Manning Camerata

Music in for all in Woolwich

A programme of music for a summers evening at the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich that will attract existing local families and communities and the new audiences making their homes in and around Woolwich and beyond.

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  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
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Our programmes will be a series of inspiring and fun evenings for all ages that will trace the history of the Royal Arsenal and reflect the changing face of Woolwich today. The music programme will be chosen to reflect of the multicultural nature of the local audience: four small scale evenings of music and talks (audience 150), and one outdoor large scale orchestral gala concert(audience 2000). Our aim is to open people eyes to new, musical and cultural experiences not normally available in South East London, building on the successes of outdoor concerts seasons available in Greenwich and Canary Wharf . The programme will be underwritten and promoted in partnership with Greenwich Cultural services and our existing media Local people/residents/ families will be offered special concessions on ticket prices as well as opportunities to get to know the orchestra and its work with a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look and open rehearsals . In particular local schools and residents will encourage joining a series of workshops during rehearsals and family matinee previews. The concerts will be open to the wider London audience, but local residents will be offered discounted tickets. Project goals: To offer a vibrant summer season of music concerts for the local community, providing casual employment and work experience in the culture sector for young people. Local residence will be invited to the rehearsals to meet the players and Manning Camerata to ensure that the programme is as inclusive and informative as possible. The programme will be underwritten and promoted in partnership with Greenwich Cultural services and our existing media contacts including SkyArts and the London press. The progject is not a profit making exercise. Any profits will be channelled into Manning Camerata’s educational fund created to develop outreach programmes to local schools and young people. % Budget breakdown 52% Musician / professional fees 12% Marketing 14% Equipment Hire 22% Staff and project management