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Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015
Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015
An Opera North / The Wrong Crowd co-production Cambridge Junction Wednesday 22nd April, 7.30pm Price: £12 (£8 concessions). Group of 4: £34 (max 2 adults). Box Office: (10am - 6pm Mon - Sat) 01223 511 511 or firstname.lastname@example.org Book now to...
An Opera North / The Wrong Crowd co-production
Wednesday 22nd April, 7.30pm
Price: £12 (£8 concessions). Group of 4: £34 (max 2 adults).
Box Office: (10am - 6pm Mon - Sat) 01223 511 511
Book now to bring your class to experience the magic of song, drama, puppetry and storytelling
Recommended for everyone over the age of 7 (Years 3- 6)
Lasts approximately 70 minutes, sung in English
Based on a tale from the Finnish folk epic The Kalevala, Swanhunter is a magical adventure that celebrates the power of song, designed specifically for a family audience – for adults just as much as for children.
For this brand new production, Opera North collaborates for the first time with the acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd to create an inventive fusion of atmospheric music, spellbinding puppetry and live action.
Composed by Jonathan Dove, using a libretto written by Alasdair Middleton, the creative team behind Opera North’s hugely successful The Adventures of Pinocchio, this chamber opera is scored for six singers accompanied by six instrumentalists.
Why see it?
• A great way to introduce young people to opera and classical music linking to the music curriculum
o Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians (KS2)
• A multi-sensory performance event to inspire the imagination and enrich learning
• An opportunity to experience an extraordinary collaboration of art forms with an audience of your peers
Interactive online resource for teachers, students aged 7+ & families with children aged 7+ now available including:
• An introduction to Swanhunter – giving the work some context
• Clips of music of Swanhunter
• Swanhunter in brief – classroom-friendly synopsis and character outline
• Related games and online activities to do in the classroom – including how to make your own puppet
Swanhunter Resource Pack: http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=4f3d99a7-dd44-43ce-beda-d269ce1184eb
In- School workshops
Schools wishing to book an Opera North artist for Swanhunter workshops at their school in preparation for seeing the show, should contact the Opera North Education team, Tel: 0113 22 33 520, Email: email@example.com.
Cambridge Junction is less than ten minutes walk from from Cambridge Railway Station.
Turn left out of the station on to Station Place, walk for a few minutes before turning right on to Brookgate. Turn left by the Co-op on to Hills Road and walk over the railway bridge. As you pass over the bridge, you will see Cambridge Junction on your left.
Access can be gained via the stairs from the bridge or by continuing across the bridge and turning left into Cherry Hinton Road and across Cambridge Leisure Plaza.
For further information visit the National Rail Enquiries website or call 08457 48 49 50.
From the South (London & M25) - M25, M11
From the North West (Huntingdon, Peterborough & Northampton) - A14 then M11
From the West (Bedford, St Neots & Milton Keynes) - A428 then M11
From the East (Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich & Norwich) - A11, A14, M11
From all directions outside Cambridge go to Junction 11 on the M11 and take the A1309 into Cambridge for several miles. At the second set of major traffic lights, turn right into Long Road. At the next major traffic lights turn left into Hills Road. After half a mile turn right into Cherry Hinton Road. Turn left unto Clifton Road. After approx 200 metres you will arrive at Clifton Way on your left which leads to Cambridge Junction. For Sat Nav users, our postcode is CB1 7GX.
Parking: Secure car parking is available in the X-Leisure multi-storey car park on Clifton Way, adjacent to Cambridge Junction. For more information visit x-leisure.co.uk. Customers visiting Cambridge Junction during the day may validate their parking tickets at the J2 Box Office to obtain a discounted rate.
By Bicycle or On Foot from the City Centre
Cambridge Junction is a 30 minute walk from the centre of Cambridge. Head out of the city on St Andrews Street, with the Grand Arcade shopping centre on your right. Stay on this road as it becomes Regent Street.
When you get to the Catholic Church with the high spire at the crossroads where Hills Road, Regent Street, Gonville Place and Lensfield Road meet, head straight up Hills Road. As you pass over the bridge, you will see The Junction on your left.
Access can be gained via the stairs from the bridge or by continuing across the bridge and turning left into Cherry Hinton Road and across Cambridge Leisure Plaza. There are a huge number of cycle racks outside Cambridge Junction.
Buses run regularly along Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road throughout the day and early evening. Nightbuses pass to and from the City Centre, Arbury, Kings Hedges, Chesterton, Trumpington, Queen Edith’s Way, Cherry Hinton, Perne Road and the Whitehill Estate. For further information visit Stagecoach website or call 08712 00 22 33.
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