Opera Circus has raised funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for this collaborative project reflecting on WW1 through song, music, film and dance. We are waiting for our permission to start to arrive and then the project will run from this month to March 2019. Bridport Youth Dance, Home in Bridport, David Powell, Bridport Town Council, Robert Golden, Bridport Arts Centre are working together towards a performance at BAC on 4th November, 10th November and then dance from Bridport Youth Dance in March 2019. More information soon. Thanks to Bridport Town Council for their support.
For the last 5 months Opera Circus has been involved in a process called Structured Dialogue through the Voices of Culture project led by The Goethe Institute in Brussels and the European Commission. The question really was how can the EU combat the Nationalism and Fascism that is rising in Europe and can the arts and culture help? They also wanted to know what a variety of organisations thought about this question from those that represented the disabled, worked in prisons and hospitals, the arts, employment and academia. The document is only a work in progress of course but the discussions were good, the commitment from the editorial team profound and the result, useful. It doesn't have all the answers but is a good addition to the challenges that are at present not being deal with in particular all the migrant people who are looking for new countries to live in. Photograph: Robert Golden