Streetwise Opera to receive £71K from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Streetwise Opera has received a grant of £71,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.  More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including Streetwise Opera in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary […]

Double Your Donation with The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

We are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge, a nationwide online match-funding campaign in December. The money raised will allow us to run a creative project for people affected by homelessness, in partnership with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Trinity Laban. Between January and March, we want […]

Impact report: Arts and culture play a key role in recovering from homelessness

Participation in arts and culture can make an important difference in the wellbeing and social inclusion of people affected by homelessness, according to the report The Impact of Streetwise Opera (April 2019 – March 2020) which we’ve published along with an Evaluation Infographic. “It’s given me a big lease of life, because when I started, […]

Macquarie Group and Streetwise Opera nominated for a Corporate Engagement Award

We are proud to announce that we’ve been nominated with Macquarie Group for a Corporate Engagement Award in the Best Collaborative Approach category, in recognition of our longstanding partnership and innovative joint project. This award recognises the most successful and innovative corporate partnerships and sponsorships. Over the past 13 years our partnership with Macquarie has […]

The Big Virtual Quiz results are in… and you are ALL brilliant!

Over 160 quizzers in 94 teams came together with the great Alan Cumming, Dominic Carter and other famous faces, to help raise £2,695 in support of our creative lockdown activities for people affected by homelessness, in Streetwise Opera’s Big Virtual Quiz. Everyone who took part is a star, but huge congrats to Quiztastic Queers for […]

How we’re working during the lockdown

Since launching our Streetwise Sessions on 26 March, we are delighted that 75 Streetwise Opera performers have been able to engage with these online workshops on Facebook and YouTube. Additionally, we’ve had over 5,400 views from the general public on these platforms. The feedback from the sessions has been very positive; here are some of […]

Thank you for joining our After Winter journey

You’ve done it! WOW! The support shown to our After Winter crowdfunder has been unbelievable! Thank you all, SO MUCH, for your generous gifts. Our crowd of 247 supporters has ensured that we reach and surpass our target, meaning that our new Teesside production can go ahead as planned. We are so thrilled and so […]

Streetwise Opera hosts yet another foot-stomping Burns Night Cèilidh

Thank you to everyone who came to our seventh annual Burns Night Cèilidh! Once again, Streetwise Opera hosted a rip-roaring evening of jigging, reeling and Stripping the Willow at London’s legendary Cecil Sharp House. We had some brilliant music and calling from the incredibly energetic Ceilidh Tree, who taught us the difference between the Gay […]

Streetwise Opera selected for Spring Impact’s Scale Accelerator

Streetwise Opera has been selected to take part in this year’s Scale Accelerator, joining a cohort of five UK change-maker charities and social enterprises, with an ambition to scale their impact. Backed by The National Lottery Community Fund, Spring Impact’s Scale Accelerator is a unique programme which helps UK charities and social enterprises to scale […]

Roderick Williams and Streetwise Opera join forces…

World-renowned baritone Roderick Williams OBE and critically-acclaimed opera company and homeless charity Streetwise Opera join forces to stage an immersive retelling of Franz Schubert’s Winter Journey, in a new production that also features Grammy Award-winning pianist Christopher Glynn, the Brodsky Quartet, The Sixteen’s young artists’ scheme Genesis Sixteen, and the Ryedale Festival Community Chorus led […]