Streetwise Opera at Newcastle City Library

Newcastle City Library
33 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX

Saturday 13 October, 11:30am and again at 12:15pm (each performance will last 15 minutes)

FREE, no tickets required

There is a sea of evidence suggesting that singing is good for mental and physical health. Streetwise Opera adds a few more buckets of joyful evidence to this sea with a fun and inspiring performance at Newcastle City Library.

Participants from Streetwise Opera workshops in Newcastle and Gateshead will perform three of the Salt-Water Ballads written by John Masefield and put to music by Frederick Keel: ‘Port of many ships’, ‘Mother Carey’ and ‘Trade winds’.

The performance is part of Libraries Week, which takes place from 8 to 13 October to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries. This year, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health.

This is an opportunity to enjoy the passionate and inspiring singing of Streetwise Opera performers from Tyneside, after the success of the critically-acclaimed opera Tell Me The Truth About Love (‘a powerful and inspiring show’ ★★★★, The Guardian).