A sound walk of East Sussex that’s guided by strings… the thread that weaves different parts of hastings together. Weaving in field recordings made during walks in lockdown, Ruby improvises folk-inspired melodies with electronics.
Barefoot Opera is partnering with Isolation Station to produce our Artists Sessions. The event will be streamed live on two Facebook pages:
Barefoot Opera are offering another outdoor picnic music event; with great care and attention to social distancing and track and tracing. We are going to limit numbers to 45 as an extra precautionary measure.
19 August, 2020
Crazy Kids Cabaret: Bev Lee Harling
10am Wednesday 19th August FREE
A Family-Friendly 30-minute show. It’s August – it’s CRAZY!
Bev and her family create music using random household objects. Join in with your own pots and pans and whatever hitty, shaky things you can find lying around for this fun, chaotic musical extravaganza.
Bev is a composer, performer, singer-songwriter and educator who revels in mixing up genres and everyday sounds into one big musical soup for the soul.
Artists Session Live: Gavin & Naomi – Violin/Cello Duo
7 pm Tuesday 11th August FREE
Outstanding soloists Gavin Kibble and Naomi Burrell will play a selection of solos and duets live in a St Leonards garden.
Gavin Kibble played ‘cello in Barefoot Opera’s ‘Bloom Britannia’ extract last May. He and his partner violinist Naomi Burrell perform regularly with ensembles including the English Concert, Academy of Ancient Music, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and were both poised to start a long tour with English Touring Opera when lockdown struck.
Repertoire: Bach, Cassado, Corelli, and other tuneful surprises…
The concert is ‘pay what you can by donation’
Bring your picnic blanket/chairs
There will be no facilities available
Parking on the road
After the success of our pop-up live recording with Chiara Vinci and Tom Clarkson, Barefoot Opera are offering another outdoor picnic music event; with great care and attention to social distancing and track and tracing. We are going to limit numbers to 40 as an extra precautionary measure.
5 August, 2020
Crazy Kids Cabaret: 5th Aug
10 am Wednesday 5th August FREE
A Family-Friendly 30-minute show! It’s August – it’s CRAZY!
Lobsterliciously – Spreading the Lobster Love with LEKIDDO – Lord of The Lobsters! Pop music that brings uplifting joyous fun with The V&A’s Glastonbury Festivals People’s Playlist favourite, No.1 artist, LEKIDDO – Lord of The Lobsters!
Join LEKIDDO – Lord of The Lobsters! in this fun half-hour with joyous uplifting pop moves and catchy tunes. “Show Me Your Claws” Beautiful PinchyPinchykisskiss Peoples and we’ll have a Lobsterliciously happening half-hour together Spreading the Lobster Love.
As we are now allowed to meet outside – this event will be live and in person! (not via zoom)
For all ages, Lucy will lead this workshop incorporating improvisation and story-telling. Together we will create a new piece of music involving singing, body, and voice “percussion”. Come along with a big voice and a lot of energy!
A regular with Barefoot Opera, Lucy Mulgan is a composer, bass player, and educator who works in many different styles – from opera to jazz and pop.
Please register & you will receive details of this event which will be outside in St Leonards-on-Sea. Tickets available until 24 hrs before the event.
22 July, 2020
Artists Session: Tom & Chiara – Songs for the Isolated
8pm Wednesday 22nd July FREE
Join Tom and Chiara for a living room session of folk songs, vocal harmonies, and stories.
Multi-instrumentalist Tom Clarkson and soprano Chiara Vinci (aka Stage Left Project) share a personal selection of songs that have kept their spirits up during the Lockdown. Enjoy songs from Kurt Weill to Crosby Stills and Nash with midweek wine or summer sobriety.
Barefoot Opera is partnering with Isolation Station to produce our Artists Sessions
17 July, 2020
Music Quiz: Play that funky music for a while!
6.30pm Friday 17 July FREE
Back by popular demand, Multi-instrumentalist Tom Clarkson and soprano Chiara Vinci (aka Stage Left Project) present a Hastings-based music quiz with live music performances throughout. You don’t have to know everything, but if you do then you’ll probably win.
Prizes include pride, glory, and satisfaction.
Please register & you will receive the zoom link on the day of the event. Tickets available until 24 hrs before the event.
8 July, 2020
Artists Session: Alice Privett – Opera in my Pjs
8pm Wednesday 8th July FREE
As the rules relax, why shouldn’t you? Enjoy a mixture of classic opera favourites, Schubert Lieder and Folksong- all from the comfort of your own home. Don your PJs, get comfy, pour a glass of wine: treat yourself!
Soprano Alice Privett studied at the Guildhall and the Royal Academy and has since worked as a soloist with Holland Park, Opera, Garsington Opera, and Longborough Festival Opera. She particularly loves opportunities to perform contemporary music.
We are kicking off our on-line Bloom activities with a Bloom by Zoom Workshop!
Jenny Miller, accompanied by Alice Privett, will first give you an energized fun blast of Barefoot Opera’s ‘Breath Movement and Sound’ and then lead you through two of the big numbers from Act One of Bloom Britannia. A great chance to try out for yourself what the music is like, or a great chance to re-connect with participants from last year. Jenny will ensure that you can follow as a first-timer.
We will have a Makaton signer to make the session as accessible as possible.
Music: Spirelighter and Ayde Jano are downloadable as either text only or music. Please visit the bloom download page below.