Turtle Opera 2021 in Oxford will be held online via zoom initially and then at the Ogston Music School - St. Edward's School, Oxford (April - June 2021).
It is a music and drama creative project for children on the autism spectrum, between the ages of 12 and 16 years old. Turtle Ppera is free to all participants,
WHEN & WHERE: Saturday workshops
24th April – 15th May: 2pm – 3.30pm, ONLINE VIA ZOOM
22nd May – 19th June: 2pm – 5pm, Ogston Music School, St. Edwards School, Oxford. OX2 7JN
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31ST March 2021
APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED, IF YOU DID APPLY WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SOON.
During nine Saturday workshops the group will explore a variety of creative disciplines. The children will work with a professional composer and director to work as a team to create their own group performance of music and story which will culminate in a performance for friends and family. The team will be supported by a project co-ordinator from Turtle Key Arts, a pastoral leader from Autism Family Support Oxfordshire and students from The Faculty of Music Oxford University.
“I don’t mean to be dramatic about it but Turtle Opera has completely changed our lives. Pascal walked out of the first session, and it was as if “Oh my god, it’s ok to be autistic”. For the first time in his life he picked up the phone and he now talks regularly to his grandparents in Australia. He is a changed child.” Mother of a participant.
The Turtle Opera is a Turtle Key Arts partnership with English Touring Opera in collaboration with The Faculty of Music Oxford University (Music in The Community Course) and Autism Family Support Oxfordshire and St Edward's School Oxford. Funding supported by Prospero and University of Oxford Community Grant.
TURTLE OPERA 2019 - WHEN I FOUND MY VOICE
Director : Oliver Campbell Smith
Composer: Richard Barnard
Pastoral Leader: Rachel Newsham (AFSO)