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Crazy kids cabaret and a preview!

It’s August – it’s CRAZY! The day is set for a 22 degree high in Hastings with bright sunshine and a light breeze. Lobsterliciously – spread the Lobster Love with LEKIDDO – Lord of The Lobsters! Joyous uplifting pop moves and catchy tunes, Chris Cormack investigates how much fun Jenny Miller’s Barefoot Opera can bring you and your kids.

Posted 22:51 Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: barefoot opera Bloom Britannia Chris Cormack Glastonbury Jenny Miller Lekiddo

People’s opera rehearsals peak as first performance nears

Rehearsals for Bloom Britannia are reaching a climax, and the cast will be meeting every day in the week before they bring Act 1 to a public audience on Sunday 28 April. Brian Hick dropped in on rehearsals to see how things are progressing.

Posted 13:13 Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 In: Community Arts Tags: Bloom Britannia Brian Hick

People’s opera project into new phase – participants wanted!

Barefoot Opera are moving into a new phase of their ‘people’s opera’ with a call-out for participants to start working towards the performance of an extract in late April and full performance a year later. The first events take place this weekend: a workshop for would-be chorus members and sessions in musical improvisation as part of the Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:10 Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 In: Community Arts Tags: Arts Council England barefoot opera Barefoot Wines UK Bloom Britannia De La Warr Pavillon Fairlight Arts Trust Frank Moon Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival Jenny Miller Lucy Mulgan Nick Terdre Orlando Gough Otti Albietz People's Opera Sound Waves Choir Stephen Plaice Tom Clarkson

Madness and Monarchy at Fairlight Hall

If you were one of the many who watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on TV, you would have heard a crystal-clear, pure voice accompanying the bride’s fairytale procession up the aisle. Elin Manahan Thomas, one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation, was honoured to perform Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine at the wedding of the soon-to-be Duke and Duchess of Sussex. HOT’s Erica Smith finds out more about the singer and why she is championing Barefoot Opera.

Posted 12:15 Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: barefoot opera Barefoot Wine Bloom Britannia Elin Manahan Thomas Fairlight Hall nicholas Bosworth Orlando Gough Stephen Plaice
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