Streetwise Blog

A Concert of Hope to remember those who have died on the streets of Manchester

17 July 2018

Street Requiem is an opportunity to experience sheer beauty, profound melancholy, and absolute hope and joy

This uplifting and spiritual requiem brings together influences from gospel, classical, Celtic and African drumming, with inspiring lyrics in Latin, Greek, English, Farsi and Zulu

The number of homeless people who have died on the streets has doubled in the last five years. They need to be acknowledged if we are to move towards a positive change in how our society deals with homelessness, says charity Streetwise Opera

How music is helping our performers change their lives

28 June 2018

Our Impact Report 2017-2018 details the difference that our work is making in the lives of our performers.

The powerful magic of Streetwise Opera — a review of Tell Me The Truth About Love

1 June 2018

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson, from our Manchester programme, reviews our Tyneside #LoveOpera, Tell Me The Truth About Love.

Apply now to Streetwise Opera’s Composers in Residence scheme

24 May 2018

We will commission five composers to develop short operatic choruses that will be dramatised by our performers in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Teesside and Tyneside.

Developing leadership skills at Macquarie

22 March 2018

Sarah Hardie, our Director of Development, and Lucinda Meredith, our Progression Manager, write about how Streetwise Opera performers developed leadership skills while working with participants of the Macquarie Director Programme:

Streetwise Opera are a long-term strategic grant partner of the Macquarie Group Foundation and in 2018 we delivered a project for the Macquarie Director Programme for the fourth time, giving associate directors the opportunity to exchange skills with our participants to enrich the leadership journeys they were undertaking on the programme.

Improving wellbeing and increasing social inclusion by providing opportunities to access arts and cultural activities

20 March 2018

Lucinda Meredith, Progression Manager for Streetwise Opera, writes about the opportunities that we are creating for our participants:

At Streetwise we have established a range of Progression pathways that enable participants to access a program of cultural activities within their communities.

Anna Appleby: Music is for, by, about, with, to, from, of people

19 February 2018

Anna Appleby, who composed music for Streetwise Opera's Tell Me The Truth About Love, writes about her experience.

Photo: RNCM

Our Manchester performers were enchanted by RNCM's Cendrillon

30 January 2018

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson writes about our Manchester group's experience watching Jules Massenet's 'Cendrillon', staged by the Royal Northern College of Music

Jealousy, revenge and Italian opera – but with lots of humour – at mima

22 January 2018

The drama of ordinary people with opera-sized emotions, that’s what Blood on the Canvas is about. The performance features Streetwise Opera performers from Teeside

Photo: Lora Krasteva

Our London performers were wowed by Cirque du Soleil

16 January 2018

Lora Krasteva, Development Manager for our With One Voice initiative, writes about her experience with Streetwise Opera performers at Royal Albert Hall

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