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We are super excited to be able to announce the launch of our pilot schools project at Plumstead Manor School and Corelli College in Greenwich for 40 students between 11 – 13 years.  It is generously being supported by Awards for All and the Garfield Weston Foundation.

It kicked off this week with the building of our innovative and unique sound installation called “Goldfish Bowl” at Plumstead Manor, designed and created by Rosalind Coleman and produced and realised by Alex Lingford, commissioned by the Abram Wilson Foundation.

It is a creative response to the life and times of Philippa Duke Schuyler and an artistic response to music by Abram Wilson, which he wrote inspired by the story of Philippa and her life growing up in an increasingly international world.

Abram Wilson’s music, as featured in this installation creates an imagined visual world that we visit by listening, thinking and imagining. The installation supports this world with a small seating area for the young participants to inhabit with signs and clues, pictures and objects connected to Philippa’s life.

Our workshop leaders, Lydia Newman and Ocean Grey-Bell will run some initial sessions focused on exploring the installation and learning about Philippa’s life and Abram’s music.  The participants will then have an opportunity to work with some professional artists on some of the tunes before selecting their favourite track.  In small groups they will spend the rest of the project reinterpreting that track into their own performance piece which they will present at the end to an invited audience.

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Till soon!


Jennie x