Norfolk Schools Opera

Last month, Norfolk Schools Opera held the first opening performance at the Theatre Royal – where schools came together for a day of workshops and performances. – The project will eventually culminate in some outstanding performances in 2019 – Personally I can’t wait to see how the children’s ideas will transform the theatre stage!

“2018-19 Norwich Theatre Royal and Norfolk Music Hub are collaborating in a year-long programme, working with hundreds of pupils, teachers, and young gifted and talented musicians from across Norfolk”

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Water, Mills & Marshes Performance

On Wednesday 9 May the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft saw a live performance by pupils of Lowestoft Sixth Form College and Pakefield High School when they concluded their project to compose, record and perform an album of songs inspired by the Broads. The finished album now kicks off a new competition which will see the pupil’s work go ‘on tour’

The pupils drew their inspiration for the album from a trip to Halvergate Marshes where they were able to spend time immersed in the Halvergate area of the Broads National Park. The experience was then used as a muse from which to draw inspiration as they took time in the classroom to work individually and in groups to compose, write and produce their own score of music.

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What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a Choir!

The Christmas theme continues this week with two excellent choirs at The Forum, Norwich on Sunday who were raising money for the Big C cancer charity.
 
Although the weather was rather damp and cold, Broadbeat choir and then Broadland Youth Choir created a fabulous atmosphere within the Forum, insuring everyone left feeling rather festive.

The Barber of Seville | Theatre Royal, Norwich

The Barber of Seville was the incredible opera performed to an enthused audience at the Norwich Theatre Royall on Sunday as three Norwich schools (Mile Cross Primary School, Valley Academy & St Augustine’s ) took to the stage & performed their own inspired creations of the Barber of Seville that had been developed over several weeks with the help & guidance from a professional team of musicians & directors.
Soprano was again performed by the lovely Lynsey Docherty, while the guest Baritone spot was taken up by Philip Smith.

Should you ever have the opportunity to go and see one of the Norfolk Schools Projects then I would highly recommend it.

Feel inspired and joyful of humankind!

Just under two weeks to go until the awards evening..!

I like to think I have helped inspire the children at Eden school to think about photography and art, giving them the opportunity to use cameras and try something new…. Equally, those children and others I have met during my East Africa travels have inspired me to think about life differently.

After all, look at the passion these kids have, how can you not feel inspired and joyful of humankind!

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Finalist in Travel Media Awards 2015!

I’m really pleased announce that my photograph below – of the children of Eden school has been chosen as one of the five finalists for the 2015 Travel Media Awards.

November will see me at the awards ceremony in London to stand alongside four other amazing travel photographers.

Thanks to all of you who have supported my travel work, been to my exhibitions and helped with the project ‘Give a child a camera’

More information on the awards is available ahttp://travelmediaawards.com/finalists/

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Morning chapel in Uganda

This is a short video of the morning chapel at Eden school in rural Uganda. Living with a Ugandan family in the local community I was privileged to be welcomed into the homes and school of the local residents. One of the many highlights was the daily morning chapel service held at the school…. visit my video on youtube to view the wonderful singing for yourself.