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Brave New Voices at the BBC Proms
Sunday 29 July£7.50 – £20
On Sunday 29 July 2018, a group of participants in our Brave New Voices outreach project, all pupils at the Capital City Academy in Willesden, will perform a special piece of poetry as part of the Ten Pieces Prom.
The poem was written by young participants from refugee backgrounds, in collaboration with writer and Brave New Voices coordinator Rosemary Harris and translator Alice Guthrie, in partnership with Salusbury World.
Join CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson in a thrilling musical adventure for all the family inspired by the BBC’s Ten Pieces project, including Copland’s foot-stomping ‘Hoe-Down’ from Rodeo, the dramatic ‘O Fortuna’ from Orff’s Carmina burana, the lyrical Largo from Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony and a selection of colourful portraits from Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations.
Along with the Ten Pieces Children’s Choir, young performers, and some very special guests, discover the characters and stories behind some spectacular orchestral pieces and watch the imaginations of a new generation of music-makers take flight.
English PEN’s outreach programme is a crucial pillar of our work to promote literary diversity and give meaning to the opening lines of the PEN Charter that ‘Literature knows no frontiers’. Brave New Voices introduces established poets to young people with a migrant or refugee background living in the UK. Participants are encouraged to create new work that reflects their aspirations and experiences.
We are thrilled to have been invited by the BBC to showcase the work of our Brave New Voices project, and to collaborate with Capital City Academy, and Salusbury Worldin creating this new, culturally significant work. We are also extremely grateful to the John Lyon’s Charity and the Limbourne Trust for funding the Brave New Voices project.