Barefoot Opera’s aim to dig deep into the basic materials of communication have led the company to increasingly work with all sectors of the community from commissioning new operas for Primary school children (Red! by Lucy Mulgan 2019), to helping develop choirs with vulnerable adults, (Seaview Centre) and holding regular ‘Sing for health and well-being’ workshops for all comers. These latter workshops are in collaboration with Arts on Prescription, a Hastings-based organisation that brings practicing artists in contact with people who benefit therapeutically from arts engagement.
This work has been deeply rewarding and some of our projects can be seen in the videos below. Meanwhile, our big flagship project, a community opera, Bloom Britannia, is a fusion of our community work and our artistic practice. Follow this link for more on ‘Bloom Britannia’.