LEARNING: Portrait of Ulverston
Fri 4th May 2012 - 7:38

Taking inspiration from Camerata’s 2011/12 season theme of Portraits and as part of the Portraits of Place project, young people from Grasmere CE Primary and Croftlands Junior School worked with a composer, Camerata musicians, and visual artist to create a portrait of Cumbria in music, photographic collage and live visual image mixing.

The children produced two pieces of new music and a photographic collage reflecting their experiences of their locality, their lives and what living in Grasmere and Ulverston means to them.

The children created their own lyrics, composed their own music and took their own photographs as well as doing some research along the way, to find ‘beautiful in the ordinary’ as they reflected on their own views of where they live.

   Manchester Camerata in Ulverston


Manchester Camerata in Ulverston     

The team from Manchester Camerata included composer Andy Smith, Visual Artist Dave Hulston, and Camerata musicians Clarinettist Hannah McCabe and Flautist Amina Hussain.  A video of the project will be available shortly.

The photographic collage will stand alongside Portraits from other areas to create a large geographic photographic collage. The installation will feature as a pre-concert exhibition piece at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on the 26th May. 

The project was generously supported by the Sir John Fisher Foundation, and the Freida Scott Charitable Trust.

Frfieda Scott Charitable Trust    
John Fisher Foundation    

Read more about Manchester Camerata Learning Projects

Manchester Camerata Concerts in Ulverston and the South Lakes

Portrait of an Englishman - 26 May 2012 - The Bridgewater Hall


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