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Wednesday 3 March 2021
Anna Jochymek: Crowd Crystal
Exhibition launch event, Thurs 14 Jan, 7pm. Free. Please book your space on our website so we can send you the Zoom link.
Through her performative action - that took place in London between 2017 and 2019 in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum vote - Anna Jochymek explores the concept she developed and named the ‘space of fear.’ She came up with this concept because she felt that there is a lack of terminology to express her personal experience of the dynamic of ongoing socio-cultural transformation. Find out more about the video performative artwork she created by joining our online launch event.
Watermans Art Centre event
Short Plays for Short Journeys
Podcast subscribers who enjoy listening to drama now have access to a brand new drama series: Short Plays for Short Journeys.
This new podcast, created by Wild Duck Productions of the award-winning Wild Duck Theatre, showcases talented but unheard playwrights. Season one consists of four diverse plays including Brothers, by Matthew Huntington, a witty family drama with a sequel in Season Two due out in early 2021.
The podcasts have been launched as a way to share, on new platforms, the professional work of this company led by Creative Director Susan Conte.
Each episode has a different storyline and style, exploring the nature of the human condition and each runs between eleven and nineteen minutes. Brothers, for example, delicately yet with great humour, explores the pain and shame of infertility.
Conte, whose recent work for Wild Duck includes “Things I know to be True” and sell-out success “King Charles III” commented, “With so many exceptional writers, we searched for ways to bring to life the work of these authors and combine their creativity with our company of talented actors and directors. “
Producer, Fleur de Henrie Pearce, continued, “During these uncertain times it’s a joy to bring some escapism to our patrons who are currently unable to attend stage productions. Podcasts offer an immediate theatre experience and with the varied running times, the option to listen on the move or when you feel like escaping to another time is available to listeners.”
Season one is now live on major podcast platforms and is available to listen to here www.wildducktheatre.com/podcasts
Donations to support the podcast and new writing can be made at www.wildducktheatre.com/donate
For fuller sponsorship partnership opportunities with Wild Duck Productions, please do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're a Writer, Director, or Actor looking to showcase and would like to be a part of future Seasons, we'd love to hear from you.
We are also looking to collaborate with creative sound designers for Season 2 and
beyond. For further information please go to www.wildducktheatre.com/who-are-we
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Wild Duck Theatre event
Brer Rabbit Visits Africa Online Show (age 3 +)
Brer Rabbit travels to Africa to visit his grandmother and gets himself into trouble. All the animals of Africa – elephant, lion and tortoise alike – gather to help. Based on the traditional Brer Rabbit tales, this show was specially written for the Puppet Theatre Barge. Brer Rabbit Visits Africa is performed using traditional hand carved marionettes and is narrated beautifully by Rudolf Walker.
"A theatrical experience which allowed the audience to experience sensually and emotionally the wealth of ideas it expressed." Puppet Centre
To book: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/artofthepuppetltd/480840/
Puppet Theatre Barge event
Opera Live At Home with Milly Forrest
Kathleen Ferrier song prize winner 2020 Milly Forrest will perform a series of opera arias LIVE in this concert. She will be accompanied by Ian Tindale.
To book tickets, click here.
Milly took her Undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music and her masters at the Royal College of Music in London. In November last year Milly made her debut in China with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in Semele by Handel. In 2020 she covered Barbarina in ENO's The Marriage of Figaro and was due to cover Ismeme from Mitridate with Garsington but sadly Covid meant the show had to be cancelled. In summer 2021 Milly will return to Garsington to play Alice in Le Comte Ory by Rossini.Milly won the Hurn Court Opera competition, the Patricia Routledge English song competition and the Emmy Destinn Czech competition last year. She is a Samling artist was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier singing competition. In February 2021 she will make her solo debut at the Wigmore Hall.
- Wo bin ich, wach ich.... Hänsel und Gretel, Humperdinck
- Non disperar - Guilio Cesare, Handel
- Tornami a vagheggiar - Alcina, Handel
- Lullaby - The Kiss, Smetana
- Non mi dir - Don Giovanni, Mozart
- Frère, voyez le beau bouquet! Werther, Massenet
A short Q&A session follows the concert where audience members may ask questions to the artists. Translations with texts will be sent out before the concert.
The great tenor tragedy: the life and death of Adolphe Nourrit Alex Aldren, tenor
Adolph Nourrit was the foremost tenor at Paris Opéra for thirteen years, during a golden age of grand opera in the 1830s. He created the roles of Arnold (Rossini’s William Tell), Éleazar (Halévy’s La Juive) and Raoul (Meyerbeer’s Les Hugenots).
However, when a new rival arrived on the scene (Gilbert Louis-Duprez - famous for singing the first full-voice high C), Nourrit was consumed with envy. Convinced that this new singing style was the future, he embarked to Italy to retrain with Donizetti. However, the ensuing crisis of vocal identity proved overwhelming for Nourrit, who tragically took his own life by jumping from the roof of his apartment building in Naples.
Join tenor Alex Aldren on a journey through a singer’s psychological turmoil, and the music that he sang, at a pivotal moment in the evolution of the modern tenor.
All lectures are available at www.operaprelude.org to watch directly for a suggested donation range between £4-£25 from 10.30am on the day of release and thereafter.
The Opera Prelude event
Win a professional recording and release with Powerjam, worth £1,000!
In an effort to encourage local young songwriters and bands to stay creative and motivated during lockdown, Powerjam is offering the rare chance to win a professional recording that include production sessions, and the release of an original song on Spotify and all streaming platforms, a prize worth £1,000! There are entry fees and any genre is welcome! Deadline for submissions 31st of March 2021. Full details of the competition can be found here: https://www.powerjambands.com/competition.
Powerjam continues to support both budding and serious young musicians, by helping them to form or join bands, and by providing the infrastructure to rehearse and gig regularly, songwrite, and professionally record, market, and release music, with all songwriters retaining full ownership rights to their original songs. Various teen bands at Powerjam have achieved over 12K and 17K Spotify streams of their recently released singles( over 50,000 collectively!) and over lockdown, many of the young musicians at Powerjam participated in a New York Times endorsed International livestream raising money for kids in need. During normal times, the Powerjam musicians gig on some of the most reputable stages in the area, including Richmond Riverside and Strawberry Hill Music Festivals. Stay creative and well in body & mind! And Get your original song on Spotify!
In Flagrante Choir 2020
In Flagrante choir normally rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 19.30 - 21.30 hrs. Venue : St. Anne's Church hall, Kew Green TW9 3AA. All have been welcome to come along to meet, and sing with, the choir.
Singers have a great time working on a wide range of songs - a love of music and ability to hold a tune is all that's required! No audition.
However, since the "lockdown" we have been having a fun weekly choir session singing with our Musical Director, Eamonn O'Dwyer, on Tuesday nights at 19.30 hrs. You are most welcome to join this as we will be continuing through the summer months of 2020.
For further details on how to link in on Tuesday evenings, contact Cathy Jago on firstname.lastname@example.org
or our website https://www.inflagrantechoir.com
In Flagrante Choir event
TCS Virtual performance; Lacrimosa, Mozart Requiem
Unfortunately due to the general situation Teddington Choral Society had to cancel and postpone its Spring and Summer concerts and suspend its weekly rehearsals. But the choir has organized itself to allow the singers to continue practicing their repertoire and to maintain a strong connection.
We have arranged a weekly project which gives the opportunity to the singers to sign up, record themselves and share their recordings so that we can create a virtual choir performance.
We have been extremely fortunate to have the support of our amazing IT specialist (Seamus, son of our Chairperson) who spent hours editing and mixing the final project.
We are also very thankful with the singers who have taken the courage to participate to these projects.
We also had a very good feedback from the singers who did not participate but enjoyed listening and watching the performances.
The Virtual Performance is a new entry in our range of activities and based on the members enthusiasm and the end results we will definitely continue experimenting it.
Find here our virtual performance of Lacrimosa from the Mozart Requiem: https://youtu.be/pUEXxye1y3Q