The Atkinson presents an evening of music to celebrate The Footprints project
with the premier of Chorus of the Coast at The Atkinson on Monday 24 November from 6pm.
Chorus of the Coast is a contemporary piece of music, commissioned by The Atkinson and Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme.
The music from Chorus of the Coast has been composed by Eve Harrison, a critically acclaimed composer and will be performed by St Elizabeth’s Primary and Formby High School alongside The Gildas Quartet and oboist David Currington.
The Footprints Project is an ambitious new Sefton-wide arts project that explores the environment, sounds and images of our remarkable coastline for the benefit of residents and visitors to the town.
The Footprint Project – Creatively Interpreting Sefton Coastal Path is a new creative arts project delivered by The Atkinson to help encourage more people to enjoy the rich cultural and natural history of Sefton’s coastal Path.
Danielle Clark , The Atkinson’s Community Officer who has designed and co-ordinated the project said:
“This project, funded by Sefton Coast landscape scheme and HLF, has allowed us to work with four groups including; St Elizabeth’s RC primary, Formby High, Friends of Kings Gardens and Alzheimer’s Society.
Each group explored a part of the coast that was local to them and recorded and discussed the sounds they experienced, including bird species within their natural habitats or capturing more industrial sounds from Seaforth and Bootle docks.
The sounds on the coast then formed the inspiration for a piece of music that would take the listener on a musical journey of the coast from Bootle to Southport, “the Chorus of the Coast”.
The special event on Monday 24 November at The Atkinson will also include readings by prize winners of Merchant Taylor’s Sefton Coast poetry competition for schools Ode to the Coast a performance of dance inspired by the coast by Formby High School and music from Sefton Music Service Jazz Orchestra and Choir
Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund commissioned The Atkinson to deliver four special projects to interpret the 20 miles of the coastal path through artists’ eyes:
- Chorus of the Coast – music inspired by working with children and young people, Friends of King’s Gardens and the Alzheimer’s Society to explore the sounds of the coast
- Make More Than Memories– a schools’ project inspired by the work of Paul Kenny and led by Emma Bush
- Walking through the Sands of Time– a series of artist-led walks led by Mike Collier
- Longshore Drift– a series of 4 artist-led walks and creative conversations led by David Harradine of Fevered Sleep and Merseyside Dance Initiative.
Tickets are FREE, but places are limited .To reserve your space for the Chorus of the Coast Premier please call the Box Office on 01704 533 333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.
Chorus of the Coast Premier
Monday 24 November
Tickets: FREE but limited
Posted on 14 November 2014 under General news