Working in partnership with Age UK Tameside over a couple months at Bower Fold, musicians from Manchester Camerata have been running music and drama sessions for older people in the community, to create an exciting new music theatre piece about identity, belonging and community.
Over the course of the six workshops the participants have explored aspects of their own identities and those of others. Together they have written all of the lyrics and melodies, devised the narrative and staged a new piece. The sessions have also included experimenting with percussion instruments from around the world.
The group based here at Stalybridge Celtic FC joined three other groups from Ashton, Hyde and Droylsden to perform at a free event which was held at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester in September 2015.
The unique performance began with a set of closed boxes packed up onstage, which represent how the participants might feel in society. As the boxes and the participants opened up, they took the audience on a musical journey and colour, life and opportunity will begin to unfold.
For more information contact 0161-226-8696 or visit www.manchestercamerata.co.uk