmob performed Take That song Shine and Mrs Sharpe was very appreciative of their efforts, saying: “It was good fun, it was the first time they have done a flashmob. They were mingling with everyone else and then burst into song and then carried on mingling.

Photographer Angela Sharpe at her exhibition of 100 of the photographs she took during her 10,000 photograph challenge in memory of her father. Picture: Denise BradleyPhotographer Angela Sharpe at her exhibition of 100 of the photographs she took during her 10,000 photograph challenge in memory of her father. Picture: Denise Bradley

“There were a few people looking over the balcony from Pizza Express wondering what was going on and people wanted them to sing more.

“They were quite nervous bit I think they really enjoyed it.”

The 34-year-old has so far raised £3,200 for the charity and is selling her prints to raise further funds.

She added: “It’s been really good, really busy. Saturday was a bit manic but Sunday was a bit calmer so I had time to go round and talk to people.

“We raised over £1,000 on Saturday and we’ve already sold about half of the prints so I’m really pleased with that.”

- Are you planning a flashmob in Norwich? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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