The RPO and workshop leader/composer Alice Phelps worked with community groups and schools across Wigan & Leigh to devise their anthem, Something to Believe In. Workshops were held for local community groups at The Turnpike in Leigh and The Museum of Wigan Life. 11 primary schools got involved in workshops at Leigh Sports Village (with a view across the stadium) and the RPO and Alice also worked with various community choirs, Astley Unlimited Brass Band and Astley Youth Band,, as well as young musicians from Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Something to Believe In was performed by the RPO with members of different community choirs from across Wigan & Leigh at a match-day Fan Party.
RPO Women’s EURO 2022 Cultural Programme in Wigan and Leigh:
- 395 total participants
- 17 local schools
- 150+ audience at match-day Fan Party
Watch Wigan and Leigh Anthem performance
Watch the Wigan and Leigh anthem with British Sign Language.
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Watch the Wigan and Leigh anthem with Makaton.
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About this project
This project is funded using public funding from Arts Council England, with contributions from The Football Association and tournament Host Cities.