Sea Folk Sing is a two year production by Ideas Test and SparkedEcho, exploring North Kent’s maritime and folklore history through singing.
Between July and August 2019, Sea Folk Sing workshops will run over 9-weeks at The Sunlight Centre in Gillingham and Sheerness East Working Mens Club in Minster, Isle of Sheppey.
These workshops are part of the wider Sea Folk Sing project that wants to improve the wellbeing of people over 55 through singing, storytelling and song.
These fascinating workshops will let people get the chance to explore local history and diverse heritage and folklore, drawing on stories related to the North Kent coast.
They’ll also develop creative skills in songwriting, poetry, lyrics, singing and storytelling, working with professional musicians.
The workshop sessions are friendly and informal with the emphasis on having fun.
There is no need to have any previous experience of music or researching history.
All equipment and materials used are provided by us.
If you want to come along then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text us on 07713 865955.
Later in 2019 we’ll be looking people to help us put on music performances of the songs being created around this summer’s workshops.
If you’re over 55 and ever wanted to sing in a choir, or think you can help us in another way, get in touch with us now!
Send us an email to email@example.com or call/text us on 07713 865955.
There are other ways that you can get involved too…
Are you interested in volunteering? We’d love to hear from you! We’ll have chances for you to gain experience of working on a live music production, including stewarding the performances, as well as other roles.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in volunteering.
Are you a company based in Medway or Swale and are interested in sponsoring the production? Our Sea Folk Sing performances will be ambitious and profile-raising in nature.
You’ll also be making a contribution to older people’s wellbeing in North Kent by sponsoring performances.
We have a number of opportunities that could enhance your social responsibility profile and help you reach new audiences.
To discuss further, contact Lucy Medhurst at email@example.com
Sea Folk Sing is an Ideas Test and SparkedEcho production, exploring North Kent’s maritime and folklore history through singing.
The project is funded by Celebrating Age – a fund from Arts Council England & The Baring Foundation.
It is also funded by Kent County Council, Involving Medway and Optivo.
To find out more about what Sea Folk Sing did in 2018 click the image above or this link.
For full Sea Folk Sing production team credits from 2019 and 2018, click the image above or this link.
Please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07713 865955.
You can also find news and updates on social media by searching #SeaFolkSing