Celebration of the Sea: Project Preview

This week, three RPO musicians, a creative music leader and a creative writing leader will spend a week at the beach working with local adults to explore and celebrate the maritime heritage of the historic marina town of Lowestoft, Suffolk.

We’ll begin on Monday with visits to the Lowestoft Maritime Museum and Mincarlo Trawler, the last surviving sidewinder trawler in the area, for guided tours of their historic collections and sites. The group will then have a brainstorming session to pick out specific themes, objects or stories that really inspired them during the visits, which they will use as guides during the next three days of creative workshops.

Tuesday through Thursday will see around fifty adults take part in either creative music or writing workshops alongside the professional artists. We’ll have a wide range of perspectives with participants from local community music groups, Access Community Trust, the 60+ Club, Flagship Housing and other Lowestoft locals joining together to create pieces in response to Lowestoft’s relationship with the sea.

The week-long project will culminate on Friday with two public performances featuring the original compositions performed by participants: first aboard the Mincarlo Trawler for a lunchtime performance and again outside the Marina Theatre, ahead of the RPO’s thematically linked concert, Celebration of the Sea.

Throughout the week we’ll be sharing our progress with posts by artists, participants and audience members - keep updated on our blog.

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This project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Suffolk Community Foundation Michael Ben Howes Fund.


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