Full Circle at Southbank’s Refugee Week 2019

Join Newham Music as we bring Newham’s award-winning community opera, Full Circle, to the Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre on Sunday 23 June!

The performance will feature as a part of Southbank’s Refugee Week programme coordinated by Counterpoints Arts. Newham Music and Counterpoints ran a series of spoken-word workshops during the Newham Word Festival in February and March. Rapper and spoken-word artist Mohammed Yahya and poet Laila Sumpton worked with children across Newham to explore themes of refugee journeys, gang violence and place-making to create original new narrations for the opera which will premiere at the Refugee Week performance.

Full Circle also recently received the Outstanding Musical Initiative Award at the prestigious Music Teacher Awards for Excellence and will feature at the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall this November.

The Refugee Week performance of Full Circle will feature 200 children and young people from Lister, Sarah Bonnell and Rokeby schools.

Newham’s Community Opera: Full Circle
Presented at Southbank Centre as part of Refugee Week 2019
The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall
23 June | 1pm | Admission: FREE

For more information, please contact Newham Music at info@newham-music.org.uk.

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