We are currently taking applications for Turtle Opera 2022 in Birmingham. The first session will be held online via zoom and then at a venue in Birmingham which will be confirmed soon. (January - March 2022).
This is a music and drama creative project aimed specifically at 10-14 year olds with an autism spectrum diagnosis.. Turtle Opera is free to all participants,
WHEN & WHERE: Saturday workshops
15th January 2022 2pm – 3.30pm, ONLINE VIA ZOOMVENUE: BOA, 1 Grosvenor St, Birmingham B4 7QD
22nd, 29th January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February 5th, 12th March 2022 2pm - 5pm
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 3rd December 2021
During nine Saturday workshops the group will explore a variety of creative disciplines. The autistic young people will work with a professional composer and director to work as a team to create their own group performance of music and story. This will culminate in a sharing for friends and family. The team will be supported by a project co-ordinator from Turtle Key Arts.
“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.
Turtle Opera is a Turtle Key Arts partnership with English Touring Opera and Royal College of Music in collaboration with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. It is funded by Children in Need.
TURTLE OPERA 2019 - WHEN I FOUND MY VOICE