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OPUS1: A Tale In Time

Today has seen the end of OPUS1, a creative arts project for 8-11 year olds which has run daily from 01 – 05 August in the Howard Assembly Room. 36 young people have worked with a team of professional artists including composer Pete Letanka, director and choreographer ...

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Playing with Time in OPUS1

On Day 3 of this week’s OPUS1 education project, Jo Bedford lets us in on what the group of 38 children has come up with so far [caption id="attachment_829" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Young people taking part in OPUS 2010"][/caption] After the first two days...

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The Invincible Summer

[caption id="attachment_793" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Cello in front of Mimmo Paladino Porta d’Oriente 2005 at the YSP. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Scheffel. Photo: Tom Arber Photography"][/caption] Cellist Matthew Sharp on Summer ahead of the second in a...

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I Feel Like a Rock Star!

Among the truly British beach scene, brightly coloured deckchairs, windbreakers, waves, sand, swooping seagulls and burst beach balls rehearsals for Beached were in full swing. We spoke to the participants about their experience so far at the first rehearsal which brought toge...

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Launch of New Behind the Scenes Website

Today saw the launch of our first behind the scenes online experience page-to-stage.co.uk which offers visitors a weekly insight into the process of creating an opera, from notes scribbled on a piece of paper to a polished production with a cast of over 60, a full orchestra...

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