Opera for All
What is Opera for All?
Garsington Opera for All is an exciting three year partnership between Garsington Opera, the charitable trust Magna Vitae, and the Coastal Communities Alliance, and is supported by Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Fund.
With particular focus on isolated coastal communities, Garsington Opera for All works in collaboration with local authorieis and cultural organisations across four main areas of the UK; Thanet (Kent), Grimsby, Skegness and Somerset. In these partnership areas the programme delivers free public screenings of live performances from Garsington Opera, alongside a wider programme of participatory learning sessions for schools and adult groups aiming to promote, develop and sustain cultural opportunity in each area.
The programme also offers other interested non-coastal venues and festivals the opportunity to deliver their own opera screening and community event through an associate package.
Click here to visit the Opera for All website.
Forthcoming activity includes:
SEMELE SCHOOLS' SHOWCASE
Wednesday 15 November, Taylor Theatre, St Lawrence College, Ramsgate
Come and join us for this exciting free performance which marks the culmination of the three-week Opera for All workshop residency in Thanet schools. Students from all of the schools we have worked with will come together to perform extracts from Semele alongside their own compositions inspired by the opera; there will also be performances from Garsington singers and extracts from the Semele film. This event is part of the Looping the Loop Festival and further details can be found on their website.
Douglas Boyd, Artistic Director, said: "We are thrilled that Arts Council England is supporting the Garsington Opera for All project, which will be delivered in partnership with Magna Vitae and the Coastal Communities Alliance. To be able to reach new audiences through extensive education work and free opera screenings in areas that have limited engagement with the arts is vital and will have an enormous impact in the various communities who will participate in the project, as well as for access to opera and the arts nationwide. This news comes at an exciting time in Garsington Opera's development as we continue to strive for the very highest quality of production and performance in our award-winning opera house at Wormsley. We are passionate about sharing our work with the widest possible audience and both this project and the continued work of our brilliant educcation team clearly demonstrates that what we do off the platform is as important as what we do on it."