Streetwise Opera

Opera Hours 2019

Streetwise Opera has commissioned five composers based in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Teesside and Tyneside to create choruses for our performers, people who are or have been homeless. We look for support towards 40 workshops and five events so our performers can learn and premiere the pieces.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1092931)

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Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£16,160

Donations

35

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Unfortunately, homelessness is on the rise; research showed that between 2010 and 2017, the level of rough sleeping in England increased by 169%, and there has been a 75% increase in households in temporary accommodation. As welfare cuts continue, there is a need to provide support to society’s most disadvantaged and isolated which will help them make positive, sustainable changes in their lives.

Solution

At Streetwise Opera, we know that people who are homeless need stable housing, jobs and food, and we also know that the confidence, wellbeing and social networks that people develop through participation in the arts can play a vital part in breaking the cycle of homelessness. Our Opera Hour project will give our performers the opportunity to collaborate with inspiring artists, take part in an exciting creative experience and perform to friends, family and the public in a professional venue.

  • I'm not as scared of new things as I was before. I have a lot of friends through coming to Streetwise and I've been to places I've never thought it was possible to go to.

    — Streetwise Opera performer

  • "At the end of the day it's a lovely feeling to think "wow, how amazing you've done" and you feel so proud of yourself, you go home and your jaw gets locked because you‚Äôve smiled all day and you just feel absolutely wonderful in yourself."

    — Streetwise Opera performer

  • "I think the fact we do proper opera is really good too, and it shows that opera's not just for a few people, opera's for anybody who's interested."

    — Streetwise Opera performer

  • I'm not as scared of new things as I was before. I have a lot of friends through coming to Streetwise and I've been to places I've never thought it was possible to go to.

    — Streetwise Opera performer

  • "I think the fact we do proper opera is really good too, and it shows that opera's not just for a few people, opera's for anybody who's interested."

    — Streetwise Opera performer

  • "At the end of the day it's a lovely feeling to think "wow, how amazing you've done" and you feel so proud of yourself, you go home and your jaw gets locked because you’ve smiled all day and you just feel absolutely wonderful in yourself."

    — Streetwise Opera performer