TURTLE OPERA IN OXFORD HAVE CONTINUED TO MEET WEEKLY ON-LINE VIA ZOOM TO SING AND CREATE TOGETHER. THIS SOCIAL INTERACTION HELPS TO BREAK UP THE LOCKDOWN ROUTINE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS AND THE WORKSHOP LEADERS.
(SATURDAYS 2PM – 3.30PM - 6TH JUNE – 25TH JULY)
A MUSIC AND DRAMA CREATIVE PROJECT FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10 AND 14 YEARS OLD. TURTLE OPERA IS FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS,
Before lock down the group met for Saturday workshops to explore a variety of creative disciplines. The young people worked with a professional composer and director to work as a team to create their own group performance of music and story which culminated in an on-line performance for friends and family.
“I don’t mean to be dramatic about it but Turtle Opera has completely changed our lives. Pascal walked out of the first session, and it was as if “Oh my god, it’s ok to be autistic”. For the first time in his life he picked up the phone and he now talks regularly to his grandparents in Australia. He is a changed child.” Mother of a participant.
The Turtle Opera is a Turtle Key Arts partnership with English Touring Opera in collaboration with The Faculty of Music Oxford University (Music in The Community Course) and Autism Family Support Oxfordshire and St Edward's School Oxford. Funding suppoty by Prospero.
TURTLE OPERA 2018 - WHEN I FOUND MY VOICE
Director : Oliver Campbell Smith
Composer: Richard Barnard
Pastoral Leader: Rachel Newsham (AFSO)
Project Co-ordinator : Jessie Reeves