It’s time to sing together again

At Streetwise Opera we are thrilled to announce that we are ready to return to in-person workshops, after 16 months working online. To ensure the safety of everyone involved, our singing and creative workshops will be delivered outdoors over the next months. We have developed strict health and safety protocols and guidelines, and we will […]

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 […]

Streetwise Sessions aim to inspire and energise people affected by homelessness through online singing

Today we are announcing Streetwise Sessions, a series of live-streamed singing and creative workshops that aim to inspire and energise people affected by homelessness. These sessions, designed to keep Streetwise participants engaged until we are ready to return to our regular workshops, are streamed on Facebook Live.  We will host half-hour sessions from Monday to […]

Streetwise Opera joins Trinity Laban students to create exciting new music

Described as an eclectic two‑week festival of creativity and innovation, Trinity Laban’s CoLab uses the arts to challenge people’s expectations and views of society. This is something that resonates with Streetwise Opera’s ethos and that’s why we are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s edition. For two weeks in February 2020 some of […]

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 […]

Guest blog: Small miracles can and do happen

Streetwise Opera supporter Linda Laurance writes about the impact of our work with people who are or have been homeless.  Being involved with Streetwise Opera means being reminded regularly that small miracles can and do happen. Over the years that I have been a supporter I have seen how the lives of people who are […]

My experience of a Streetwise Opera workshop

Going into my first Streetwise Opera workshop at the Southbank Centre, I was nervous.  I was new to my job here, and I hadn’t sung in public since I was sixteen (aside from one disastrous attempt at Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ in a karaoke bar, but it’s best to forget about that). I hadn’t met the […]

Blue Shangri-La with Streetwise Opera and Red Hat Opera

In June 2019, our London group and and members of Red Hat Opera performed Blue Shangri-La at the Southbank Centre in response to the staging of Donnerstag aus Licht at the Royal Festival Hall. This pop-up performance explored some of the themes of Stockhausen’s monumental opera, immersing participants in a creative journey inspired by colour, shape […]

Hannah Conway: Thoughts and musings from my first two months

Artistic Director Hannah Conway writes about her plans to draw together Streetwise Opera’s regional groups.

Hannah Conway appointed artistic director of Streetwise Opera

The internationally-recognised British composer has worked with some of the world’s leading opera houses and orchestras.