‘Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom’ heads to Barking
Music in the Round’s popular ‘Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom’ heads to Barking for two sold out school performances.
Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom, Thursday 16 June, The Broadway, Barking, 10.45am & 1.30pm
Music in the Round welcomes exciting times as they take their fantasticallly funny and unique children’s performance of ‘Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom’ to Barking on 16 June, as part of a new partnership with London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) Music Hub. The sold out concerts will be performed at The Broadway and will be the first classical schools concerts to take place in Barking, performing to more than 600 children from five local schools; St Peters, Ripple, Northbury, John Perry and Gascoigne.
Based on the new children’s book written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Korky Paul, Sir Scallywag and the Battle of the Stinky Bottom is the latest book adapted for performance by Music in the Round’s children’s composer in residence Paul Rissmann. Featuring live classical music performed by the world-class musicians of Ensemble 360, lively storytelling by our special guest narrator Esther Sheridan, bright illustrations from the book and lots of audience participation, this concert follows the successful format of previous family concerts such as Crazy Creatures, Stan and Mabel and Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants.
Barking Local Authority is one of three pilot cultural education partnerships that have been established in the UK to improve education outcomes for children across the board. Over the years Music in the Round have delivered a fantastic programme of music performances and events tailored for families, young musicians, and the local community and are thrilled to be able to bring this unique concert to new audiences.
Fraser Wilson, Learning and Participation Manager for Music in the Round said about the project: “This is the first project that we’ve run in partnership with LBBD, but we’re excited about the relationship that has started to develop. We share a pioneering approach to music education and a commitment to quality, accessibility, and enjoyment. This project will, we expect, be the first step in an ongoing collaboration that will bring Ensemble 360 and Music in the Round to Barking and Dagenham, with all the benefits to the borough’s cultural life.”
This marks the end of a successful spring season for Music in the Round, who in April had surpassed community participation goals and reached an all-time high, with nearly 125,000 participants in Sheffield and across England having taken part in the last 10 years alone. Music in the Round area now working with singer-in-residence Roderick Williams, who over the next three years will work closely with communities across England to compose and collaborate on classical music performances, providing opportunities for audiences to be introduced to classical music in a new and exciting way.
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