Photo: Rey Trombetta

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 work with participants and partners to reduce risks.

In these sessions, we will be working with multidisciplinary teams of artists – such as directors, vocal leaders and choreographers – to explore all the different aspects of the operatic artform and create new work.

London workshops will be delivered at the Helmand Terrace, Southbank Centre, on Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, for eight weeks from 7 July to 25 August.

Nottingham sessions will be at the Nottingham Playhouse, on Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, from 13 July to 31 August.

Manchester workshops will take place at Whitworth Gallery Gardens, on Fridays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, from 16 July to 3 September.

Newcastle sessions will be at St James and St Basil Church in Fenham, on Fridays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, for 13 weeks from 6 August to 5 November.

Teesside workshops will be delivered at Middlesbrough Town Hall, on Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, from 13 September to 13 December.

Workshops in the Newcastle and Teesside will be delivered by the artists who have been traditionally leading those groups, with current support workers. Local partners will take over all activities in the region at the end of 2021.

We are grateful to Streetwise Opera participants, funders, partners and guest artists who have been involved in our online work since March 2020, and we are looking forward to new, exciting, projects that will inspire and empower people affected by homelessness through singing and creativity.

About Streetwise Opera

Streetwise Opera is an arts organisation working with the homeless sector to inspire change and empower people to realise their own creative potential.

We use the arts to explore and innovate how homeless services can be best designed for individuals.

We engage world-class artists to collaborate with diverse individuals affected by homelessness to create powerful works of art, and to positively impact how society views homelessness.

We aim to transform lives by supporting people to make meaningful connections through the arts, rebuild social networks, improve wellbeing and develop new skills.

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