November will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. In North Kent, how well do we know the local stories of that time? As we look to the next 100 years, what have we learned about peace and reconciliation?
Sea Folk Sing is a new choir production showing in Gravesham, Medway and Swale between 2018-2019. This year will explore the theme of reconciliation and WW1, while next year will focus on uncovering sea folklore. Performances of a new piece of music by local composer Emily Peasgood, will take place in venues and public outdoor spaces across the area.
We are delighted to have performances with us on the following dates…
Friday 16 November, 7:30pm – 10:00pm: Extended Performance
‘Beyond Conflict’ is an extended performance that will include a showcase of music work created in the Sea Folk Sing workshops in North Kent over the summer.
At the core of the work has been a series of imaginings and questions to people who could count themselves survivors of WW1 on 12th November 1918, and our own relationship with peace:
Where does empathy begin?
How can we better manage difficult memories?
What is the role of truth in the political re-telling?
Can we evolve beyond conflict?
Includes guest artists – Naomi Bedford, Jane Pitt and Elizabeth Hayward, and composer Emily Peasgood.
Saturday 17 November, performance at 2pm.
Saturday 17 November, performance at 3pm.
Tickets can be booked from their website here.