Fabulous weather and performances!
We put on The Audition for the NAPA Gala in the beautiful Kennedy Room (recently spotted on Strictly Come Dancing), Cecil Sharp House, to celebrate NAPA’s 20th birthday. Our audience being a mix of care home residents, care staff, activity providers and influencers from across the care sector – one of the latter proving a most able conductor.
We were particularly delighted to bring our relevant performance to this wonderful event that is all about quality care, in a manner that respects the care world, the professional singers (who cannot be expected to perform for free – ref Long Live Arts manifesto: http://www.longlivearts.eu/manifesto/) and the quality of the production itself.
NAPA: National Activity Provider’s Association: meaningful engagement for older people www.napa-activities.com
A huge thank you to you who joined us on the 29th September. This intimate performance in the Rosslyn Hill Chapel was a tribute to Davina, to whom this project is so closely linked, and in preparation for our upcoming exciting tour to Scotland. The evening, facilitated by Dr Claire Garabedian, proved a great success not least for the sense of all contributing in some way and showing how our performances spark discussion and action around a topic often unrealised.