"I feel inspired. It makes me want to do stuff. It makes me want to create music."
Focus group participant

GO Create

GO Create is a new digital resource for young people aged 11-16 years with the first set of films available to watch now. Through this programme we aim to enable young people to explore their creativity with Garsington Opera and other local arts organisations. 

The films can be experienced individually or collectively and teachers can also play them as part of lessons to show a different way of working. 

Watch this space for the next set of films.

Focus Groups

In making these films we have worked with three focus groups that have been integral to the development of GO Create. The groups have been with students at Millbrook Primary School and Cressex Community School in High Wycombe and with members of Garsington Opera's Youth Company. Here are some quotes from focus group participants:

"It gives me confidence to start something new."

"I like being part of the process of deciding what GO Create is." 

"If we weren't involved in the creation of GO Create, adults wouldn't understand what we want."

Watch the latest GO Create videos

Explore creative resources for young people aged 11-16. Click the button in the top right of the video to access the full playlist. 

Monday Motivation

17 episodes of digital workshops performed on YouTube. Each episode is themed around a different opera and includes a physical warm-up, singing and dancing. Karen Gillingham and team are joined by a special guest musician who performs live.

Design Challenge

A professional stage designer shows you how to make sets, costumes and props based on an opera production, using simple craft materials that can be found around the home. Also includes information about the opera and tips about lighting and design.